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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.
Donald Macleod is joined by William Lyons to explore Guillaume Dufay's life and music.
Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Franz Schubert.
Donald Macleod explores the music and life of Henry Purcell
Donald Macleod explores the music and life of Gustav Mahler through five key themes.
Donald Macleod explores the music of Sergei Prokofiev and the story of his American dream
Donald Macleod delves into the life and work of piano prodigy Muzio Clementi.
Donald Macleod talks to Sir Harrison Birtwistle about his life, inspiration and music
Donald Macleod explores the life, music and perseverance of Antonín Dvořák.
Donald Macleod journeys through some of the contrasting sides and work of Malcolm Arnold
Mary Lou Williams
Donald Macleod charts the life of composer & jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams
Donald Macleod illustrates Leos Janacek’s inner tensions through five key relationships
Donald Macleod surveys the life, music and quirks of Australian composer, Percy Grainger.
Donald Macleod explores the music of Johannes Brahms through his close relationships.
Donald Macleod delves into the international successes of Arcangelo Corelli.
Donald Macleod explores the life and music of George Walker, with his son Gregory
Ludwig van Beethoven: Why Beethoven?
Donald Macleod, Marin Alsop and Simon Schama discuss why Beethoven still matters today
Donald Macleod explores the myriad influences on the life’s work of Karol Szymanowski
Ludwig van Beethoven: Making a Man
Donald Macleod on Beethoven’s childhood clues that point to the great man he would become
Donald Macleod delves into the life and work of Samuel Wesley
Ludwig van Beethoven: Conversations with Friends
Donald Macleod and his guests discuss Beethoven’s early chamber music..
Donald Macleod looks at five themes in Monteverdi's life through the letters he wrote.
Ludwig van Beethoven: Making His Way
Donald Macleod follows Beethoven as he sets himself up in his new home of Vienna
Donald Macleod uncovers the story and prolific output of American composer Florence Price
Beethoven Unleashed: At Home
Donald Macleod uncovers some of Beethoven’s personal possessions at his home in Bonn.
Beethoven Unleashed: The Drawing Room Demon
Donald Macleod follows Beethoven’s progress as he seeks out wealthy Viennese patrons
Beethoven Unleashed: At the Keyboard
Pianist Jonathan Biss shares the wonder of Beethoven's piano sonatas with Donald Macleod.
Beethoven Unleashed: Fate
Donald Macleod continues his journey through the life of Ludwig van Beethoven.
Beethoven Unleashed: Beethoven and the Voice
Donald Macleod explores Beethoven’s vocal music with Iain Burnside and Simone Young
Beethoven Unleashed: New Pathways
Beethoven Unleashed: Return to Form
Donald Macleod explores the enduring power of Beethoven’s late string quartets
Beethoven Unleashed: Hero
Donald Macleod explores the triumphs, friends and foes of Beethoven’s ‘heroic’ phase.
Beethoven Unleashed: Private Papers
Donald Macleod examines Beethoven’s documents to see what they reveal about him
Holmes and Duparc
Donald Macleod explores the lives and music of Augusta Holmès and Henri Duparc.
Beethoven Unleashed: Restless Spirit
Donald Macleod follows Ludwig van Beethoven through the years 1807-1809.
Johann Sebastian Bach
Donald Macleod journeys through Johann Sebastian Bach’s relationship with the organ
Beethoven Unleashed: In His Own Words
Donald Macleod explores Ludwig van Beethoven's varied and rich correspondence.
Beethoven Unleashed: Creating the Myth
Donald Macleod follows Beethoven through the years 1810-1812
Beethoven Unleashed: How to Play Beethoven
Donald Macleod meets professional musicians to get the performer’s eye view of Beethoven
Donald Macleod delves into the life and career of the piano prodigy Marie Jaëll
Beethoven Unleashed: Phoenix Rising
Donald Macleod explores Beethoven's life and music through the years 1813-1815.
Beethoven Unleashed: Spirit of the Age
Donald Macleod is joined by five guests to explore Beethoven’s wider world.
Beethoven Unleashed: Withdrawal
Donald Macleod follows Ludwig van Beethoven through the years of 1816-1821
Kaija Saariaho (b 1952)
Donald Macleod talks to Kaija Saariaho about five contrasting aspects of her music.
Beethoven Unleashed: Piano Sonatas
Donald Macleod and pianist Angela Hewitt discuss 5 aspects Beethoven’s piano sonatas
Desmarets and Boismortier
Donald Macleod steps into the French baroque with Desmarets and Boismortier
Beethoven Unleashed: Titan
Donald Macleod explores Beethoven through the years 1822-1824
James Price Johnson
Donald Macleod explores the life of composer and pianist, James Price Johnson
Beethoven Unleashed: Freedom and Joy
Conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner, joins Donald Mcleod to discuss Beethoven’s symphonies