This is Public Domain Classics, a podcast bringing you old time phonograph recordings of classical music in the public domain. If you have any comments or suggestions regarding our podcast, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 record collection that includes over 60,000 recordings of more than 35,000 different pieces of music from every corner of the globe, representing every historical period from biblical times to the present — one of the largest collections of classical music in the world; and (2) the expertise of some of the best professional music commentators, musicians, and composers involved in the classical music world. With these unique resources we present three specialized podcasts and the opportunity to respond to them through our blog: (1) "Buried Treasure" will introduce music from all periods and places, providing an opportunity to explore rarely heard works; (2) panel discussions on the interpretation of classical music in which well-established record critics will review recordings of more familiar works, play excerpts of the performances under review, and explain their individual standards for judging performance; and (3) a podcast in which one of the leading composers in New York interviews notable performers and composers, discussing with them the latest developments in classical music.
Classical 91.7 audio librarian, Dacia Clay has a secret: she knows next to nothing about classical music. But she wants to learn! In each episode of the Classical Classroom, classical music pros give her "homework assignments." You'll learn about everything from bel canto aria to the use of leitmotif in the score to Star Wars. Come learn with us in the Classical Classroom.
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.
We invite you to join Raymond Bisha of Naxos, the world's leading classical music label, in exploring the best of today's classical music. New shows will be available each Tuesday (GMT) that explore the latest releases from Naxos and focus on the performers and composers who make our recordings possible.
Join host Nick Atkinson (principal tuba, 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.
Classical 101’s podcasts are entertaining and informative. Listen to get the CliffsNotes of an upcoming The Met Opera Live in HD Opera or leader of a local orchestra. A service of WOSU Public Media in Columbus, Ohio.
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.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra's podcasts offer a mix of interviews with conductors and soloists, CD news and pre-concert talks to explore the repertoire performed by the orchestra at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall. Visit www.lpo.org.uk for more information about the orchestra.
Welcome to the San Francisco Symphony podcast series. Each episode explores a particular classical work being performed by the Orchestra. We'll also bring you occasional special podcasts. Thanks for joining us!
Each weekday morning during the 7 am hour, WQXR introduces a notable recording of music by J.S. Bach, which will be made available as a free podcast. Recordings are drawn from the catalog of Universal Classics, and include hot new releases, classic accounts and vintage performances. Downloads are available through the iTunes store. Check back every weekday throughout November for a new track.
For Thanksgiving week we celebrate compositions by American Composers. Selections are: Gone With the Wind The Wizard of Oz Camelot Forrest Gump The Polar Express Stompin at the Savoy Make Our Garden Grow Magnificent 7 West Side Story Modern Times Lincoln Portrait Alice's Theme Sponsors of this show are: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Dennis Loeffel - Classical Essentials Book-A-Room Other Links: Advertise on Classical Music Discoveries Become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries About our Recording Equipment Websites for Musicians Created by Musicians Grocery and Travel Coupons (save thousands of dollars) Sousa Fundraising Have Your Music Played on Classical Music Discoveries Music Store - download music from our shows (without the show dialogues) Classical Essentials - FREE Classical Music (sponsored by Dennis Loeffel)
This is Public Domain Classics, a podcast bringing you old-time phonograph recordings of classical music in the public domain. In this episode, we will hear the music of French composer Edouard Lalo. If you have any suggestions or comments regarding our podcast, please send us an email. Our email address is email@example.com.
Knowing how a piece of classical music came to be is often a bit of a guessing game. What inspired Bach to write the Goldberg Variations, or Beethoven to write his 9th Symphony? Context clues, letters, composers' notes help us put the story together; we fill in the rest with our imaginations and mythology. But no more! In this episode of Classical Classroom, you'll hear the entire story of a piece of modern classical music, Music for Wood and Strings, from commission to performance. Even the instruments on which the piece is played didn't exist before this story began. You'll meet composer Bryce Dessner (The National), instrument maker Aron Sanchez (Buke and Gase), and the members of So Percussion. You'll hear a lot of awesome music. You'll laugh! You'll cry. Your life will be affirmed. But seriously, it's a compelling (and thoroughly American) story about ingenuity, modernist music, and most importantly, joy. Music in this episode: - Music for Wood and Strings. Bryce Dessner. Play ...
This is Public Domain Classics, a podcast bringing you old-time phonograph recordings of classical music in the public domain. In this episode, we will hear the music of Italian composer Tomaso Albinoni. If you have any suggestions or comments regarding our podcast, please send us an email. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leonard Bernstein's "Candide" is an operetta. An operetta is like an opera, with one big difference. In opera, everything is sung, but in operetta, there are spoken lines between the singing. Composers who wrote operettas in English include Sir Arthur Sullivan (who can't be separated from William S. Gilbert, who wrote the words for Gilbert and Sullivan operettas), Victor Herbert, Sigmund Romberg, and Rudolf Friml.
