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Posts tagged ‘Composer of the week’

Cotw: Alexander Zemlinsky

every afternoon this week (monday 20th to friday 24th), 12.00-1.00pm, on bbc radio 3 (repeated 6.30pm)
alexander zemlinsky (1871-1942) (presented by donald macleod) (in the composer of the week series)

“1. Ugly, beautiful: focuses on Zemlinsky’s turbulent early life in pre-war Vienna.”
“2. Alma Mahler: focuses on the tangled love affair between Zemlinsky and Alma Schindler. “
“3. The dream princess: focuses on Zemlinsky’s opera Gorge the Dreamer. “
“4. The Dwarf: Zemlinsky’s most painful musical self-portrait: his opera The Dwarf. “
“5. A new life cut short: the tragic tale of Zemlinsky’s last years spent in exile in America. “

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Joseph Horovitz

every afternoon this week (monday 28th to friday 2nd), 12.00-1.00pm, on bbc radio 3 (repeated at 6.30pm)
gordon jacob and joseph horovitz (presented by donald mcleod) (in the composer of the week series) (more…)

Cotw: Mendelssohn

every evening this week (monday 22nd to friday 26th), 6.30-7.30pm, on bbc radio 3
felix mendelssohn (1809-1847) (presented by donald mcleod) (in the composer of the week series) (more…)

George Gershwin

every afternoon this week (monday 30th to friday 3rd), 12.00-1.00pm (repeated 6.00-7.00pm), on bbc radio 3
a natural performer: george gershwin (1898-1937) (presented by donald mcleod) (in the composer of the week series) (more…)

Felix Mendelssohn

every afternoon this week (monday 8th to friday 12th), 12.00-1.00pm (repeated 6.30-7.30pm), on bbc radio 3 (repeated from march 2014)
felix mendelssohn (in the composer of the week series) (presented by donald macleod) (more…)

Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Composer of the week

monday to friday afternoons (2nd to 6th june), 12.00-1.00pm, on bbc radio 3 (repeated 6.30pm)
mieczyslaw weinberg (1919-1996) “the greatest composer you’ve probably never heard of” (in the composer of the week series)

“Over the past seven decades, Composer of the Week has delved into just about every major composer in classical music, and plenty of less well-known ones too. As the programme reached its 70th birthday last year, Donald Macleod challenged listeners to come up with the name of a deserving composer who had never previously been featured.
Suggestions flooded in, over four-and-a-half-thousand of them, and of these, more than 20 made the case for an obscure Soviet composer of Polish-Jewish origin, Mieczyslaw Weinberg.
Weinberg’s music is well represented on CD, and as Donald heard more and more of it, his astonishment that he hadn’t come across it before grew commensurately. So all this week, Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Mieczyslaw Weinberg, in the company of writer, broadcaster and champion of unjustly neglected composers, Martin Anderson.”

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Felix Mendelssohn

monday to friday evenings (10th to 14th march), 6.30-7.30pm, on bbc radio 3
composer of the week: felix mendelssohn (1809-1847) (more…)

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