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 6 Music
All upcoming (20 new)
Episodes to download
The programme was first heard in 1943. Read a blog post by producer Chris Taylor
Donald and Sandra Tuppen, Curator of Music Manuscripts at BL, view letters from Dvorak.
See all clips from Composer of the Week
1st December Lord Berners
8th December Schumann
15th December Previn
22nd December Vivaldi
29th December Chabrier
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)
Visit the extensive audio archive of Radio 3 programmes about Composers and their works.
See all galleries from Composer of the Week