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

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.

Meredith Monk  

Donald Macleod talks to Meredith Monk about her remarkable life and unique music

Michael Haydn  

Michael Haydn. He was a composer admired and respected by Mozart and revered by Schubert

Martinu  

Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Bohuslav Martinu.

Daniel Kidane  

Donald is in conversation with Composer Daniel Kidane .

Anna Meredith  

Donald Macleod talks to acoustic and electronic music composer Anna Meredith.

Helen Grime  

Donald Macleod speaks to British composer Helen Grime about her work.

Gwilym Simcock  

Donald's joined by composer and jazz pianist Gwilym Simcock .

Anoushka Shankar  

Donald is joined by composer and sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

Knussen  

Donald Macleod invites composer Oliver Knussen to join him to discuss his life and career

Rubbra  

Donald is joined by Edmund Rubbra's sons Benedict and Adrian, who discuss their father and his music

Rimsky-Korsakov  

Donald Macleod explores Rimsky-Korsakov's final years through the lens of his biographer, Vasily Vasilyevitch Yastrebtsev

Mendelssohn  

Donald Macleod explores the life and work of composers.

Janacek  

Donald looks at Janacek's life through his instrumental and small-scale compositions.

Villa Lobos  

Donald explores the music and life of Villa-Lobos with musicologist Manoel Correa do Lago

Butterworth  

Donald Macleod explores the music of George Butterworth and four of his contemporaries

Brahms  

Looking at the life and work of Johannes Brahms and some of his larger orchestral works

Mozart  

Donald explores Mozart's relationship with his home city of Salzburg.

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