Composer of the Week
Composer of the Week: Big Band: The New Sounds11/21/14
Donald Macleod and Guy Barker examine the more recent directions taken in big band jazz.
Composer of the Week: Big Band: The 1950s
Donald Macleod charts developments in the big band sound in the 1950s.
Composer of the Week: Big Band: Big Band Bebop
Donald Macleod and trumpeter Guy Barker explore the birth of big band bebop.
Composer of the Week: Big Band: The Swing Era
Donald Macleod and Guy Barker explore the music of the swing era.
Composer of the Week: Big Band: Pioneers
Donald Macleod on big band pioneers including Fletcher Henderson and Paul Whiteman.
COTW: Mozart 14th November 2014
Donald Macleod explores five key years of Mozart's life and presents five of his chamber works for solo wind and strings
COTW: Stradella 7th November 2014
Donald Macleod on the music of Alessandro Stradella. Highly respected and successful, he wrote in all genres: oratorios, cantatas, theatre music, opera seria, songs, and sacred and instrumental music
COTW: Khachaturian 31st October 2014
Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Aram Khachaturian, a composer whose colourful scores led him to be dubbed the 'Rubens of Russian Music'
COTW: Debussy 17th October 2014
Donald Macleod explores a less celebrated, but important, area of Debussy's output - his chamber works
COTW: Brahms Experience- Johannes Brahms
Exploring the friendship between Johannes Brahms and Clara Schumann, who would become a lifelong friend, critic and inspiration
COTW: Dyson 3rd October 2014
Donald Macleod explores the life and music of George Dyson, celebrated composer, broadcaster, teacher and author of the first manual on hand grenade use
COTW: Panufnik 26th September 2014
Donald Macleod celebrates the life and music of Warsaw-born composer Andrzej Panufnik
COTW: Donizetti 19th September 2014
Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Gaetano Donizetti, who composed almost 70 operas in 19th-century Italy
COTW: Rameau 12th September 2014
Donald Macleod is joined by Professor Graham Sadler to celebrate the work of one of the greatest figures in French musical history, composer and theorist Jean-Philippe Rameau
COTW: Dvorak 5th September 2014
Donald Macleod explores Dvorak's relationship with the British Isles, which he visited nine times between 1884 and 1896
COTW: Stravinsky 8th August 2014
Donald Macleod explores Igor Stravinsky's life and work up to the end of World War I, introducing rarely-heard and early compositions
COTW: Cole Porter 1st August 2014
Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Cole Porter, one of the most famous Broadway composers of his time. His achievements include a catalogue of witty, sophisticated and sometimes risque songs
COTW: Janacek 25th July 2014
Donald Macleod celebrates the life and music of Leos Janacek. Known primarily as a folklorist and teacher, he didn't achieve international recognition as a composer until he was into his sixties
COTW: Dittersdorf 18th July 2014
Donald Macleod on the life and music of Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, a composer whose concertos, operas, string quartets and over 100 symphonies made him a rival to Haydn in the late 18th century.
COTW: Buxtehude 11th July 2014
Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Danish organist and composer Dietrich Buxtehude
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