This week on The Composer's Composers

The Composer's Composers continues with Howard exploring the music of Handel and Mozart.


Who were the 12 composers who, more than any others, changed the course of musical history?  That’s the question Classic FM’s Composer in Residence Howard Goodall is currently posing, as he explores the last 600 years of music and picks out the men who moved it in entirely new directions.  From Monteverdi to Mozart, Bach to Beethoven and Stravinsky to Steve Reich, all sorts of well-known names feature – all of whom, in their day, completely altered the sound of classical music.

February 24

This Sunday he delves into the music of two giants of the 20th century: Debussy and Stravinsky.  From Debussy, we’ll enjoy a dialogue between the wind and the sea and a trip to some gardens under the rain; and from Stravinsky, we’ll hear ballet music from The Rite of Spring, Petrushka and The Firebird.