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5/5 Donald Macleod on Vaughan Williams during World War II, including Pilgrim's Progress.
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4/5 Donald Macleod focuses on two completely contrasting Vaughan Williams operas.
3/5 Donald Macleod explores Vaughan Williams's works on Elizabethan and Tudor themes.
2/5 Donald Macleod explores the appeal to Vaughan Williams of Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress.
1/5 Donald Macleod explores Vaughan Williams's first opera Hugh the Drover.
5/5 Donald Macleod devotes his final programme to Rameau's final opera Les Boreades. (R)
4/5 Donald Macleod introduces a complete performance of Rameau's acte de ballet Pygmalion. (R)
3/5 With Rameau's music composed for the 1745 wedding of the Dauphin to Maria-Theresa of Spain (R)
2/5 Rameau is best known for his operas, yet he didn't write his first until he was nearly 50. (R)
1/5 Donald Macleod considers Rameau's first 50 years, which are largely shrouded in mystery. (R)
5/5 Rossini tried to write three operas at once in 1821. With excerpts from Matilde di Shabran (R)
4/5 Rossini was amazingly prolific despite a reputation as a lazy composer, especially in 1819 (R)
3/5 Rossini's obscure gems, including one based on Walter Scott's poem The Lady of the Lake. (R)
2/5 Rossini moved to Naples and met the prima donna who became Mrs Rossini, Isabella Colbran. (R)
1/5 Rossini's forgotten operas are investigated, along with the famous Il barbiere di Siviglia (R)
5/5 Including Bruckner's Symphony No 9, on which he laboured but failed to finish before death (R)
4/5 Bruckner's epic 8th Symphony caused a spate of 'revision mania' to follow in its wake. (R)
3/5 Te Deum, Bruckner's favourite of his works, and the 7th Symphony, a monument to Wagner. (R)
2/5 In Bruckner's Vienna the supporters of Brahms and Wagner were implacably opposed. (R)
1/5 Although Bruckner's symphonies exude power and confidence, he was neurotic and obsessive. (R)
5/5 Gluck's operatic career included his sequel to Iphigenie en Aulide and a French farce. (R)