Best Classical podcasts — Archived recordings and live performances (Updated February 2018; image)
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
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.
 
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New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher
 
Host Julie Amacher provides an in-depth exploration of a new classical music release each week.
 
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NACOcast: Classical music podcast with Sean Rice
 
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.
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
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Proudly Sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival in Sarasota Florida
 
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Classical Performance Podcast
 
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.
 
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Classical Podcasts » Podcast Feed
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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
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Updates from the world’s leading classical music label
 
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San Francisco Symphony Podcasts
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Podcasts from the San Francisco Symphony and Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas.
 
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Public Domain Classics
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Public Domain Classics, a podcast bringing you old time phonograph recordings of classical music in the public domain.
 
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The Concert - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
 
Classical Music Podcasts from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
 
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Classical 101 Podcasts
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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.
 
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Explore the Symphony
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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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Classics For Kids
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Introduce children to classical music in a fun and entertaining way.
 
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That Classical Podcast
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Kelly and Chris talk to you about classical music whilst making you laugh. AND LEARN. www.ThatClassicalPodcast.com
 
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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.
 
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Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast
 
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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Modern Classical Music Podcast
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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/
 
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Relevant Tones | WFMT
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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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Music skated to by Olympic Silver medalist, Yevgenia Medvedeva.Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, op. 74 (Pathetique) Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky) Performed by The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by Georg Solti (as Sir Georg Solti) Courtesy of Icon Records and London Records Swan Lake Written by Pyot ...…
 
William Grant Still was a 20th century African-American composer. But hundreds of years before he lived, there were other black composers. And there are black composers of classical music alive today.
 
Since his early teens, Thomas Adès has been a commanding figure in the world of classical music as a triple threat pianist, conductor and composer. We talk with him about his career including his work at, among others, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw, Melbourne and Sydney Symphonies, ...…
 
In summer 1940, while enjoying a very busy career as a pianist and conductor, Rachmaninoff finally found time to compose while vacationing on Long Island. Following the successful dance production of his Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, choreographed by Mikhail Fokine, Rachmaninoff started work on what he called his Fantastic Dances, planning a ...…
 
On his conceptualization of Rhapsody in Blue, Gershwin recalled: “It was on the train, with its steely rhythms, its rattlety-bang that is often so stimulating to a composer . . . and there I suddenly heard—and even saw on paper—the complete construction of the rhapsody . . . I heard it as a sort of musical kaleidoscope of America—of our vast me ...…
 
Anthony Burgess wrote The Bad-Tempered Electronic Keyboard in 1985 to mark the 300th anniversary of the birth of J. S. Bach. It was also the year he took receipt of a new electronic synthesiser that offered Piano, Organ, Frog and Funny among its pre-set sounds. The musical homage that resulted sports an intriguing mix of Read More ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
The Planets, Op. 32, is a seven-movement orchestral suite by the English composer Gustav Holst, written between 1914 and 1916. Each movement of the suite is named after a planet of the Solar System and its corresponding astrological character as defined by Holst.Sylvia Wagner, conductorCMD German Opera Company of Berlin OrchestraPurchase now at ...…
 
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Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast
 
Of all the interviews I've done this year on Sticky Notes, this might be my favorite. I sat down a few weeks ago with Deborah Borda, the new CEO and President of the New York Philharmonic, to talk about the future of not only the New York Philharmonic, but also classical music in general. We also talked about the connections between the artisti ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Rodger Reynolds from Ashland, VA
 
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New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher
 
Rachel Barton Pine was 11 when she first performed Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Now, 32 years later, she's recording the work for the first time, along with Elgar's Violin Concerto.
 
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 Ludwig van Beethoven. 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 p ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 1 in D minor, Op. 13Rachmaninoff: Symphony Movement in D minor, "Youth Symphony"Balakirev: Symphony No. 1 in C MajorDominique Beaulieu, conductorCMD Philharmonic of Paris in OrleansPurchase now at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p559/The_First_Symphonies_%236.html
 
After William Grant Still wrote his Afro-American Symphony, he found bits of poetry that he thought went with each movement. The poetry was written by Paul Laurence Dunbar, the first African-American to become a famous writer.
 