By far the bulk of Gershwin’s output is devoted to songs – more than five hundred of them, most of which come from his more than four dozen works for the musical stage. Two of these stage works are operas – the short Blue Monday Blues and the full-length Porgy and Bess. Gershwin also wrote music for four films (Shall We Dance is the most famous), a few piano pieces and a handful of concert works: Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, Cuban Overture, Concerto in F, Second Rhapsody and Variations on “I Got Rhythm.” Gershwin’s style is derived from the American soul and spirit. “Epitomizing the Jazz Age in every pore of his suave being,” writes critic Alex Ross, “Gershwin was the ultimate phenomenon in early-twentieth century American music, the man in whom all the discordant tendencies of the era achieved sweet harmony.” Many of Gershwin’s works are infused with jazz, and if he can be said to have made one single overriding accomplishment in his life, it was to create a bridge betw ...
Raymond Bisha’s latest podcast focuses on two works by William Bolcom that have been recently recorded for the Naxos American Classics Series. The emotional spectrum of his “Canciones de Lorca” and “Prometheus” is reflected in colourful orchestrations and a mix of musical styles that swing between intense drama and surreal humour. Album details… Catalogue No.: 8.559788
This is Public Domain Classics, a podcast bringing you old-time phonograph recordings of classical music in the public domain. In this episode, we will hear the music of Austrian composer Franz Schubert. If you have any suggestions or comments regarding our podcast, please send us an email. Our email address is email@example.com.
NACOcast: Classical music podcast with Nick Atkinson
WolfGANG is back! He’s got a new bowtie, and he’s ready to get his groove on. Come to the Mercury Lounge to hear works by the great Philip Glass, Montrealer Analia Llugdar, and Bryce Dessner (you might know him from The National). This music is sure to take the chill out of the air. Presented with Mercury Lounge, in partnership with the Arboretum Festival, The WolfGANG Sessions push classical music out of its comfort zone. The music mixes contemporary and indie classical with exciting collaborations between NAC Orchestra musicians, video projection artists and DJs. Get ready to hear “classical music” at Mercury Lounge in a whole new way. It’s music with a wild side. Philip Glass: String Quartet No. 5 Analia Lludgar: Luz for violin and cello Johannes Maria Staud: Black Moon for bass clarinet Bryce Dessner: Aheym for string quartet
As with the rest of the world, the staff at Classical Music Discoveries was horrified to learn of the recent tragic events happening on the evening of November 13th in Paris France. We wish to thank all of our French listeners and musicians that notified us on Facebook that they were safe and unharmed. It is indeed tragic that a country that opened its doors to refugees from the mideast was attacked by militants posing as refugees seeking the safe harbor of France. To honor the brave people of France we have put together this show featuring music of the French master composer Claude Debussy. Debussy was one of the prominent figures associated with French Impressionism and his use of non-traditional scales and lyrical chromaticism influenced many composers who followed in his footsteps. In this broadcast we will hear: Nocturnes Jeux The Children’s Corner All works are performed by the CMD Philharmonic of Paris and conducted by Alise Bonnet. Sponsors of this show are: La Musica Inter ...
How do you tell a story without words? Why, with music of course! Richard Scerbo, founder and artistic director of DC-based Inscape Chamber Orchestra, explains how - and why - composers use music to tell tales. Walk through two very different kinds of musical "stories" in this episode. Watch out for dancing puppets and swamp ghosts. All music in this episode performed by Inscape Chamber Orchestra: - Excerpts from their new album, "Petrushka," by Igor Stravinsky. - "Black Bend" by Dan Visconti from the album "American Aggregate". Audio production by Todd "Tiny T-Rex Arms" Hulslander with fleeing by Dacia Clay and editing by Mark DiClaudio. For more Inscape: www.inscape.org For more Richard Scerbo: www.richardscerbo.com For more Classroom: www.houstonpublicmedia.org/classroom
This is Public Domain Classics, a podcast bringing you old-time phonograph recordings of classical music in the public domain. In this episode, we will hear the music of English composer Henry Purcell. If you have any suggestions or comments regarding our podcast, please send us an email. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Works for solo piano by Bach and Ravel performed by Ji, piano on April 12, 2015. Bach: Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV 825 Ravel: La Valse First, we have the less razzle-dazzle of the pair: Bach’s Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major. The piece opens with a fairly serene, lilting theme. The second movement gets a bit more rollicking, with dotted rhythms and skips in the bass. And the final movement has some more virtuosic passagework. After that comes the real fireworks: Ravel’s famous La Valse. The composer’s own introduction is really the best way to describe what happens over the course of the piece: “Through whirling clouds, waltzing couples may be faintly distinguished,” he writes. “The clouds gradually scatter: one sees an immense hall peopled with a whirling crowd. The scene is gradually illuminated. The light of the chandeliers bursts forth.” As the piece goes on, it seems to get more and more out of control, ending in a frenzy that recalls a danse macabre—a dance to the death. ...
