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.
Donald Macleod talks to composer James MacMillan as he celebrates his 60th birthday
Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Antonio Vivaldi.
Donald Macleod explores Edward Elgar’s music through the locations that inspired him.
Schubert, Mahler and Berg from Annelien Van Wauwe and the Amatis Piano Trio
Alessandro Fisher sings Schubert and the Amatis Trio play Mahler.
The Van Kuijk Quartet play Debussy
Debussy's String Quartet played by the Van Kuijk Quartet.
Andrei Ionita plays Kodaly's Cello Sonata
Andrei Ionita plays Kodaly's Cello Sonata.
Arod Quartet, Alessandro Fisher and Simon Höfele
The Arod Quartet perform Mozart.
Music by Grieg from Catriona Morison and the Amatis Piano Trio
Catriona Morison sings Grieg and the Amatis Trio play the composer's Andante con moto.