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Donald Macleod follows Monteverdi's road to stardom at the court of Mantua.
Andrew Manze looks at Lachrymaes by John Dowland and Benjamin Britten.
Donald Macleod visits Venice to explore the life and works of Monteverdi.
Robert Hollingworth explores the musical ideas of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo.
Donald Macleod explores Henry Purcell's music for the theatre.
Donald Macleod explores the life and career of Arcangelo Corelli.
Donald Macleod looks at five decades of Bach's music, and evolving style.
Stephen Johnson explores the Preludes and Fugues of Bach and Shostakovich.
Catherine Bott and Laurence Cummings explore the workings of Handelian 'opera seria'.
Stephen Johnson explores one of the most popular seasonal oratorios, Handel's Messiah.
Donald Macleod investigates Haydn's turbulent personality.
Donald Macleod maps out Mozart's life and plays many of his favourite works.
Stephen Johnson explores Beethoven's Third Symphony in E flat, the Eroica.
Harmonieband and Charles Hazlewood delve into Beethoven's 7th Symphony.
An exploration of the last 12 years of Beethoven's career.
Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Felix Mendelssohn.
The life and work of Romantic composer Robert Schumann.
Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Franz Schubert
Chopin's highly creative final years, spent at his lover's retreat.
Stephen Johnson considers Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique.
Donald Macleod explores Liszt's extraordinary contribution to the piano repertoire.
Donald Macleod explores the operas of Verdi.
Donald Macleod explores the life and work of the engimatic Erik Satie.
Donald Macleod explores the life and controversial music of Richard Wagner.