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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

Vivaldi's operas

10/13/2017
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A look behind the curtain and onto the stage to explore the world of Vivaldi's operas

Duration: 01:05:12


Mussorgsky

9/29/2017
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Donald Macleod explores Mussorgsky's music, with the spotlight on his songs

Duration: 00:46:50


Purcell

9/22/2017
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Donald Macleod explores the music of English composer Henry Purcell.

Duration: 01:01:47


Alexander Goehr - Part 2

9/15/2017
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Donald Macleod in conversation with composer Alexander Goehr at his home near Cambridge

Duration: 00:39:06


Alexander Goehr - Part 1

9/15/2017
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Donald Macleod in conversation with composer Alexander Goehr at his home near Cambridge

Duration: 00:53:36


Mozart

9/8/2017
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Donald Macleod explores the miraculous chamber music of Mozart's Vienna years

Duration: 00:41:33


Grieg

8/11/2017
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Donald Macleod looks at the multi-talented Norwegian composer, pianist and conductor

Duration: 00:54:45


Birth of Polyphony

8/4/2017
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Donald Macleod takes a close look at the change from pure monophony to complex polyphony.

Duration: 01:07:52


Mathias

7/28/2017
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Donald Macleod explores Mathias's student days in Aberystwyth and London

Duration: 01:04:46


Haydn

7/21/2017
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Donald Macleod explores Haydn's often overlooked piano sonatas.

Duration: 00:58:33


Messiaen

7/14/2017
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Donald Macleod explores the organ music of Olivier Messiaen.

Duration: 00:51:37


Charpentier

7/7/2017
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Donald Macleod explores the music of Marc-Antoine Charpentier.

Duration: 00:57:05


Mahler

6/30/2017
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Donald Macleod explores the relationship between Gustav and Alma Mahler

Duration: 00:57:19


Bizet

6/16/2017
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Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Georges Bizet

Duration: 01:04:09


Chopin

6/9/2017
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Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Fryderyk Chopin

Duration: 01:01:04


Rebecca Clarke

6/2/2017
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Donald Macleod looks at life of Rebecca Clarke with Christopher Johnson and Ian Jones.

Duration: 01:04:06


Monteverdi

5/19/2017
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Donald Macleod recounts Monteverdi's rise from humble beginnings in Cremona.

Duration: 00:59:46


Praetorius

5/5/2017
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Donald Macleod focuses on Praetorius's final years and works.

Duration: 01:06:16


LeFanu

4/28/2017
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British composer Nicola LeFanu discusses her life and music with Donald Macleod.

Duration: 01:15:37


Schumann

4/21/2017
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Donald Macleod explores Schumann's Dusseldorf years.

Duration: 00:58:35

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