Exploring the Music of “Downton Abbey”

downton-abbey-movie-poster-1558426682With the new “Downton Abbey” film releasing today, derived from the smash-hit television period-drama of the same name, we thought you could relive some of the pieces of music that were released during 1927, when the film takes place.

For almost a decade now, the historical blockbuster TV series has been set in the fictional Yorkshire country estate of Downton Abbey between 1912 and 1926, depicts the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their domestic servants in the era after King Edward VII, the son of Queen Victoria. It’s dramatic, unflinching, raw and exceptionally well-produced.

Check out Nashville Public Radio’s article on the classics of classical music released during this year, and listen to it all here! From compositions such as Alban Berg’s Lyric Suite to Igor Stravinsky’s “Oedipus Rex,” and George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” to Béla Bartók’s “String Quartet No. 3,” there are pieces for every classical music taste here. After checking out the link, let us know what your favorite piece was in the comments.

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