Donald Macleod follows Monteverdi on the road to stardom at the court of Mantua and uncovers, in this first programme, a musical obsession with sex and violence.
Share this with
You are at the first episode
See all episodes from Composer of the Week
See all from Episode 1
See all broadcasts of Episode 1 (4)
Donald Macleod reveals Mendelssohn's gift for sketching and watercolours.
Find full details of an important conference on inclusivity in classical composition.
Visit the extensive audio archive of Radio 3 programmes about Composers and their works.