1/5 Donald Macleod charts Salieri's formative years, focusing on the loss of his parents.
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5/5 Donald Macleod charts Myaskovsky's final, tragic years.
4/5 Donald Macleod charts the beginning of persecution of Myaskovsky.
3/5 Donald Macleod explores the impact on Myaskovsky's music of the First World War.
2/5 Donald Macleod explores Myaskovsky's time at the St Petersburg Conservatory.
1/5 Donald Macleod explores Myaskovsky's childhood, marked by the religious mania of his aunt.
5/5 Exploring how King James' musicians responded to the final years of his reign. (R)
4/5 Donald Macleod explores the music of King James I's era, focusing on his entertainments. (R)
3/5 Donald Macleod focuses on the court musicians of James' eldest son son, Prince Henry. (R)
2/5 Donald Macleod focuses on how James' musicians responded to failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. (R)
1/5 Donald Macleod focuses on the aftermath of the James' imprisonment. (R)
5/5 Donald Macleod explores Orff's final works and personal correspondence.
4/5 Donald Macleod on Orff's behaviour during the Second World War and immediately afterwards.
3/5 Donald Macleod discusses Orff's inspirations, which included fairy tales and ancient myths
2/5 Donald Macleod on how Orff's life and work were shaped by the start of the Third Reich.
1/5 Donald Macleod focuses on Orff's early career in 1920s Munich.
Donald Macleod explores 1891 which, for Tchaikovsky, saw the premiere of Sleeping Beauty. (R)
Donald Macleod considers how the 1880s began for Tchaikovsky, with his 1812 Overture. (R)
Donald Macleod explores 1878, which was a happier year for Tchaikovsky. (R)
Donald Macleod explores 1877, the year of Tchaikovsky's disastrous marriage. (R)
Donald Macleod looks at Tchaikovsky's music written and performed in 1876. (R)