4/5 Donald Macleod discusses Cole Porter's war years and his biggest success, Kiss Me, Kate.
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3/5 Donald Macleod focuses on a succession of Porter triumphs, including the hit Gay Divorce.
2/5 Donald Macleod on Cole Porter's Venice parties, where he mixed with Picasso and Diaghilev.
1/5 Donald Macleod focuses on how Cole Porter was inspired by the circus.
5/5 Exploring the final year of Janacek's life, when he wrote two of his most popular works.
4/5 Donald introduces music from around the time of Janacek's 70th birthday.
3/5 Donald Macleod presents a string quartet and two operas, all inspired by Kamila Stosslova.
2/5 Donald Macleod on the first two works inspired by Janacek's love for Kamila Stosslova.
1/5 Donald Macleod focuses on the early years of Janacek's multi-faceted career.
5/5 Donald Macleod focuses on Dittersdorf's final years, when his music fell out of fashion.
4/5 Donald Macleod on Dittersdorf's work for the Church and his elevation to the nobility.
3/5 Donald Macleod focuses on Dittersdorf's tour of Italy with fellow composer Gluck.
2/5 Donald Macleod explains how a weakness for gambling led Dittersdorf into debt.
1/5 Donald Macleod focuses on how Dittersdorf's talent was spotted by the aristocracy.
5/5 Donald Macleod explores Buxtehude's final years and legacy.
4/5 Donald Macloed discusses some of the visitors drawn to Buxtehude's church in Lubeck.
3/5 Donald Macleod explores the unique public concerts Buxtehude staged.
2/5 Donald Macleod focuses on Buxtehude's work as organist at St Mary's Church in Lubeck.
1/5 Donald Macleod on Buxtehude's early years, when he followed in his father's footsteps.
5/5 Donald Macleod focuses on Ivor Gurney's final years, marked by time spent in confinement.
4/5 Donald Macleod focuses on Gurney's deteriorating mental health.
3/5 Donald Macleod discusses Gurney's falling in love while in hospital during WWI.
2/5 Donald Macleod discovers how Gurney's early promise came to fruition and then unravelled.