In the last of this week's programmes Donald Macleod explores the importance of landscape, darkness and light to Finnish composers, from Sibelius to Saariaho. With Tim Howell.
You are at the last episode
See all episodes from Composer of the Week
Vintern var hard [Winter was hard] Op.20 for chorus
Conductor: Erkki POHJOLA
Performer: Tapiola Children's Choir
Night ride and sunrise Op.55
Conductor: Neeme JARVI
Performer: Gothenburg S O.
Notes on light for cello and orchestra
Performer: Anssi KARTTUNEN - Cello
Performer: Christoph ESCHENBACH - Piano
Performer: Paris Orchestra.
Cantus arcticus (Concerto for birds and orchestra) Op.61 [with taped birdsong]
Conductor: Leif SEGERSTAM
Performer: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Visit the extensive audio archive of Radio 3 programmes about Composers and their works.
The production team reflects on 5 of Donald Macleod’s best stories from the last 20 years
The composer of Jerusalem was very far from the conservative figure his image suggests.
What is the strange power of Jerusalem which makes strong men weep?
Find resources and contacts for composers from within the classical music industry.