Donald Macleod explores the surreal life and work of Erik Satie in reverse
Erik Satie (1866-1925) homepage
Donald Macleod gets a performer's eye view of the challenges Beethoven's music presents.
Beethoven Unleashed: How to Play Beethoven homepage
Donald Macleod explores Ludwig van Beethoven's life through the years 1810-1812.
Beethoven Unleashed: Creating the Myth homepage
Donald Macleod explores Beethoven's letters with excerpts read by Adrian Lester.
Beethoven Unleashed: In His Own Words homepage
Donald Macleod examines Bach's life and music, primarily during his time in Weimar.
JS Bach (1685-1750) homepage
Donald Macleod explores Ludwig van Beethoven's life through the years 1807-1809.
Beethoven Unleashed: Restless Spirit homepage
Donald Macleod explores the lives and music of Augusta Holmès and Henri Duparc.
Holmes and Duparc homepage
Donald Macleod focuses on some of the many documents left behind after Beethoven's death.
Beethoven Unleashed: Private Papers homepage
Donald Macleod follows Ludwig van Beethoven through his 'heroic' phase, the years 1804-06.
Beethoven Unleashed: Hero homepage
Donald Macleod explores Beethoven's revolutionary late return to the string quartet.
Beethoven Unleashed: Return to Form homepage
Donald Macleod traces Beethoven's story through the momentous years of 1802 and 1803.
Beethoven Unleashed: New Pathways homepage
Donald Macleod explores Beethoven's vocal music with Simone Young and Iain Burnside.
Beethoven Unleashed: Beethoven and the Voice homepage
Donald Macleod traces Beethoven's story through the years 1799-1801.
Beethoven Unleashed: Fate homepage
Pianist Jonathan Biss shares the joy of Beethoven's piano sonatas with Donald Macleod.
Beethoven Unleashed: At the Keyboard homepage
Beethoven seeks out wealthy patrons to support his music. Presented by Donald Macleod.
Beethoven Unleashed: The Drawing Room Demon homepage
Donald Macleod continues his survey of the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven.
Beethoven Unleashed: At Home homepage
Donald Macleod explores the life and music of American composer Florence Price.
Florence Price (1887-1953) homepage
Donald Macleod follows Beethoven as he sets himself up in his new home of Vienna.
Beethoven Unleashed: Making His Way homepage
Donald Macleod looks at five themes in Monteverdi's life through the letters he wrote.
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) homepage
Donald Macleod describes how Beethoven forged a distinctive new style of chamber music.
Beethoven Unleashed: Conversations with Friends homepage
Donald Macleod presents a survey of the life and music of English composer Samuel Wesley.
Samuel Wesley (1766-1837) homepage
Donald Macleod looks at Beethoven's humble beginnings as the child of a court musician.
Beethoven Unleashed: Making a Man (1770-1792) homepage
Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Polish composer Karol Szymanowski.
Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937) homepage
Conductor Marin Alsop and the historian Simon Schama tell us why Beethoven matters today.
Beethoven Unleashed: Why Beethoven? homepage
Donald Macleod explores the life and music of American composer George Walker
George Walker (1922-2018) homepage
Donald Macleod looks at the influence of Corelli's personal and professional relationships
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) homepage
Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Johannes Brahms.
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) homepage
Donald Macleod surveys the life and work of Australian-born composer Percy Grainger.
Percy Grainger (1882-1961) homepage
Donald Macleod looks at how Leos Janacek's inner tensions found expression in his music.
Leos Janacek (1854-1928) homepage
Donald Macleod charts the extraordinary life of jazz musician Mary Lou Williams.
Mary Lou Williams (1910-1981) homepage