Classic Britannia - Modernism and Minimalism

Three-part series looking at British classical music from the end of World War Two to the present day. In the 1960s, classical music finally shook off the past and embraced its own revolution. A generation of young radicals, from Cornelius Cardew and Gavin Bryars to Peter Maxwell Davies and Harrison Birtwistle, reclaimed their right to provoke, shock and inspire, reinventing classical music for the modern world.