Long-running series taking a composer as its subject for one or more programmes and exploring their life and work
Share this with
All episodes available on BBC iPlayer Radio (22 total)
BBC Radio 3
All upcoming (0 new and 10 repeats)
See all clips from Composer of the Week
22nd August Mendelssohn
29th August Steve Reich
5th September Verdi
12th September Rimsky-Korsakov
Previous composers are listed here
Hundreds of composers have been the subject of Composer of the Week over the last 70 years.
Download the full list of all composers featured since 1943 (pdf)
Donald Macleod reveals Mendelssohn's gift for sketching and watercolours.
Find full details of an important conference on inclusivity in classical composition.
Visit the extensive audio archive of Radio 3 programmes about Composers and their works.
See all galleries from Composer of the Week