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Composer of the Week

William Alwyn

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

William Alwyn (1905-1985): 2/5. With some of his best-known film scores, a recording of the Alwyn conducting his own harp concerto and his first venture into symphonic writing. Show more

Composer of the Week

William Alwyn

Episode 3

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

William Alwyn (1905-1985): 3/5. Donald Macleod introduces a work inspired by one of Alwyn's favourite artists plus a recording of Alwyn conducting his dramatic third symphony. Show more

Composer of the Week

William Alwyn

Episode 4

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

William Alwyn (1905-1985): 4/5. Donald Macleod looks at some of the chamber music Alwyn wrote during a stressful period in his life as well as a work dedicated to Sir Henry Wood. Show more

Composer of the Week

William Alwyn

Episode 5

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

William Alwyn (1905-1985): 5/5. Donald Macleod presents highlights from Alwyn's second opera and introduces a late orchestral work inspired by the English writer Sir Thomas Browne. Show more

Composer of the Week

William Alwyn

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

William Alwyn (1905-1985): 1/5. Donald Macleod explores the range of music Alwyn created during his long and prolific career, which embraced film scores and concert hall works. Show more