Composer of the Week Episode guide

  1. Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

    Donald Macleod and leading Purcell scholar Bruce Wood explore Purcell's life and work

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  2. Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)

    Donald Macleod discusses the music of Hector Berlioz with John Eliot Gardiner

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  3. The Neapolitan Golden Age

    Donald Macleod explores the music of Neapolitan composers of the 17th and 18th centuries

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  4. Robert Schumann

    Donald Macleod charts the relationship between Robert Schumann and Clara Wieck

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  5. Olivier Messiaen

    Donald Macleod and biographer Nigel Simeone explore the live and work of Olivier Messiaen

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  6. Johann Pachelbel

    Donald Macleod looks at the life and music of this little-known German composer

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  7. Michael Haydn

    Donald Macleod explores the works of Michael Haydn

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  8. Francesco Cavalli

    Donald Macleod explores the life and music of unsung baroque hero Francesco Cavalli

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  9. Antonin Dvorak

    Donald Macleod gives a full account of Dvorak's famous stay in America from 1892 to 1895

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  10. Gustav Mahler

    Donald Macleod surveys Mahler's last years, marked by both misfortune and personal success

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  11. Aaron Copland

    Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Aaron Copland through five key relationships

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  12. Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

    Donald Macleod visits Venice for this special series

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  13. Einojuhani Rautavaara (b.1928)

    Donald Macleod presents a survey of the music of Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara

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  14. Charles Mingus

    Donald Macleod and biographer Brian Priestley explore the life and music of Charles Mingus

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  15. Johannes Brahms

    Donald Macleod explores Brahms's body of chamber and instrumental works

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  16. Lord Berners

    Donald Macleod explores the life and music of the eccentric British composer Lord Berners

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  17. Heinrich Schutz

    Donald Macleod explores the work of German composer Heinrich Schutz

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  18. Gabriel Faure

    Donald Macleod explores Faure's songs and chamber music, discovering some forgotten gems

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  19. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

    Donald Macleod surveys Vaughan Williams's operas, a neglected area of his work

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  20. Gioachino Rossini

    Donald Macleod introduces the life and music of the Italian composer who wrote 39 operas

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  21. Anton Bruckner

    The life and works of the 19th century Austrian composer, famous for his grand symphonies

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  22. Charles Ives

    Donald Macleod explores the work of the 20th century modernist American composer

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  23. Johann Sebastian Bach

    Donald Macleod looks at five decades of Bach's music

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  24. Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov

    Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov

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  25. Tomas Luis de Victoria

    Donald Macleod is joined by Jeremy Summerly to explore the life and works of Victoria

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  26. Franz Liszt

    Donald Macleod explores the five different aspects of Liszt as a musical personality

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  27. Cecile Chaminade and Augusta Holmes

    Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Cecile Chaminade and Augusta Holmes

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  28. Paul Hindemith

    Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Paul Hindemith, charting his rise and fall

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  29. Francois Couperin

    Donald Macleod explores the life and works of Couperin le Grand

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  30. Frederick Delius

    Donald Macleod charts the life and music of Frederick Delius

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