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Relevant Tones | WFMT
 
Ever since Ezra Pound’s famous advice to young artists, “make it new!” there has been a renewed and relentless interest in breaking new ground in art and music. But what about composers who are genuinely inspired by older forms like fugues, rondos, capriccios, even rags? We’ll feature music by these “composers out of time”. The post Out of Time ...…
 
This work opens many doors to wonderful and exciting musical study. It is a fine example of Orientalism and our perception of “the other”. Jean-Jacques van Vlasselaer and Marjolaine Fournier talk about who Rimsky-Korsakov was, his 19th-century influences from Mendelssohn to Wagner, and his contributions to the music of the 20th century.…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Flute Quartet No. 1 in D Major, K. 285Flute Quartet No. 2 in G Major, K. 285aFlute Quartet No. 3 in C Major, K. 285bFlute Concerto No. 1 in G, K. 313Purchase now at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p558/Mozart%3A_Flute_Commissions.html
 
The Four Ritual Dances from Michael Tippett’s opera "The Midsummer Marriage" follow the opera’s lead characters on their journey to integrate light and shadow and become whole; a path that mirrored the composer’s own.By publicrelations@sfsymphony.org (San Francisco Symphony).
 
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San Francisco Symphony Podcasts
 
Beethoven’s first symphony premiered when he was 30. Schubert wrote his first at 16, and Mozart’s was composed when he was only 8. But Johannes Brahms, at 43, had yet to finish his Symphony No. 1, which he’d begun writing more than twenty years previously. A notorious perfectionist, he burned many of his early works and sketches; it was not eas ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Duston Suits from Loami, IL
 
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Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast
 
Happy Valentine's Day from Sticky Notes! This week, we tell one of classical music's greatest love stories; the story of Johannes Brahms and Clara Schumann. This complicated, difficult, and loving relationship is one of the most fascinating in history. We'll explore the young Brahms and his fervent love for Clara Schumann, the desperate love of ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
For this show, we take a small time out in celebration of Valentine's Day.95 minutes of some of our favorite music for Valentine's Day.Nothing more, nothing less.
 
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New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher
 
New Classical Tracks: Riccardo Muti
 
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Classical Podcasts » Podcast Feed
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
NOUVELLE VIE:A REDISCOVERY OF FRENCH FLUTE MUSICMichelle Batty Stanley fluteMargaret McDonald pianoOn her new album NOUVELLE VIE, flutist Michelle Batty Stanley and pianist Margaret McDonald breathe new life into classic 19th and 20th century compositions. The duo dream up new interpretations of both familiar French favorites as well as works b ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Barber: First Symphony, Op. 9Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 in C, Op. 105Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39Dominique Beaulieu, conductorCMD Philharmonic of Paris in OrleansPurchase now at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p551/The_First_Symphonies_%236.html
 
February is Mendelssohn's birthday month, and it's also the month of Valentine's Day. Felix wrote the Andante and Rondo Capriccioso for a girl he was smitten with, and his 2nd String Quartet is based on a gorgeous love song, "Ist es wahr?" ('Is it true?')! Felix Mendelssohn: Andante and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 14 Benjamin Grosvenor, piano Felix ...…
 
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Public Domain Classics
 
This is Public Domain Classics, a podcast bringing you timeless classical music from the public domain. In this episode, we will hear, in its entirety, the Opera "Carmen" from French composer Georges Bizet. If you have any suggestions or comments regarding our podcast, please send us an email. Our email address is comments@publicdomainclassics. ...…
 
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 Ludwig van Beethoven. 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 p ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Yiorgos Kaloudis interprets on the four-string Cretan lyra, selected parts of one of the most important works of J.S.Bach, the Suites for Solo Cello.Cellist, lyra player, improviser and composer, Yiorgos Kaloudis created a new interpretive approach, adding a fourth string on the Cretan lyra and transcribing this work of Bach in the authentic to ...…
 
William Grant Still wanted to put the sound of the blues into a symphony. His Afro-American Symphony is centered on a bluesy theme. Still took that theme and did something entirely different with it in each of the Symphony's four movements.
 
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Relevant Tones | WFMT
 
Production company Access Contemporary Music has partnered with the esteemed Manhattan venue, LPR – (Le) Poisson Rouge a multimedia art cabaret founded by musicians on the site of the historic Village Gate. Pianist Jenny Lin is taking the stage for the first in this exciting new series. This concert is celebrating Philip Glass’ birthday with a ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Walton: Symphony No. 1 in B♭ minorBizet: Symphony in CDominique Beaulieu, conductorCMD Philharmonic of Paris in OrleansPurchase now at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p549/The_First_Symphonies_%234.html
 
A Soviet artist's reply to just criticism"—that was the official government response to Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5. But was the composer really bowing to the Soviet music authorities? Or was he secretly thumbing his nose at them?By publicrelations@sfsymphony.org (San Francisco Symphony).
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Adagio in E for Violin and Orchestra, K. 261Rondo in B-flat for Violin and Orchestra, K. 269Serenade for 4 Orchestras in D minor, K. 286Dominique Beaulieu, conductor and solo violinistCMD Philharmonic of Paris in OrleansChartres Community OrchestraOrleans Community OrchestraBourges Community OrchestraPurchase now at:http://www.classicalsavings. ...…
 