When he was growing up, Leonard Bernstein loved to put on operas and other musical shows with his friends. That interest in musical theater continued all through his life, and produced such great Broadway musicals as "On The Town," "Wonderful Town," and "West Side Story."
This is Public Domain Classics, a podcast bringing you old-time phonograph recordings of classical music in the public domain. In this episode, we will hear the music of Austrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn. If you have any suggestions or comments regarding our podcast, please send us an email. Our email address is email@example.com.
The Bandits is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Andrea Maffei, based on Die Räuber by Friedrich von Schiller. As Verdi became more successful in Italy, he began to receive offers from other opera houses outside the country. The London impresario Benjamin Lumley had presented Ernani in 1845 and, as a result of its success, commissioned an opera from the composer which became I masnadieri. It was given its first performance at Her Majesty's Theatre on 22 July 1847 with Verdi conducting the first two performances. While reasonably successful there and in Italy up to the mid-1860s, the opera disappeared for about 90 years until revived in 1951. It has been revived from time to time in the 21st century.
This episode contains pretty much everything: Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday, Plato's Symposium, music by living composers, the Great American Songbook, and most importantly, love, baby. All music in this episode from Anne Akiko Meyers' new album, Serenade: The Love Album. Audio production by Todd "Tickle Me Elmo" Hulslander with high-pitched cackles by Dacia Clay and editing by Mark DiClaudio. For more about Anne Akiko Meyers: www.anneakikomeyers.com For more Classroom: www.houstonpublicmedia.org/classroom
American-born Leonard Bernstein became famous all over the world as a composer, a conductor, and a pianist. In addition to writing classical music, composed classic Broadway musicals, including West Side Story.
Known principally for his prodigious output of concertos, Antonio Vivaldi was also a prolific composer of operas, so it’s perhaps no surprise that an engaging and demanding operatic vocal style also permeates Vivaldi’s sacred music. Raymond Bisha introduces both the music and the performers on this fourth volume of Naxos’ survey of Vivaldi’s catalogue of works written for the church. Album details… Catalogue No.: 8.573324
This is Public Domain Classics, a podcast bringing you old-time phonograph recordings of classical music in the public domain. In this episode, we will hear the music of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach. If you have any suggestions or comments regarding our podcast, please send us an email. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 35th season of the Southwest Symphony Orchestra starts off with a frightfully fun time at their annual Halloween Spooktacular concert. In this year’s event, subtitled “Movie Monsters”, the symphony does what they do best - completely engage their audience in having loads of fun, while also immersing them in wonderful live orchestral music. In this year’s concert we will hear: Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back The Chronicles of Narnia Highlights from Wicked Main Theme from Avatar How to Train Your Dragon Theme from E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial March from Superman The Earl King Selections from Phantom of the Opera Also, for this concert, the wonderful St. George Dance Company joins in on 3 of the selections: The Chronicles of Narnia Main Theme from Avatar The Earl King To watch the complete videos of this concert, please see this concert’s title page located at: www.ClassicalMusicDiscoveries.com. You may also view the concert videos at the official website of the Sout ...
This is Public Domain Classics, a podcast bringing you old-time phonograph recordings of classical music in the public domain. In this episode, we will hear the music of Italian composer and cellist Luigi Boccherini. If you have any suggestions or comments regarding our podcast, please send us an email. Our email address is email@example.com.
