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  1. Monteverdi to Rossini - Italian Opera

    Donald Macleod on two centuries and more of Italian opera, from Monteverdi to Rossini

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  2. Samuel Barber (1910-1981)

    Donald Macleod tells the story of the real Samuel Barber

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  3. Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

    Donald Macleod on the influence of Schubert's friends and lifestyle on his music

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  4. Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

    Donald Macleod explores the music and stories from five distinct years of Strauss's life

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  5. William Byrd (1543-1623)

    Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Elizabethan composer William Byrd

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  6. Stephen Sondheim (1930-)

    Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim joins Donald Macleod to discuss his life and work

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  7. Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)

    Donald Macleod explores Prokofiev's music for stage and screen

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  8. Thomas Arne (1710-1778)

    Donald Macleod explores the colourful life and work of Thomas Arne

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  9. Leos Janacek (1854-1928)

    Donald Macleod explores the brilliant, tempestuous last five years of the life of Janacek.

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  10. Bebop

    Donald Macleod and special guest Geoffrey Smith explore the jazz mode of bebop

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  11. Johann Stamitz and sons

    Donald Macleod tells the story of Johann Stamitz and his two sons, Carl and Anton

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  12. William Walton (1902-1983)

    Donald Macleod explores the many sides to William Walton's life and music

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  13. Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)

    Donald Macleod explores the life and work of polymath composer Alexander Borodin

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  14. Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745)

    Donald Macleod traces Jan Zelenka's career at the opulent court of Dresden

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  15. Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)

    Donald Macleod celebrates the work of Alfred Schnittke, the USSR's last great composer

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  16. Spanish Baroque (1600-1750)

    Donald Macleod uncovers the little-known musical treasures of 17th and 18th-century Spain.

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  17. Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

    Donald Macleod explores the dark sides of the ground-breaking composer Richard Wagner

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  18. John Rutter (b.1945)

    Donald Macleod talks to Britain's most famous producer of carols, John Rutter

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  19. Louis Spohr (1784-1859)

    Donald Macleod reassesses the reputation of Louis Spohr

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  20. Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni (1671-1750/51)

    Donald Macleod explores the life and somewhat neglected work of Albinoni

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  21. Opera-Comique

    Donald Macleod is joined by academic Karen Henson explore the world of the Opera-Comique

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  22. Moritz Moszkowski (1854-1925)

    Donald Macleod explores the life and work of the now largely forgotten Moritz Moszkowski

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  23. Erik Satie (1866-1925)

    Donald Macleod explores the life and work of the engimatic composer Erik Satie

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  24. Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)

    Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Carl Nielsen, Denmark's most famous composer.

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  25. Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839-1881)

    Donald Macleod explores the life and work of the radical composer Modest Mussorgsky

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  26. Kurt Weill (1900-1950)

    Donald Macleod explores the life of controversial German composer Kurt Weill

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  27. Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

    Donald Macleod discusses the life and work of Richard Strauss

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  28. Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782)

    Donald Macleod introduces music and stories from the life of Johann Christian Bach

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  29. John Tavener (1944-2013)

    Donald Macleod explore the life and work of maverick British composer John Tavener

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  30. Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)

    Exploring Villa-Lobos's life by looking at the places that were important to him

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