James Naughtie traces the history of 1000 years of classical music in this landmark Radio 4 series. Broadcaster and music enthusiast James Naughtie uncovers the roots of our music and explores its historical context. His journey reveals how composers and performers, princes and patrons, and the chance happenings of the past have built a classical tradition that is the soundtrack to our history and tells a glittering and inspiring story. Volume 1 opens with the music from the consecration of Notre Dame in Paris in 1163, explores the changes in Renaissance and Reformation music and introduces the genius of Bach, Mozart and Beethoven. In Volume 2, the starting point is the nineteenth century and the great works of Wagner and Verdi. The twentieth century musical landscape includes two World Wars, the beginnings of Jazz, the Sixties and the impact of technology on the music-making of an extraordinary century. This title is winner of AudioFile Earphones Award. 'The Making of Music proves both entertaining and informative' - "Daily Telegraph". '...presented with such reverence and commitment that it even surpasses the audiobook's exquisite musical excerpts...A superlative listen!' - "AudioFile".