The Music of Man

The Music of Man (1978)

  • Genre: Documentary
  • First Air Date: 1978-11-10
  • Last Air Date: 1978-12-29
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 8
  • Status: Returning Series
  • Production Company: CBC
  • Production Country: Canada
  • Networks: CBC Television


An exploration of the world's music. Yehudi Menuhin has created this expansive survey of musical traditions from five continents. With panoramic vision and infectious enthusiasm, he takes us from primeval rhythms of Africa to the symphonies of Beethoven, from plainsong to jazz, from Swiss yodeling to Irish jig, from steel drum to electronic synthesizer. The Music of Man was a series of eight hour-long specials with host Yehudi Menuhin, following the development of music from its beginnings at the dawn of history to the electronic experiments, jazz and rock of our own time. Menuhin, the renowned violinist, conductor and humanist, participated both as violin soloist and conductor throughout the series, and was also co-writer.

  • Keywords: miniseries, music history
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    The Music of Man Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1978-11-10
    8 Episodes

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    • Yehudi Menuhin

      as self, presenter
    Writing Yehudi Menuhin Writer
    Writing Curtis W. Davis Writer
    Writing Charles Weir Writer