The Pursuit of happiness; The Smile of reason

United Kingdom, 1969

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Episode numbers 9 and 10 of Series “Civilisation”.
Part 9. Sir Kenneth Clark reflects on the nature of 18th century music, from Bach to Mozart and on the architecture of that period. Part 10. Looks at the sensible, sophisticated men and women who met in the salons of 18th century Paris and became the precursors of revolutionary politics.

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