The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (exc.) Benjamin Britten Download 'The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (exc.)' on iTunes
Who taught the great composers how to compose? Catherine Bott finds out.
This week, Catherine asks: "Who taught the great composers how to compose?"
There are many fascinating musical connections, as Catherine delves into some of the unsung heroes of classical music, as well as finding out which composers passed on their wisdom to others.
And in the 20th century perhaps the greatest teacher of them all was Nadia Boulanger, who helped Aaron Copland, Philip Glass and Astor Piazzolla reach new heights of composing greatness – as well as Burt Bacharach and Quincy Jones.