Composer of the Week

Composer of the Week

United Kingdom

BBC Radio 3's Composer Of The Week is a guide to composers and their music. The podcast is compiled from the week's programmes and published on Friday, it is only available in the UK.

Episodes

LeFanu  

Donald Macleod talks to British composer Nicola LeFanu in the year of her 70th birthday

LeFanu  

British composer Nicola LeFanu discusses her life and music with Donald Macleod.

Schumann  

Donald Macleod explores Schumann's Dusseldorf years.

Dvorak  

Donald explores the critical period in the late 1870s when Dvorak first made his name.

Joplin  

Donald Macleod looks at the African-American composer Scott Joplin.

Zemlinsky  

Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Alexander Zemlinsky

Maxwell Davies  

Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Peter Maxwell Davies.

The Women of Renaissance Ferrara  

Donald with Laurie Stras explore the work of the female composers of Renaissance Ferrara.

Gade  

Donald Macleod is joined by Dr Colin Roth to explore the life and work of Niels Gade.

Ravel  

Donald Macleod explores the enigmatic personality and vibrant music of Maurice Ravel.

Mackenzie  

Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Alexander Mackenzie.

Britten  

Donald Macleod explores the music of Benjamin Britten's formative years.

Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges  

Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges.

Schoenberg  

Donald Macleod explores Schoenberg's life from five different viewpoints

Novello  

Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Ivor Novello.

Prokofiev  

Donald Macleod explores Prokofiev's triumphant and ultimately tragic return to the USSR.

Caccini  

Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Francesca Caccini and her circle.

Handel  

Donald Macleod focuses on Handel the organist.

Faure  

Donald Macleod follows the dramatic thread running through Gabriel Faure's musical output

Schubert  

Donald Macleod explores the remarkable and prolific final year of Schubert's life.

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