5/5 Donald Macleod on the final years of Massenet's career, which included a surprise flop.
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4/5 Introducing some of the brilliant female singers who inspired Massenet's greatest roles.
3/5 Donald Macleod explores the narrative sources that caught Massenet's dramatic eye.
2/5 Donald Macleod reveals some of the colleagues who assisted Massenet on his way to stardom.
1/5 Donald Macleod focuses on Massenet's celebrated gift for melody.
5/5 Donald Macleod on the extraordinary fertility of Schubert's mind during his last two years
4/5 Donald Macleod discusses Schubert's hopes to achieve public acclaim as a symphonist.
3/5 Donald Macleod focuses on the price Schubert paid for his love of sensual pleasures.
2/5 Donald Macleod discusses Schubert's introduction to Viennese singer Johann Michael Vogl.
1/5 Donald Macleod on how the teenage Schubert began to make a name for himself in Vienna.
5/5 Donald Macleod focuses on Philip Glass's scores for films. (R)
4/5 Donald Macleod explores Philip Glass's huge influence on pop and rock. (R)
3/5 Donald Macleod explores Philip Glass's success in the 1980s. (R)
2/5 Philip Glass joins Donald Macleod to discuss his 1976 opera Einstein on the Beach. (R)
1/5 Donald Macleod focuses on Philip Glass's early years. (R)
5/5 Donald Macleod recreates the most scandalous concert in Viennese musical history, in 1913.
4/5 Donald Macleod on the impact of Mahler's death on the younger generation of composers.
3/5 Donald Macleod focuses on the story of the remarkable musical prodigy Erich Korngold.
2/5 Donald Macleod on the relationship between Berg and Webern and their mentor, Schoenberg.
1/5 Donald Macleod focuses on the cultural life of Vienna at the start of the 20th century.
Donald Macleod on how Giovanni Sammartini supported a new generation of musicians.
Donald Macleod traces Giovanni Sammartini's involvement in the new Accademia Philharmonica
Donald Macleod focuses on Giuseppe Sammartini's royal appointment.