1/5 Donald Macleod recounts the first meeting between Brahms and Clara Schumann.
5/5 Donald Macleod introduces music from the final year of Schubert's life.
4/5 Donald Macleod introduces works Schubert wrote with some of his musician friends in mind.
3/5 Donald Macleod presents works from the period of Schubert's growing reputation.
2/5 Donald Macleod introduces music inspired by a princess and by the scenery of upper Austria
1/5 With a piano sonata containing some of Schubert's most sombre music plus the genial Octet.
5/5 Exploring Tchaikovsky's last years and the rumours and theories surrounding his demise.
4/5 How, despite great personal difficulties, Tchaikovsky became Russia's most feted composer.
3/5 How, as Tchaikovsky's reputation was growing, his personal life was becoming intolerable.
2/5 Discussing some of the most significant women in Tchaikovsky's life.