Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Francesca Caccini and her circle.
Donald Macleod explores the enigmatic personality and vibrant music of Maurice Ravel.
Donald Macleod is joined by Dr Colin Roth to explore the life and work of Niels Gade.
The Women of Renaissance Ferrara
Donald with Laurie Stras explore the work of the female composers of Renaissance Ferrara.
Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Peter Maxwell Davies.
Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Alexander Zemlinsky
Donald Macleod looks at the African-American composer Scott Joplin.
Donald explores the critical period in the late 1870s when Dvorak first made his name.
Donald Macleod explores Schumann's Dusseldorf years.
Donald Macleod talks to British composer Nicola LeFanu in the year of her 70th birthday
British composer Nicola LeFanu discusses her life and music with Donald Macleod.
Donald Macleod focuses on Praetorius's final years and works.
Donald Macleod recounts Monteverdi's rise from humble beginnings in Cremona.
Donald Macleod looks at life of Rebecca Clarke with Christopher Johnson and Ian Jones.
Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Fryderyk Chopin
Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Georges Bizet
Donald Macleod explores the relationship between Gustav and Alma Mahler
Donald Macleod explores the music of Marc-Antoine Charpentier.
Donald Macleod explores the organ music of Olivier Messiaen.
Donald Macleod explores Haydn's often overlooked piano sonatas.
Donald Macleod explores Mathias's student days in Aberystwyth and London
Birth of Polyphony
Donald Macleod takes a close look at the change from pure monophony to complex polyphony.
Donald Macleod looks at the multi-talented Norwegian composer, pianist and conductor
Donald Macleod explores the miraculous chamber music of Mozart's Vienna years
Alexander Goehr - Part 1
Donald Macleod in conversation with composer Alexander Goehr at his home near Cambridge
Alexander Goehr - Part 2
Donald Macleod explores the music of English composer Henry Purcell.
Donald Macleod explores Mussorgsky's music, with the spotlight on his songs
A look behind the curtain and onto the stage to explore the world of Vivaldi's operas
Donald Macleod and Sir Antonio Pappano trace the developmental line of Puccini's heroines
Donald Macleod explores the life and career of Edward Elgar through the lens of his muses
Breaking Free: A Century of Russian Culture: Soviet Russia (1917-1953)
Donald and Marina Frolova-Walker look at the lives and masterpieces of the musicians.
Breaking Free: A Century of Russian Culture: Soviet Russia (1953-1991)
Donald Macleod and Brian Priestley celebrate the centenary of jazz legend Thelonious Monk
21st Century Opera
Paul Griffiths joins Donald Macleod to give opera a health check in the 21st century.
Donald Macleod explores the rich vein of fairy tale and fantasy in Tchaikovsky's music
J S Bach
Donald Macleod traces J S Bach's early life from Eisenach through to his first marriage.
Donald focuses on five years through Franz Schubert's short life.
Donald Macleod explores Beethoven the pianist and composer for the piano.
Donald Macleod is joined by Dr Nicholas Reyland to explore Witold Lutoslawski's life
Donald Macleod introduces a variety of music across the whole of Handel's life
Donald Macleod explores the life and music of the Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu.
Donald Macleod delves into the life and work of Jean Sibelius.
Donald Macleod introduces John Dowland, and those influenced by his exquisite melodies.
Donald Macleod introduces the life and music of Richard Strauss.
Donald Macleod joins the Oscar winning film composer Rachel Portman.
Donald Macleod explores a hugely successful episode in Haydn's life, his London years.
Donald Macleod looks at the development of Debussy's career against his personal life
Donald Macleod looks at the life and music of Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa.
Donald Macleod unravels the legacy of a composer known almost exclusively for one work.
Donald Macleod pieces together the truths as he traces Verdi's life and music.
Donald Macleod explores the life and work of American composer Aaron Copland
Donald Macleod explores the life of French composer Lili Boulanger
Donald Macleod explores the friendship between Brahms and violinist Joseph Joachim
Donald Macleod explores the life and work of French composer Maurice Ravel.
