4/5 Exploring why Bruckner's elation from the success of his Seventh Symphony was short-lived.
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3/5 Bruckner's radical approach to the symphony was not going down well in his home of Vienna.
2/5 Donald Macleod on how overwork and frustration were leading Bruckner towards a breakdown.
1/5 Donald Macleod traces Bruckner's extended musical apprenticeship.
5/5 Donald Macleod on Jommelli's last years, marked by financial crisis and his wife's illness
4/5 Donald Macleod explores Jommelli's work in Stuttgart.
3/5 Donald Macleod explores Jommelli's work at the Royal Court in Stuttgart.
2/5 Donald Macleod focuses on Jommelli's time spent in Rome.
1/5 Donald Macleod explains why Niccolo Jommelli was dubbed 'the new Orpheus'.
5/5 John Williams on the challenges of returning to the Star Wars series nearly two decades on
4/5 John Williams explains how he created the scores for Harry Potter, Jurassic Park and AI.
3/5 John Williams talks to Donald Macleod about his score for Spielberg's Schindler's List.
2/5 John Williams discusses his celebrated music for the Star Wars film series.
1/5 John Williams on his early jazz career and first meeting with director Steven Spielberg.
5/5 Donald Macleod considers the reasons behind Prokofiev's decision to return to Russia.
4/5 Donald Macleod focuses on Prokofiev's triumphant homecoming visit to Russia in 1927.
3/5 Donald Macleod considers how Prokofiev's works were received in Paris.
2/5 Donald Macleod looks at Prokofiev's time in Ettal, Germany in the early 1920s.
1/5 Donald Macleod discusses Prokofiev's debut in Paris and his relationship with Diaghilev.
4/4 Donald Macleod explores Respighi's last years.
3/4 Donald Macleod on Respighi's life and work in the 1920s. Includes the Botticelli Triptych.
2/4 Donald Macleod on Respighi's days during World War I and his love of pastiche.