Donald Macleod's Mozart

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01Wunderkind20110102

Donald Macleod maps out Mozart's life-story, plays many of his favourite works and trys to fathom why for him Mozart's music will always remain a constant companion.

Today he eyes the talents of the boy wonder.

Donald Macleod celebrates the work of the young Mozart.

Includes Grabmusik, K42.

02Meet The Mozarts20110103

Donald Macleod maps out Mozart's life-story, plays many of his favourite works and trys to fathom why for him Mozart's music will always remain a constant companion.

Today he takes a view of the extended Mozart family through a wide-angled lense and connects the music with the faces.

Donald Macleod discusses the extended Mozart family.

With Piano Concertos Nos 4 and 17.

03The Grand Tour20110104

Donald Macleod is in awe of the Mozart family as it route-marched its way round Europe platforming the children's apparently miraculous musicality.

Donald Macleod on how the Mozart family showed off the children's musical talents.

04Piano Day20110105

Donald Macleod maps out Mozart's life-story, plays many of his favourite works and tries to fathom why for him Mozart's music will always remain a constant companion.

Today he introduces some of Mozart's most thought-provoking piano music, reveals the composer's approach to playing it and traces the development of the instrument.

Donald Macleod introduces some of Mozart's most thought-provoking piano music.

05Salzburg20110106

Donald Macleod maps out Mozart's life-story, plays many of his favourite works and trys to fathom why for him Mozart's music will always remain a constant companion.

Today he unravels the tale of Mozart's relationship with his home town.

Salzburg exasperated Mozart and he exasperated Salzburg, yet there he wrote some of his sunniest music.

Donald Macleod unravels the tale of Mozart's relationship with his home town of Salzburg.

06Escape From Salzburg20110107

Donald Macleod maps out Mozart's life-story, plays many of his favourite works and trys to fathom why for him Mozart's music will always remain a constant companion.

Today he looks at Mozart's ultimately futile first attempt to sever links with Salzburg, an excursion which left the young man bereaved and broken-hearted.

Donald Macleod explores Mozart's futile first attempt to sever links with Salzburg.

07Opera20110108

Donald Macleod maps out Mozart's life-story, and tries to fathom why for him Mozart's music will always remain a constant companion.

Today Donald mixes two of his favourite passions: Mozart and Opera, and selects music from Zaide, The Seraglio, Idomeneo, Don Giovanni, Cosi and The Marriage of Figaro.

Donald Macleod mixes two favourite passions: Mozart and opera.

08Freelance In Vienna20110109

Donald Macleod maps out Mozart's life-story, plays many of his favourite works and trys to fathom why for him Mozart's music will always remain a constant companion.

Self-employed in Vienna Mozart staged numerous concerts to set out his wares.

Today Donald recreates such an evening, culminating with a Piano Concerto directed from the keyboard.

Donald Macleod explores how the self-employed Mozart set out his musical wares in Vienna.

09Mozart The Mason20110110

Donald Macleod maps out Mozart's life-story, plays many of his favourite works and trys to fathom why for him Mozart's music will always remain a constant companion.

Today he has a peek at Mozart's affiliation with Freemasonry, a movement whose symbolism the composer on occasions emphatically displayed in his Viennese music.

Donald Macleod explores Mozart's affiliation with Freemasonry.

10Last Travels And Vienna20110111

Donald Macleod maps out Mozart's life-story, plays many of his favourite works and trys to fathom why for him Mozart's music will always remain a constant companion.

Donald discovers Mozart in his early thirties still on the road prospecting for a better job.

To Mozart Vienna seemed capricious -and so to Prague, Berlin & Potsdam.

Donald Macleod discovers explores Mozart's last travels.

11 LAST179120110112

Donald Macleod maps out Mozart's life-story, plays many of his favourite works and trys to fathom why for him Mozart's music will always remain a constant companion.

Today Donald takes a broad view of Mozart's last year - 1791, a year that began full of promise but transformed into one of the saddest in the history of music.

Donald Macleod discusses Mozart's last year - 1791, a year that began full of promise.