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Composer of the Week Episode guide

  1. Frank Bridge

    Examining the life and works of composer Frank Bridge

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  2. Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

    Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Franz Liszt

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  3. Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007)

    Donald Macleod introduces the music of Gian Carlo Menotti

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  4. Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

    Donald Macleod explores the colourful life and work of Franz Schubert

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  5. British Light Music

    Donald Macleod explores the world of British light music with Brian Kay

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  6. Johan Svendsen (1840-1911)

    Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Norwegian composer Johan Svendsen

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  7. Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

    Donald Macleod explores the last decade of Mahler's life, known as the 'Alma' years.

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  8. Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach (1714-1788)

    Donald Macleod explores the life and music of CPE Bach

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  9. George Gershwin (1898-1937)

    Donald Macleod presents an overview of some of George Gershwin's greatest works

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  10. Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

    Donald Macleod explores Henry Purcell's music for the theatre

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  11. Gustav Holst (1874-1934)

    An exploration of the life and music of English composer Gustav Holst

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  12. Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

    Donald Macleod explores Felix Mendelssohn's last seven years

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  13. Enrique Granados (1867-1916)

    Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Catalan composer and pianist Enrique Granados

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  14. Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

    Donald Macleod follows Monteverdi on the road to stardom at the court of Mantua

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  15. Donald Macleod's Unbelievable Spoofs

    Donald Macleod explores the history of the musical spoof.

    First broadcast: 18 Mar 2011

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  16. Max Christian Friedrich Bruch (1838-1920)

    Donald Macleod explores the life and work of German Romantic composer Max Bruch

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  17. Paul Dukas (1865-1935)

    Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Paul Dukas

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  18. Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)

    Donald Macleod surveys the life and music of Francesco Geminiani

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  19. Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev (1837-1910)

    Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Russian composer Mily Balakirev

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  20. Giovanni Paisiello (1740-1816)

    Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Giovanni Paisiello

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  21. Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975): Young Dmitri...and Friends

    Donald Macleod explores Shostakovich's youth - and the work of five lost musical souls

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  22. Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842)

    Donald Macleod investigates the life and work Luigi Cherubini

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  23. Russian Opera

    Donald Macleod explores the rich tradition of Russian opera, from Glinka to Schnittke

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  24. Bach in Cothen

    Donald Macleod explores Bach's six years in service at the court of Cothen

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  25. Andre Campra (1660-1744)

    Donald Macleod and William Christie explore the life and work of Andre Campra

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  26. Ernest John Moeran (1894-1950)

    Donald Macleod explores the work of 'Jack' Moeran, known for his collecting of folk music

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  27. Drottningholm

    Donald Macleod explores the history and music connected with the Drottningholm Opera House

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  28. Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

    Donald Macleod on two influences in Britten's music: Suffolk and his partner Peter Pears

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  29. Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

    Donald Macleod investigates many aspects of Haydn's turbulent personality

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  30. Steve Reich (b.1936)

    Donald Macleod talks to one of the world's most celebrated living composers, Steve Reich

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