The end of the 19th century introduced the concept of "color" and "color palettes" into music theory, as these new musical concepts were heavily influenced by the complementary impressionism movement in the visual arts community. Artists discussed in the video will include well-known classical composers Debussy, Stravinksy, Ravel, Schoenberg, and Boulez among others. The video also includes work from more contemporary artists like French composer Olivier Messiaen and Japanese Composer Toru Takemitsu who demonstrate the ways in which 19th century music history continues to affect modern musicians. Narrated by Simon Rattle, the DVD also covers how literature, specifically poetry, informed 19th century composers' understanding of musical texture and form. Through this video, students of music history will come to a comprehensive understanding of how "color" and tonality create feeling in music.