Music with Michael Lankester PM In Person
‘Our music was once divided into its proper forms … But later, an unmusical anarchy was led by poets who had natural talent, but were ignorant of the laws of music … they infected the masses with the presumption to think for themselves … the result was not music but a reputation for promiscuous cleverness and a spirit of law-breaking.’ ~ Plato
‘Mythology is not a lie, mythology is poetry, it is metaphorical. It is beyond words. Mythology pitches the mind to what can be known but not told.’ ~ Joseph Campbell
From Prometheus and the gift of fire to Ariadne and the Golden Thread; from Ulysses, threatened by the jaws of Scylla and Charybdis, to the love between Daphnis and Chloe, and from Apollo, God of Music and Dance, to Orpheus in the Underworld … this series traces the extraordinary wealth of music that has been inspired by Ancient Greek and Roman myths.