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Cotw: Bernstein 100

four afternoons this week (tuesday 21st to friday 24th), 1.00-2.00pm, on bbc radio 3
bernstein 100 (presented by donald macloed and marin alsop) (4 episodes, in the composer of the week series) …

“This week Donald Macleod is joined by Bernstein protegée, the conductor Marin Alsop, to look back at Bernstein’s hectic life as composer, pianist, thinker and entertainer. And, thanks to the BBC radio and TV archives, we hear from the man himself in interviews he gave through the course of his prolific career. We discover a man who was forceful in his views, passionate to the extreme, charismatic on the stage, but also latterly tormented by regrets and a feeling that he had never quite achieved the magnum opus inside him.
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Aaron Copland

monday 30th april to friday 4th may, 12.00-1.00pm, on bbc radio 3
aaron copland (1900-1990) (presented by david macloed) (5 episodes, in the composer of the week series)

Aaron Copland is the composer who, more than any other, defined the sound of American classical music. Copland’s life spanned every decade of the 20th Century.
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Cotw: Mahler

every afternoon this week (monday 27th to friday 1st), 12.00-1.00pm (repeated 6.30pm), on bbc radio 3
gustav mahler (1860-1911) (presented by donald macleod) (in the composer of the week series) (more…)

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…)

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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