It's a Menotti two-fer! Lynda McKnight from Houston's Opera in the Heights teaches all about the composer Gian Carlo Menotti and two of his short operas, "The Medium" (not the Patricia Arquette kind), and "The Telephone" (not the Lady Gaga kind). Learn about this versatile 20th century composer and these two drastically different operas. Also, zombies. By the way, Opera in the Heights is staging a "Medium" and "Telephone" double-header through November 7th! For more about them and the show, go to www.operaintheheights.org. Music in this episode: - Gian Carlo Menotti, The Medium. Chicago Opera Theater recording. - Gian Carlo Menotti, The Telephone. BBC Radio Broadcast on YouTube. Audio by Todd "My, My Telephone" Hulslander with psychic readings by Dacia Clay and editing by Mark DiClaudio. For more about Lynda McKnight: www.uh.edu/class/music/faculty-staff/McKnight_L For more Classroom: www.houstonpublicmedia.org/classroom
Works for chamber orchestra by Rebel and La Guerre performed by Les Délices on November 23, 2014. Jean-Fery Rebel: La Fidelle Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre: Le Sommeil d"Ulisse Jean-Fery Rebel: Selections from Ulysse: C'est vous, mon cher Ulysse; Chaconne; Que c'est un plaisir extreme We begin with an instrumental piece: La Fidelle by the composer Jean-Fery Rebel. The title—meaning “faithful one”—has clear connections to the other Rebel work on the program: a vocal selection from Rebel’s opera Ulysse. We’ll hear a pair of arias sung by Penelope at the end of the opera, when she is reunited with her husband Ulysses after his journey has finally brought him safely home. Penelope sings of the extreme pleasure of seeing her long-lost love again. We’ll hear the lovely soprano Clara Rottsalk in the role of Penelope. Between the two Rebel works, we have a piece that is not only about but written by a woman: Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre’s Le Sommeil d’Ulisse, a telling of another part o ...
In this broadcast we are proud to feature a new member of the Classical Music Discoveries’ family - Matteo Antonio Manfredi. Matteo is a self-taught pianist and composer residing in the United Kingdom. His music is superior in quality and highly emotional. We are sure you will agree with us that it is time for Matteo’s music to be heard and enjoyed throughout the world. In this broadcast we will hear several selections by Matteo: A Quiet Place Coffee, Cigarettes and Jazz Come to Me Ready to Fight The Grand Piano Victory We Meet Again What Lies Within Sponsors of this show are: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Dennis Loeffel - Classical Essentials Book-a-Room Other Links: Advertise on Classical Music Discoveries Become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries About our Recording Equipment Websites for Musicians Created by Musicians Grocery and Travel Coupons (save thousands of dollars) Sousa Fundraising Have Your Music Played on Classical Mu ...
What?? Two episodes in one week? That's right. We made you a treat: Go with us on a field trip to the Moores School of Music Organ Recital Hall at the University of Houston where we meet up with Keith "Creepy" Weber and the colossal, two-story Beckerath Organ that lurks in the hall. Learn all about Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor and why it's the soundtrack for all things macabre in this episode, the final installment of our Bachtoberfest series. Music in this episode played by Keith Weber, except for "Toccata Remix" by VioDance (www.viodance.com). Audio production by Todd "All A-Twitter" Hulslander with snargling by Dacia Clay and editing by Mark DiClaudio. Thanks to Matthew Dirst and Melissa Sanson for the information they provided for this episode.
Cellist Matt Haimovitz has grappled with Bach's Cello Suites for decades. He first recorded them in 2000. He's dedicated his new second recording of the Suites to Anna Magdalena, Bach's second wife, who copied Bach's manuscripts. Haimovitz talks about how Anna Magdalena's transcriptions became his spirit guide on a quest to gain a greater understanding of the Gospel of Bach. Music in this episode: - Excerpts from J.S. Bach, The Cello Suites According to Anna Magdalena. Matt Haimovitz. - Excerpts from J.S. Bach, 6 Suites for Cello Solo. Matt Haimovitz. - J.S. Bach, Suite 1. Pablo Casals. - That one sound effect from Law and Order, created by Mike Post. - Philip Glass, Orbit. Matt Haimovitz. Audio production by Todd "Toddtober" Hulslander with smashing of pumpkins by Dacia Clay, and editing by Mark DiClaudio. For more Matt Haimovitz: www.matthaimovitz.com For more Classroom: www.houstonpublicmedia.org/classroom
Pianist and Composer, Jane Leslie, is no stranger to our listeners as they know her from her previous CDs - Southampton Sunset and Dreamsongs. Jane has been honored with several ASCAP Awards for her music. She holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Julliard School and a Doctorate from Manhattan School of Music. Her original music features beautiful melodies in a blend of styles: lyrical ballads, gentle new-age, upbeat pop, soft jazz and an elegant classical touch. Jane’s CDs can be purchased on CD Baby, Amazon and Itunes. To learn more about Jane and her music, please visit her website at - www.JaneLeslieMusic.com In this show, we will feature several tracks from her newest CD - Starlight Reflection We will be pleased to hear: Starlight Reflection Cherished Times Golden Memories Dune Beach Peaceful Dawn Garden in the Rain Sponsors of this show are: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Dennis Loeffel - Classical Essentials Book-a-Room Oth ...