5/5 Music brings sharing to James’s community and solace to his family in difficult times.
4/5 MacMillan considers his connection with his listeners and the process of composition.
3/5 MacMillan criticises Scotland in a speech and his music: A Scotch Bestiary and Shamnation
2/5 MacMillan's strong political and religious views and his two concertos written for friends
1/5 James MacMillan discovers music in his Catholic family and East Ayrshire community.
Donald Macleod surveys Nielsen’s post-war years including his Wind Quintet.
Donald Macleod considers Nielsen’s Fifth Symphony, a creative response to crisis.
Donald Macleod looks at Carl Nielsen’s partnership with his sculptor wife.
Donald Macleod explores how Carl Nielsen’s childhood fired his musical imagination.
Donald Macleod explores Carl Nielsen’s Second Symphony and the Helios Overture.