Best Classical podcasts — Archived recordings and live performances (Updated April 2018; image)
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A Classical music quiz podcast: Test your ears as Bruce Adolphe takes a popular tune and transforms it into something that sounds like it was composed by one of the greats.
 
Host Julie Amacher provides an in-depth exploration of a new classical music release each week.
 
Join host Sean Rice (Second Clarinet, NAC Orchestra) as he explores the world of classical music and its great composers. In this series of audio programmes you can look forward to hearing insightful commentary about upcoming NAC Orchestra programmes as well as musical excerpts and interviews with NACO musicians and guest artists.
 
Proudly Sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival in Sarasota Florida
 
The Classical Performance podcast features the very best live classical performances, recorded by WGBH and broadcast on WCRB. From local up-and-comers to world-renowned masters, the Classical Performance podcast is your source for classical music, on the go.
 
We are convinced that lovers of classical music include people who are always looking for (1) music that they have not heard before that might attract them, and (2) the best performance of music that they are familiar with and already enjoy.This website was created to help these music lovers achieve both goals. We are uniquely able to fulfill this mission because we bring together two exceptional resources that are not available on any other classical music website: (1) a classical music rec ...
 
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The Naxos Blog
Monthly+
 
Updates from the world’s leading classical music label
 
Podcasts from the San Francisco Symphony and Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas.
 
Public Domain Classics, a podcast bringing you old time phonograph recordings of classical music in the public domain.
 
Classical Music Podcasts from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
 
Kelly and Chris talk to you about classical music whilst making you laugh. AND LEARN. www.ThatClassicalPodcast.com
 
Classical 101 is the only classical music station in Central Ohio. The Classical 101 hosts provide insight into classical music news from Columbus and around the world.
 
A classical music podcast. Join the National Arts Centre Orchestra's Marjolaine Fournier and one Canada's foremost music journalists, Jean-Jacques van Vlasselaer, as they explore the symphonic form from Haydn to Shostakovich.
 
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BBC Music Magazine
Monthly
 
Welcome to the BBC Music Magazine podcast. Join us once a month for the latest classical music news, the top stories in the new issue of BBC Music Magazine, a guide to the magazine’s cover CD, plus a round-up of our favourite new recordings.
 
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Classics For Kids
Weekly
 
Introduce children to classical music in a fun and entertaining way.
 
Sticky Notes is a classical music podcast for everyone. Whether you are a beginner just looking to get into classical music but don't know where to start, or a seasoned musician interested in the lives and ideas of your fellow artists, this podcast is for you. The show will feature interviews with the top artists of today, in-depth looks at specific pieces from the repertoire, and deep dives into each era of classical music, plus much more.
 
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On the Music
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Discover the world of the orchestra with the Houston Symphony's On the Music. In each episode, hosts Carlos Botero and Aurelie Desmarais explore a masterpiece of the orchestral repertoire. Combining musical insights with fascinating stories, On the Music will appeal to both longtime fans and newcomers to the world of symphonic music.For credits and more information, visit www.houstonsymphony.org/onthemusic.
 
We compile hour long mixes of pure contemporary classical, and modern classical music with zero talking and zero ads.Listen anytime at:http://www.sadclassicalmusic.com/
 
With composers from nearly every country in the world creating music in diverse styles, there has simply never been a more exciting time for classical music. Relevant Tones creator and host Seth Boustead dives into this treasure trove of music accompanied by first-person interview, In the Field segments that him to festivals and concert halls around the world, with stellar performances by talented ensembles and soloists.
 
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The Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms were never really intended for dancing. But that doesn't mean that people in Hungary don't dance! Richard Graber, the director of a Hungarian dance company in Cleveland, talks with Naomi Lewin about Hungarian dancing.
 
