Composer of the Week

Composer of the Week


Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
1 Stunde 6 Minuten
Kate Molleson explores the life and music of Domenico Scarlatti Domenico Scarlatti was well placed to build himself a glittering career in the music business. He was prestigiously talented and born into a family with powerful connections in the music...
Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
1 Stunde 14 Minuten
Donald Macleod explores Tchaikovsky's music with Sir Matthew Bourne and Dame Monica Mason Tchaikovsky is responsible for some of the world’s best loved and best known ballets. His music for Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker has become...
William Walton (1902-1983)
1 Stunde 3 Minuten
William Walton composed music for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and King George VI, pieces of pomp and circumstance. But Walton grew up far from Buckingham Palace and the world of the Windsors, in the northern working-class town of Oldham, see...
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
1 Stunde 13 Minuten
The streets must have seemed like they were paved with gold when Haydn visited London in 1791. He was feted and applauded everywhere he went as one of Europe’s leading composers. He hobnobbed with royalty, the Prince of Wales commissioned a portrait...
Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)
58 Minuten
Sir Arthur Sullivan became the most renowned composer of the Victorian era, with his fame spreading across Europe and America too. His output spanned many genres including oratorios, a symphony, chamber music, hymns and anthems, but it was for his co...

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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.

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