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Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast
 
This week on Sticky Notes, we dive headlong into PART 2 of one of the boldest statements ever made by a young composer with Gustav Mahler's massive first symphony. It's so massive that I had to split the show into two parts! Check out last week's show first if you missed it - this week we take a detailed look at the third and fourth movements o ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Chuck Romportl from Hopkins, MN
 
Navona Records is proud to announce the release of Daniel Crozier’s enchanting East of The Sun and West of The Moon, orchestral album.Using music, rather than words, to tell his story, Crozier’s music is full of startling detail and narrative. The two pieces comprising this album serve as windows into Crozier’s theory of musical story telling. ...…
 
Conductor and pianist Antonio Pappano joins the legendary Martha Argerich for a new recording of Saint-Saens' 'Carnival of the Animals.'
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Bruckner: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, WAB 101Borodin: Symphony No. 1 in C-flat MajorDominique Beaulieu, conductorCMD Philharmonic of Paris in OrleanPurchase now at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p546/The_First_Symphonies_%233.html
 
Portuguese conductor Joana Carneiro, a well-travelled artist, talks with Sean Rice about her first time with the Pina Bausch dance company and with the NAC Orchestra, all in the same week in September 2017.By nacpodcasts@gmail.com.
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Elektra, Op. 58, is a one-act opera by Richard Strauss, to a German-language libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, which he adapted from his 1903 drama Elektra. The opera was the first of many collaborations between Strauss and Hofmannsthal. It was first performed at the Dresden State Opera on 25 January 1909. It was dedicated to his friends Natal ...…
 
IF YOU THINK YOUR KITCHEN IMPLEMENTS HAVE BEEN FLIRTING WITH YOU - STAY TUNED, YOU'RE PROBABLY CORRECT. In this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious new episode we talk about some ballet, some barbies and one particularly alluring whisk. Enjoy! Music Featured in this Episode: "Swan Lake Op.20 - Mariinsky Version / Act 1: Scene 1: Finale (Andante) ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
JAMES COHN was born in 1928, in Newark, New Jersey. He attended the Juilliard School of Music in New York City graduating with two degrees in Composition. He is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in World Jewry. He has written solo, chamber, choral and orchestral works, and his catalog includes 4 string quartets, 5 piano sonatas and 9 ...…
 
William Grant Still has been called the Dean of Afro-American composers. Judith Anne Still, the composer's daughter, talks with Naomi Lewin about her father's life, and the difficulty he faced in the first half of 20th century America as a black man writing classical music.
 
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Relevant Tones | WFMT
 
We’ve always been fascinated here at Relevant Tones with how our perceptions of music change when it’s paired with visual imagery. With that in mind we’re asking several prominent visual artists to suggest imagery to a wide variety of different pieces by living composers. Relax, close your eyes and enjoy the view! The post Visual Aids appeared ...…
 
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Mass in C, K. 257 "Credo" Missa brevis in C, K. 258 "Spaur" Missa brevis in C, K. 259 "Organ Solo" Conducted by Dominique Beaulieu CMD Chorus and Philharmonic of Paris in Orlean Purchase now at ClassicalRecordings.co
 
Principal players from the Nashville Symphony Orchestra step up to the solo spotlight in world premiere recordings of 3 wind concertos. Frank Ticheli’s Clarinet Concerto pays homage to a different American composer in each of its three movements; Brad Warnaar’s Horn Concerto attests to the composer’s own professional mastery of the instrument; ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
SHADOW ETCHINGS NEW MUSIC FOR FLUTE Orlando Cela Orlando Cela demonstrates his ingenious ability to navigate complexities of postmodernism in chamber music and the avant garde with this rich recording of flute and piccolo treasures for the curious ear. Operating with a creative vision inspired by Frederic Chopin that “simplicity is the final ac ...…
 
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The Concert - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
 
Works by Brahms and Beethoven performed by Daniel Lebhardt on March 12, 2017. Brahms, Johannes: Six Pieces, Op. 118 Beethoven, Ludwig van: Sonata No. 18 in E-Flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3, "The Hunt" Hungarian pianist Daniel Lebhardt is one of a long line of Young Concert Artists competition winners to make their Boston debut at the Gardner, and on ...…
 
Ken and Sandy are celebrating their 43rd Wedding Anniversary in February 2018.Now you can receive a 43% discount off of your entire order at ClassicalRecordings.co in celebration of their anniversary.Just use the discount code "anniversary" at checkout.
 
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