14135 The First Symphonies 12Grechaninov: Symphony No. 1 in B minor, Op. 6Dominique Beaulieu, conductorCMD Philharmonic of Paris in OrleansMahler: Symphony No. 1 in D MajorCMD German Opera Company of Berlin OrchestraConducted by Kenneth HedgecockPurchase now at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p577/The_First_Symphonies_12.html…
 
The combined gifts of the extraordinary Brasil Guitar Duo and two eminent Latin American composers produce a depth of experience and rare musical beauty in two concertos for guitar duo. Cuban composer Leo Brouwer has written ten concertos for guitar, but The Book of Signs is his first for guitar duo. Paulo Bellinati’s Concerto Caboclo Read More ...…
 
This week on Sticky Notes, we explore perhaps the most popular piece of Western Classical Music ever written, Beethoven's monumental 9th Symphony. In fact, its so monumental that for the second time on Sticky Notes, I had to split this episode into 2 parts, with the first two movements this week, and the last two next week. The first movement i ...…
 
Improvised at the piano after a strenuous day of teaching, Enigma Variations established Elgar as the pre-eminent British composer of his time. Shrouded in mystery is the “enigma” intended by Elgar, a secret he took with him to the grave. Variation IX, “Nimrod (Adagio),” has become a cherished piece in the popular classical lexicon.…
 
Sergei Prokofiev's opera The Fiery Angel—a medieval tale of demonic possession and its erotic overtones—was never produced during his lifetime. But he felt it contained some of the best music he had written, so he brought it to life in the concert hall as his dark, dynamic, and dangerous Symphony No. 3. How he got it past the Soviet censors is ...…
 
This week's contestant is Judy Delaney from Rochester, NY
 
APRIL 9, 2018 OPERA HOUSE CONCERTProgram I Monday, April 9, 2018 8:00 p.m. Sarasota Opera HouseMozart, String Quintet in G minor, K.516Federico Agostini, Ruth Lenz, Bruno Giuranna, Daniel Palmizio, Erica PiccottiGlazunov, String Quintet in A major, Op. 39Ruth Lenz, Federico Agostini, Daniel Palmizio, Erica Piccotti, Christine LeeSchubert, Piano ...…
 
This is Public Domain Classics, a podcast bringing you timeless classical music from the public domain. In this episode, we will hear the music of German composer J.S. Bach. If you have any suggestions or comments regarding our podcast, please send us an email. Our email address is comments@publicdomainclassics.org. Also, visit our podcast webs ...…
 
We're celebrating Rachmaninov's birthday! Ya-fei Chuang's virtuosity and passion are front and center in this live performance of his Piano Sonata No. 2. Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.36 Ya-fei Chuang, piano Recorded in a live broadcast in WGBH's Studio One on June 21st, 2005. © 2018 WGBH Educational Foundation. http://www. ...…
 
When he was a young pianist, Johannes Brahms accompanied a Hungarian violinist, and fell in love with Hungarian music. His own Hungarian-flavored dances were written to entertain his friends at parties. Those friends convinced Brahms to publish his dances. When the first set was a hit, Brahms wrote and published another set.…
 
Great music is a game of expertise, luck, and chance. Seth deals out a playlist of great music including David Maslanka and discusses why it’s a winner in this year’s Dealer’s Choice. The post Dealer’s Choice appeared first on 98.7WFMT.
 
Bruckner scholars seem to focus on psychoanalysis rather than closing their eyes and listening to the music. To listen to Anton Bruckner’s eighth symphony is to listen to the summit of his music. The Toronto Symphony Orchestra performs this work with conductor Peter Oundjian on May 7, 2018. Listen to Jean-Jacques van Vlasselaer and Marjolaine F ...…
 
A fascination with the music of Italy’s distant past led Ottorino Respighi to compose what is known as his Romany Triptych of tone poems—Pines of Rome, Fountains of Rome, and Roman Festivals. The Pines of Rome depicts the trees around Rome, which according to Respighi, “dominate the Roman landscape [and] become witnesses to the principal events ...…
 
On this week's Patreon-sponsored episode of Sticky Notes, we're exploring the amazing Sibelius Violin Concerto. To me, Sibelius' violin concerto is the greatest of all the violin concerti, but sometimes his music is considered enigmatic and confusing. So this week, we'll explore whether Sibelius' music is Finnish or not, his innovations with st ...…
 
Gustav Holst's suite The Planets was inspired by his interest in astrology; the stars must have been aligned because it has been a hit ever since its first performance.By publicrelations@sfsymphony.org (San Francisco Symphony).
 
