3/5 Donald Macleod explores works by Sally Beamish that have been inspired by literature.
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2/5 Donald Macleod talks to Sally Beamish about her music based on works by other composers.
1/5 Sally Beamish tells Donald Macleod about her earliest commissions.
5/5 Donald Macleod explores the later works Purcell wrote for the stage. (R)
4/5 Donald Macleod on Purcell's music for an adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. (R)
3/5 Donald Macleod explores Purcell's major collaboration with John Dryden - King Arthur. (R)
2/5 Donald Macleod on the theatre music Purcell wrote under the regime of William and Mary. (R)
1/5 Donald Macleod introduces Purcell's earliest pieces for the stage. (R)
5/5 Donald Macleod focuses on Parry's final years.
4/5 Donald Macleod on the effect of Parry's becoming director of the Royal College of Music.
3/5 Donald Macleod focuses on the effect of Parry's writing Prometheus Unbound.
2/5 Donald Macleod focuses on the implications of Parry's decision to work in insurance.
1/5 Donald Macleod on how Samuel Wesley encouraged Parry to pursue a career in music.
5/5 Donald Macleod surveys Walton's legacy and plays music from his final years. (R)
4/5 Donald Macleod explores Walton's most difficult years as a composer. (R)
3/5 Donald Macleod how Walton's career took a new turn in the wartime era. (R)
2/5 Donald Macleod discovers how Walton became the pre-eminent British composer of the 1930s. (R)
1/5 Donald Macleod on how Walton became known as the 1920s' most precocious British composer. (R)
5/5 Donald Macleod on the effect of the Armistice in Great Britain in 1918. (R)
4/5 Donald Macleod explores Elgar's song cycle The Fringes of the Fleet. (R)
3/5 Donald Macleod on how Elgar was moved by the war dead arriving at Charing Cross station. (R)