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Playing: Symphony no. 8 in F major Op.93 by Ludwig van Beethoven

Composer of the Week Episode guide

  1. Granados and Albeniz (1867-1916 and 1860-1909)

    Donald Macleod explores the life and work of composers Enrique Granados and Isaac Albeniz.

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  2. Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

    Donald Macleod explores the life and work of French composer and pianist Claude Debussy

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  3. Liszt and His World

    Donald Macleod explores Liszt's extraordinary contribution to the piano repertoire

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  4. Field and Chopin (1782-1837 and 1810-1849)

    Donald Macleod explores the lives and work of Fryderyk Chopin and John Field

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  5. Muzio Clementi (1750-1832)

    Donald Macleod explores the life and work of the Italian-born composer Muzio Clementi

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  6. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)

    Donald Macleod on the life and music of Anglo-African composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

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  7. John Adams (1947-)

    Donald Macleod talks to America's most frequently performed living composer, John Adams

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  8. English Pastoralists

    Donald Macleod explores the lives and works of the English Pastoralist composers

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  9. Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)

    Donald Macleod explores the life and work of the great musical innovator Hector Berlioz

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  10. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

    Donald Macleod explores the music of Bach's final years in Leipzig

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  11. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

    Donald Macleod takes a snapshot view of Beethoven's life through five piano sonatas.

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  12. Georg Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

    Donald Macleod explores the music of Handel through five key 'years in the life'.

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  13. Michael Nyman (1944-present)

    Donald Macleod presents an exclusive week of interview with Michael Nyman.

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  14. Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840)

    Donald Macleod unmasks the real Paganini, with the help of biographer Andrew McGee

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  15. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

    Donald Macleod explores Mozart's work as a musician away from home

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  16. Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

    Donald Macleod explores Francis Poulenc's unique musical voice

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  17. Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

    Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Haydn through the string quartet

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  18. Irving Berlin (1888-1989)

    Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Irving Berlin

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  19. Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

    Donald Macleod explores the life and music of composer, pianist and conductor Edward Grieg

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  20. The Chapel Royal

    Donald Macleod explores the work of five itinerant musicians of the British Chapel Royal

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  21. Strauss Portraits

    Donald Macleod and Professor Julian Johnson explore Richard Strauss's life and music

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  22. Nikos Skalkottas (1904-1949)

    Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Greek composer Nikos Skalkottas

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  23. Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli

    Donald Macleod explores the work of Andrea and nephew Giovanni Gabrieli

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  24. Frederick Delius (1862-1934)

    Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Frederick Delius

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  25. Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)

    Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Giuseppe Verdi

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  26. Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

    Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Franz Schubert

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  27. Philip Glass (1937-)

    Philip Glass joins Donald Macleod to discuss his life and music

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  28. Georges Bizet (1838-1875)

    Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Georges Bizet

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  29. Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)

    Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Luigi Boccherini

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  30. Sally Beamish (1956-)

    Donald Macleod visits Sally Beamish in her Scottish as she talks about her life and work

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