Season 17, Episode 8 What Is Music?

First Aired: November 21, 1989

“What Is Music?” includes violin making; how an organ produces sound; how the brain synthesizes tones; and computers that can duplicate the sounds of instruments and voices. Narrator: Don Wescott.

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  • Premiered: March 3, 1974
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  • Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)

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