1/4 Donald Macleod explores Respighi's rise to fame in the first decade of the 20th century.
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5/5 Donald Macleod Offenbach's final opera, Les Contes d'Hoffmann.
4/5 Donald Macleod explains how Offenbach's success was affected by the Third Republic.
3/5 Donald Macleod discusses Offenbach's La vie parisienne and Les Brigands.
2/5 Donald Macleod discusses Offenbach's La belle Helene and La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein.
1/5 Donald Macleod traces Offenbach's early years, from Cologne to Paris where.
5/5 Donald Macleod introduces works from Brahms's final burst of creativity.
4/5 Works associated with some of the most important people in Brahms's life.
3/5 Donald Macleod introduces music from Brahms's first decade in Vienna.
2/5 Donald Macleod introduces works from the years following the death of Brahms's mother.
1/5 Donald Macleod focuses on Brahms's vocal music written when he was a young man.
5/5 Donald Macleod focuses on Delalande and Marais's varied interests in their final years.
4/5 Donald Macleod on how Louis XIV's death in 1715 brought changes for Delalande and Marais.
3/5 Donald Macleod focuses on how Lalande and Marais achieved fame and fortune.
2/5 Donald Macleod on Delalande's seeking to impress Louis XIV and Marais's work with Lully.
1/5 Donald Macleod focuses on Delalande and Marais's early years.
5/5 As Napoleon's ashes are returned from Corsica, artistic rivalries are exposed.
4/5 Gifts of cash and jewels abound as Napoleon lures the very best musicians to his court.
3/5 The mystery of Beethoven's 'heroic' symphony and its dedication to Napoleon.
2/5 With his own musical taste in question, what rightful place for Napoleon the impresario?
1/5 Donald Macleod uncovers the early impulses for Napoleon's unlikely love of music and art.