1/5 Donald Macleod explores Alessandro Scarlatti's early years. (R)
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5/5 Donald explores the importance of landscape, darkness and light to Finnish composers.
4/5 Donald Macleod explores the music of some of those reacting against Sibelius's influence.
3/5 Donald Macleod explores music inspired by the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala.
2/5 Donald Macleod looks at the role of music in the nationalist movement in Finland.
1/5 Donald Macleod focuses on the music of two of the earliest composers in Finland.
5/5 Donald Macleod explores Delibes's final years.
4/5 Donald Macleod on the early career of Leo Delibes, when he struggled for recognition.
3/5 Donald Macleod focuses on how Adolphe Adam's fortunes fluctuated.
2/5 Donald Macleod discusses Herold's international success, from Zampa and Le pre aux clercs.
1/5 Donald Macleod focuses on the life and work of Ferdinand Herold.
5/5 With Donald Macleod. Szymanowski spent long periods of time in Zakopane.
4/5 With Donald Macleod. After the October Revolution of 1917, Szymanowski returned to Warsaw.
3/5 With Donald Macleod. Unable to take part in the war, Szymanowski retired to the Ukraine.
2/5 Donald Macleod focuses on the period following the death of Szymanowski's father in 1904.
1/5 Donald Macleod focuses on the years Szymanowski spent at Tymoszowka and his Stabat Mater.
5/5 Donald Macleod introduces Schuman's final years, including his witty Mail Order Madrigals.
4/5 Donald Macleod explores the political wrangling that dogged Schuman.
3/5 Schuman's all-American baseball opera The Mighty Casey and his Violin Concerto.
2/5 Including Schuman's Pulitzer Prize-winning cantata and much-loved New England Triptych.
1/5 Donald Macleod explores the life and career of American composer William Schuman.