Donald Macleod delves into the life and work of Giovanni Gabrieli
Donald Macleod explores the life and work of French composer Charles Gounod
Carl Maria von Weber
Donald Macleod examines the life and work of German composer Carl Maria von Weber
Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Italian experimental composer, Luciano Berio
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Donald Macleod explores the life and work of British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams
Josquin des Prez
Donald Macleod and Jeremy Summerly discuss elusive Renaissance master, Josquin des Prez.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Donald Macleod explores the life and work of undisputed master, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Donald Macleod explores the strange, brilliant and nightmarish world of Alfred Schnittke.
Donald Macleod and Marin Alsop look back at the hectic life of Leonard Bernstein
Donald Macleod explores the friendships, influences and struggles of Ernest Chausson.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Donald Macleod explores tensions and mysteries in the life of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
Donald Macleod explores Sergei Rachmaninov’s years in America.
Donald Macleod is in conversation with Thea Musgrave as she celebrates her 90th birthday
In this centenary year, Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Hubert Parry
Donald Macleod introduces the rebellious Croatian Countess, Dora Pejačević.
Donald Macleod explores five personality traits of the strange genius Anton Bruckner
Donald Macleod marks the 350th anniversary of dazzling French talent, François Couperin
Donald Macleod presents five takes on the life and music of Gioachino Rossini
Donald Macleod takes five places that shaped Strayhorn's personal and musical trajectory
Donald Macleod delves into the character and music of Camille Saint-Saëns
Donald Macleod surveys the life and work of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Donald Macleod journeys through Christmas week in the company of Heinrich Schutz
Donald Macleod explores the life and music of George Gershwin
Donald Macleod journeys through the life of Felix Mendelssohn
Donald Macleod explores the operas of Jean-Phillipe Rameau
Donald Macleod delves into the life and work of Franz Liszt through five striking images
Donald Macleod and Oliver Soden explore Michael Tippett's life through his relationships
William Grant Still
Donald Macleod explores the life of African-American composer William Grant Still
Donald Macleod explores Max Bruch’s violin works
Johann Sebastian Bach
Donald Macleod travels alongside J S Bach as he moves between cities throughout his life
Donald Macleod visits Debbie Wiseman at home to discuss her long and varied career
Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Hector Berlioz
Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Astor Piazzolla through five key locations
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Donald Macleod explores the music and mysterious life of Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Donald Macleod surveys the life and work of Francis Poulenc, a man full of contradictions
Donald Macleod explores the prolific life of Joseph Haydn, with a spotlight on his masses
Donald Macleod surveys the life, loves and music of Alban Berg
Handel, Messiah and Dublin
Donald Macleod tells the real story behind one of music's most popular masterpieces
Donald Macleod follows Amy Beach’s quest to create a uniquely American sound in her music
Donald Macleod surveys the life and music of Russian-born composer Igor Stravinsky
Donald Macleod explores Dmitry Shostakovich through the lens of his family life
England's Golden Age
Donald Macleod introduces six composers who flourished under the rule of Elizabeth I
Donald Macleod on Jacques Offenbach - maestro of the Cancan and much more besides.
Donald Macleod explores “the poet of the piano”, Fryderyk Chopin.
Donald Macleod tells the story of the loss - and later rediscovery - of CPE Bach’s music
Donald Macleod explores Carl Nielsen’s worldview through his music.
Afternoon Opera Matinée: Smetana's The Bartered Bride
Smetana's The Bartered Bride, recorded at the Bavarian State Opera, Munich.
Jonathan Plowright, Goran Krivokapic, Nigel North
Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.
What's on at the Proms? The In Tune Mixtape has some juicy bits from the first week.
Kirill Petrenko conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in Schoenberg and Tchaikovsky.
Mark Liversidge showcases new classical music and talent from Cambridgeshire.