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Composer of the Week

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Composer of the Week is one of Radio 3's longest running programmes, now presented by Donald Macleod.

Composer of the Week is one of Radio 3's longest running programmes, now presented by Donald Macleod.
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London, United Kingdom

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BBC

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Composer of the Week is one of Radio 3's longest running programmes, now presented by Donald Macleod.

Language:

English


Episodes

Johannes Brahms

5/18/2018
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Donald Macleod explores the lifelong friendship between Brahms and the great violin virtuoso Joseph Joachim - and the music of genius that resulted

Duration:00:59:20

Lili Boulanger

5/11/2018
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Donald Macleod explores the life of Lili Boulanger, the first female winner of France's most prestigious composition competition, the Prix de Rome

Duration:01:02:08

Aaron Copland

5/4/2018
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Aaron Copland is the composer who, more than any other, defined the sound of American classical music. Copland's life spanned every decade of the 20th Century, and this week Donald Macleod explores the composer's life and music against the background of the events of that Century.

Duration:01:02:11

Giuseppe Verdi

4/20/2018
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Donald Macleod pieces together the truths as he traces Verdi's life and music.

Duration:01:13:06

Johann Pachelbel

4/13/2018
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Donald Macleod unravels the rich musical legacy of a composer known almost exclusively for one iconic work: the "Canon in D".

Duration:01:09:05

Carlo Gesualdo

3/30/2018
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Donald Macleod looks at the life and music of Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, notorious for the murder of his first wife and cousin, Maria d'Avalos.

Duration:01:08:34

Claude Debussy

3/23/2018
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Donald Macleod looks at the development of Debussy's career against his personal life

Duration:01:05:23

Rachel Portman

3/9/2018
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Donald Macleod joins the Oscar winning film composer Rachel Portman in her studio in London, to chat about her life and music for film and the concert platform.

Duration:01:22:44

Michael Haydn

10/28/2016
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Michael Haydn. He was a composer admired and respected by Mozart and revered by Schubert

Duration:01:11:12

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