“Early modernism started by questioning everything, including the very building blocks of music. It was an exciting, radical time, and this talk will pay homage to those rebels and visionaries that shaped the twentieth century and its legacy. Expect the unexpected.”

Fasten your seat belts, sit back and enjoy this classical music road trip with Dr Jonathan James. In this second roadmap talk this Autumn, Jonathan James probes the successful formula of Romantic music, looking at what links this diverse period together, with illustrations from Schubert through to Strauss.

These one hour LIVE streamed talks are part of the Arts Active International Concert Series Extras, and support the International Concert Series programme at St David’s Hall.

The talks pack both essential information and fascinating tidbits into under an hour, and are delivered with a light touch by Dr Jonathan James from the piano. Whether new and curious to the scene or a concert veteran, there will be plenty there for you to enjoy.

Jonathan has also created a wonderful playlist to expand your listening, with his handpicked “Guide to Classical Music”.