Composer of the Week is a Music programme.

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Composer of the Week

Donald Macleod introduces the life and music of Beethoven during the turbulent years from 1806 to 1812, when he produced some of the greatest masterpieces of his life. 1. Family Affairs: Donald examines Beethoven's relationships with friends, family, women, patrons and publishers, and with the city which he made his home - Vienna. Der Zufriedene, Op 75 No 6. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Jorg Demus (piano). 32 Piano Variations in C minor, WoO 80. Olli Mustonen (piano). Rasumovsky String Quartet in C, Op 59 No 3. Emerson String Quartet. Piano Concerto No 4 in G, Op 58 (3rd mvt). Yevgeny Sudbin (piano), Minnesota Orchestra/Osmo Vanska. episode 1.

Genre: Music

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is Composer of the Week next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Radio Three Today, 12:00pm and on BBC Radio Three Tonight, 6:30pm. See more...