4/5 Gluck's decided in 1774 to apply his radical aesthetics to the traditions of French opera. (R)
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3/5 Gluck's manifesto for opera was to 'restrict music to its true function of serving poetry' (R)
2/5 Donald Macleod traces the young Gluck's journeys across Europe before he settled in Vienna (R)
1/5 Gluck stood aloof from any tradition, declaring he wrote 'music belonging to all nations'. (R)
5/5 Ives's invigorating Three Quarter-Tone Pieces for Two Pianos, and his majestic Psalm 90. (R)
4/5 We meet Ives's adopted daughter Edie and the Transcendentalist writer Nathaniel Hawthorne. (R)
3/5 Ives's patriotism verged on the jingoistic, but his music tells a more nuanced story. (R)
2/5 Ives's life and music were intertwined, as in his General William Booth Enters into Heaven (R)
1/5 Including two of Ives's works, The Unanswered Question and Central Park in the Dark. (R)
5/5 Donald Macleod concludes his survey of Bach with excerpts from three key works.
4/5 Donald Macleod looks at Bach's many different musical activities during 1730s.
3/5 Donald Macleod looks at what was probably Bach's most fertile decade - the 1720s.
2/5 Donald Macleod explores Bach's output during the 1710s.
1/5 Donald Macleod focuses on Bach's earliest surviving works, including Gott ist mein Konig.
5/5 Donald Macleod details how Rimsky-Korsakov found himself amidst a student uprising.
4/5 Donald Macleod details a period of personal and creative difficulties for Rimsky-Korsakov.
3/5 Donald Macleod looks at how Rimsky-Korsakov became one of the leading Russian musicians.
2/5 Looking at the circumstances of Rimsky-Korsakov's 'defection'.
1/5 Looking at Rimsky-Korsakov's early years.
5/5 Exploring Victoria's final work - a requiem dedicated to the king's sister.
4/5 Looking at Victoria's life at the Convento de las Descalzas Reales in Madrid.
3/5 Looking at how Victoria took advantage of the opportunities available in Rome.
2/5 Donald Macleod and Jeremy Summerly explore Victoria's early years.