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

Mozart  

Donald Macleod explores the miraculous chamber music of Mozart's Vienna years

Grieg  

Donald Macleod looks at the multi-talented Norwegian composer, pianist and conductor

Birth of Polyphony  

Donald Macleod takes a close look at the change from pure monophony to complex polyphony.

Mathias  

Donald Macleod explores Mathias's student days in Aberystwyth and London

Haydn  

Donald Macleod explores Haydn's often overlooked piano sonatas.

Messiaen  

Donald Macleod explores the organ music of Olivier Messiaen.

Charpentier  

Donald Macleod explores the music of Marc-Antoine Charpentier.

Mahler  

Donald Macleod explores the relationship between Gustav and Alma Mahler

Bizet  

Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Georges Bizet

Chopin  

Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Fryderyk Chopin

Rebecca Clarke  

Donald Macleod looks at life of Rebecca Clarke with Christopher Johnson and Ian Jones.

Monteverdi  

Donald Macleod recounts Monteverdi's rise from humble beginnings in Cremona.

Praetorius  

Donald Macleod focuses on Praetorius's final years and works.

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.

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