Composer of the Week is a Music programme.

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Composer of the Week

Donald Macleod explores the life and career of Bela Bartok. 2. First Loves: Donald focuses on the years leading up to the First World War, including Bartok's discovery of folksong and his friendship with fellow composer Zoltan Kodaly. Donald also discusses an early jilted romance and Bartok's first marriage, as well as introducing an excerpt from one of the composer's most infamous works, Duke Bluebeard's Castle. Trad: Mikor gulaslegeny voltam. Unknown singer. 14 Bagatelles (No 4). Kornel Zempleni (piano). Two Portraits (2nd mvt). Shlomo Mintz (violin), London Symphony Orchestra/Claudio Abbado. 14 Bagatelles (Nos 3, 13 and 14). Robert Hagopian (piano). String Quartet No 1. Tokyo String Quartet. Door 7 (Duke Bluebeard's Castle). Elena Zhidkova (mezzo-soprano), Willard White (bass-baritone), London Symphony Orchestra/Valery Gergiev. episode 2.

Genre: Music

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is Composer of the Week next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Radio Three Tonight, 6:30pm and on BBC Radio Three Tomorrow, 6:30pm. See more...