Composer of the Week
Composer of the Week: Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924):...06/29/15
Donald Macleod on how Puccini's music was linked with the ideas of the new unified Italy.
Composer of the Week: Arvo Part (1935-): Give Me the...
Part's recent work, including Orient and Occident, Symphony No 4 and Adam's Lament.
Composer of the Week: Arvo Part (1935-): Eternity and...
Donald Macleod focuses on the years after Part's move to the West in 1980.
Composer of the Week: Arvo Part (1935-): Silence Is Like...
Donald Macleod focuses on the composition of Part's work For Alina.
Composer of the Week: Arvo Part (1935-): The Soundworld of...
Tracing Part's experiments in twelve-tone music and collage, and his tintinnabuli process.
Donald Macleod explores the life and career of English composer Gustav Holst
Donald Macleod explores works by Carl Maria von Weber
Five Under 35
Donald Macleod speaks to five members of a new generation of British composers about their work and the issue of women in music from a contemporary perspective
Jacquet de la Guerre
Hailed by scholars as one of the most successful women in the history of French music, Donald Macleod explores with Mary Cyr, the life and music of Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre.
Donald Macleod explores Giuseppe Verdi’s middle period.
Henry Purcell's stageworks: William and Mary's accession heralds a change in direction for one of England's most brilliant and respected composers. Donald Macleod charts Purcell's activities during their reign.
Donald Macleod explores music written in a critical time in Schubert's life, following the diagnosis of serious illness
Donald Macleod explores the life and career of composer Bela Bartok (1881-1945), one of the most influential composers of the 20th Century. Today he focuses on Bartok's sickly childhood, early life and musical beginnings, including his first major...
Exploring Haydn's time at the Hungarian palace of Eszterhaza, the composer's primary base of operations for nearly a quarter of a century and where, he said, he 'was forced to become original'
Donald Macleod surveys the life and music of Orlande de Lassus, a cosmopolitan composer who became so famous he was known as 'the divine Orlando'.
Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Franz Liszt with a rare opportunity to hear all 13 of his symphonic poems
Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Emmanuel Chabrier, a composer whose originality is acknowledged by leading voices of French music in the 20th century.
Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Antonio Vivaldi, a Venetian priest, feted in his lifetime as both composer and violinist, yet destined to die in obscurity in faraway Vienna
In conversation with Donald Macleod, celebrated conductor, composer, jazz performer and classical pianist Andre Previn discusses his remarkable life and music
Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Robert Schumann, focusing on the literary influences that helped shape his work
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