This week's contestant is Mike Miller from New York City, NY
 
In this broadcast we preview the April 18, 2018 concert of La Musica International Chamber Music Festival.Bernstein, Piano TrioFederico Agostini, Christine Lee, Derek HanBrahms, Trio for Horn, Violin, and Piano in Eb major, Op. 40 (viola version)Ruth Lenz, Daniel Palmizio, Derek HanSchubert, String Quintet in C major, Op. 163, D.956Federico Ago ...…
 
Natasha Gauthier of Artsfile.ca interviews pianist Alice Sara Ott and conductor Eivind Gullberg Jensen who performed the Grieg Piano Concerto together with the NAC Orchestra, at the NAC, in January 2018. Join them as they talk about personal firsts, world travels, and the whirlwind life of a musician.…
 
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Halvorsen: Symphony No. 1 in C minorGrieg: Symphony in C minorDominique Beaulieu, conductorCMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans
 
This is Public Domain Classics, a podcast bringing you timeless classical music from the public domain. In this episode, we will hear the opera Oberto, in its entirety, from Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi. If you have any suggestions or comments regarding our podcast, please send us an email. Our email address is comments@publicdomainclassics. ...…
 
Brahms, Bach, and Beethoven are known as the "Three B's" of classical music. Brahms always knew that he wanted to be a composer -- by the time he was six, he had thought up his own system for writing music down on a page.
 
Mexican composer Javier Alvarez uses his travels to create eclectic electroacoustic works using influences from Mexico to Cuba, the Caribbean to Korea. Composer John Adams said the music of Alvarez “reveals influences of popular cultures that go beyond the borders of our own time and place.” The post Composer Spotlight: Javier Alvarez appeared ...…
 
Ariadne auf Naxos (Ariadne on Naxos), Op. 60, is an opera by Richard Strauss with a German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Combining slapstick comedy and consummately beautiful music, the opera's theme is the competition between high and low art for the public's attention.Joana Filipe Martinez - conductor/producerCMD Grand Opera Company of B ...…
 
The new Naxos edition of Saint-Saëns’ works for piano and orchestra reaches its final volume with a recording of the composer’s Piano Concertos Nos. 4 and 5, works described by soloist Romain Descharmes as “brilliant music that opens doors to a new world”. The Fourth Concerto showcases virtuosic music written by one of history’s most Read More ...…
 
Ever wanted to know the roots of all of the wonderful Western Classical Music we hear today? How musical notation developed? How rhythm developed? Well, today is the day you'll find out, because this week on Sticky Notes, it's Medieval Music in 60 Minutes! We'll talk about Gregorian Chant, Polyphony, Troubadours, and much much more, while of co ...…
 
**SILLY AND RUDE OUTTAKES AT THE END OF THE EPISODE BECAUSE YES OK** COME ON THEN WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE PLANET? (DO ONE, PLUTO.) This time we chat about space-type-things and Bugs Bunny, Harry Styles, Mcdonald's adverts and Tena Ladys. Enjoy! Music Featured in this Episode: "Variations on an original theme, Op. 36 "Enigma": Variation 9. Nimrod ...…
 
This week's contestant is Lessa Vernyi from Syracuse, NY
 
Zvonimir Nagy’s Angelus is a singular journey into a meditative state. Like the commemoration of annunciation, Nagy’s album features music for thoughtful contemplation, using solo organ to create delicate space for inner exploration throughout the life of the album. Themes of spiritual reflection are evident in most of the tracks. Inspired by P ...…
 
Program III Sunday, April 15, 2018 3:00 p.m. Sarasota Opera HousePaganini, Terzetto Concertante in D major, MS 114Daniel Palmizio, Christine Lee, Jason VieauxCastelnuovo-Tedesco, Quintet for Guitar and String Quartet in F major, Op. 143Jason Vieaux, Ruth Lenz, Claudio Cruz, Daniel Palmizio, Erica PiccottiShostakovich, Piano Quintet in G minor, ...…
 
