Composer of the Week
Composer of the Week takes a Summer break now until Sunday 1 March. In the meantime check out our archive of online programmes, especially the Best of 2014 series. These programmes were both producer and listener favourites. Enjoy!
Sunday, 21 December 2014
Best of 2014 Series
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Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.
Composer of the Week - Jack Body, Prog 1 ( 53′ 47″ )
09:05 The first of two programmes in which Elizabeth Kerr talks to Jack Body about his composition career.
Composer of the Week - Jack Body, Prog 2 ( 55′ 55″ )
19:05 The second of two programmes in which Elizabeth Kerr talks to Jack Body about his composition career.
Composer of the Week - Edvard Grieg ( 27′ 57″ )
09:00 Rachel Hyde presents an introduction to Edvard Grieg
Composer of the Week - John Tavener ( 28′ 33″ )
09:00 Tim Dodd introduces Sir John Tavener, the British composer whose music always strives to express the highest spiritual messages with the simplest of means.
Composer of the Week: Beethoven ( 29′ 56″ )
09:00 David Morriss presents an overview of the approaches taken to conducting Beethoven's works, beginning with the earliest music recordings.
Composer of the Week - Irving Berlin ( 54′ 01″ )
09:05 Steve Danby escorts us into the toe-tapping world of Irving Berlin
Composer of the Week - Hildegard of Bingen ( 29′ 12″ )
09:00 Rebecca Blundell looks at the extraordinary life of this early composer, writer, abbess and visionary
Composer of the Week - Johann Sebastian Bach ( 27′ 24″ )
09:00 Peter Walls looks at what was known of Bach in his lifetime
Composer of the Week - Sergei Rachmaninov ( 26′ 47″ )
09:01 William Dart explores a number of aspects of Rachmaninov's music.