Through the centuries, there have been exceptional female performers - on the largest stages of the world, and in smaller, more intimate settings. They include Clara Wieck Schumann, Maria Theresia von Paradies, Nadia Boulanger, Dame Myra Hess, Rebecca Clarke, Jacqueline Du Pre, Evelyn Glennie, Maria Callas, Marian Anderson, and Leontyne Price.…
 
In honor of April Fools' Day, we're taking a look at the music of the underrated jokester, Joseph Haydn! Haydn's music is sometimes thought of as just light entertainment, but it is truly some of the greatest music ever written. We'll talk this week about humor in music, how it works, and how Haydn synthesized humor, seriousness, and craft in h ...…
 
This week's contestant is Ted Fisher from Belgrade, Serbia
 
Symphony No. 2 "America", 3 movements - 1. Independence Day; 2. Memorial Day; 3. Thanksgiving Day. Performance by The Western Piedmont Symphony, John Gordon Ross, Music DirectorGloria for SATB choir, divisi, brass octet and percussionPerformance by the Winchester Chapel College Choir and Portsmouth Grammar School Chamber Choir, conducted by Mal ...…
 
Preview of April 12, 2018 concert at the Sarasota Opera HouseProgram II Thursday, April 12, 2018 8:00 p.m. Sarasota Opera HouseMendelssohn, String Quintet No. 2 in Bb major, Op. 87Federico Agostini, Ruth Lenz, Bruno Giuranna, Daniel Palmizio, Christine LeePopper, Requiem in F# minor for Three Cellos and Piano, Op. 66Christine Lee, Erica Piccott ...…
 
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In this month's episode, we talk about the BBC Proms's pledge to achieve a 50:50 gender balance for commissioned pieces, a bid to buy part of a hoard of gold sovereigns found in a Broadwood piano, the plans for the new Edinburgh Concert Hall, and an unusual wager between two conductors…By rebecca.franks@immediate.co.uk (Rebecca Franks).
 
Schubert: ​Symphony No. 1 in D major, D. 82Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68​Dominique Beaulieu, conductorCMD Philharmonic of Paris in OrleansPurchase now at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p574/The_First_Symphonies_10.html
 
This is Public Domain Classics, a podcast bringing you timeless classical music from the public domain. In this episode, we will hear the music of German composer J.S. Bach. If you have any suggestions or comments regarding our podcast, please send us an email. Our email address is comments@publicdomainclassics.org. Also, visit our podcast webs ...…
 
A program featuring acclaimed conductor JoAnn Falletta, who talks about her early love of music, how seeing her first symphony concert inspired her to become a conductor, and all the listening and preparation that goes into being successful at her job.
 
The ever-busy New York-based chamber orchestra The Knights has worked with some of the top composers and musicians in the world including Osvaldo Golijov on a stunning new release of his large scale symphonic work, Azul. The piece draws on several world music traditions as do the other pieces on the album. We talked to founding violinist and co ...…
 
A look ahead to the opening 2018 concert of La Musica International Chamber Music Festival.APRIL 9, 2018 OPERA HOUSE CONCERTProgram I Monday, April 9, 2018 8:00 p.m. Sarasota Opera HouseMozart, String Quintet in G minor, K.516Federico Agostini, Ruth Lenz, Bruno Giuranna, Daniel Palmizio, Erica PiccottiGlazunov, String Quintet in A major, Op. 39 ...…
 
Maurice Ravel called his score to the ballet Daphnis et Chloé a "great, choreographic symphony." The ballet lasted only a couple of performances, but the score has become—like the Greek gods—immortal.By publicrelations@sfsymphony.org (San Francisco Symphony).
 
Jean-Jacques van Vlasselaer and Marjolaine Fournier talk about Saariaho’s violin concerto which was featured as part of the 2017 Ideas of North festival produced by the NAC Orchestra. Saariaho is seen as a wonderful and intriguing contemporary composer who will stand the test of time, with master works into the turn of the century.…
 
This week on Sticky Notes we take a deep dive into Stravinsky's breakthrough ballet, the Firebird! We'll explore the original ballet, all three of the Suites from the ballet, and the fantastical myth behind the story of the ballet, featuring a character I like to call the Russian Voldemort and the Firebird herself. This is one of the greatest p ...…
 
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