Best Classical podcasts we could find (Updated October 2018)
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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 WCRB. From local up-and-comers to world-renowned masters, the Classical Performance podcast is your source for classical, on the go. Find episodes and subscribe in iTunes.
 
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 ...
 
Teaching and Learning the Classical Guitar Online
 
Kelly and Chris talk to you about classical music whilst making you laugh. AND LEARN. www.ThatClassicalPodcast.com
 
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.
 
Lisztonian provides free classical piano music from popular composers and works. All recordings are free to download and enjoy without ads or memberships. Recordings include works from the following composers: Franz Liszt, Johann Sebastian Bach, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Frederic Chopin, Robert Schumann, Moritz Moszkowski, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Aram Khachaturian, Franz Schubert, Gabriel Faure, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Modest Moussorgsky, Edvard Grieg, Claude Debussy, Felix Mendelssohn, Cesar Fran ...
 
Scholé Sisters is the podcast for the classical homeschooling mama who seeks to learn and grow while she’s helping her children learn and grow. Scholé Sisters is a casual conversation about topics that matter to those of us in the trenches of classical homeschooling who yearn for something more than just checking boxes and getting it all done. In each episode, we cover our Scholé RDA {places to go for inspiration and growth}, a topical discussion relying on principles we find in books by peo ...
 
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/
 
LearnOutLoud.com is pleased to presen the Classical Mythology podcast. With this series we will investigate the characters and events that formed bedrock of belief in the ancient western world. Whether you are interested in a certain Divinity or a particular story, this podcast is a must for all students of myth.
 
Houston Public Media classical music librarian, Dacia Clay has a secret: she knows next to nothing about classical music. But she wants to learn! Luckily, she's surrounded by classical music experts every day. In each episode of the Classical Classroom, Dacia's colleagues and some local classical music luminaries take turns giving her classical music "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 ...
 
As part of its Winter and Summer Festivals, Seattle Chamber Music Society presents informal, in-depth discussions with Classical KING FM 98.1 host Dave Beck and Festival musicians. These Classical Conversation Podcast interviews give an inside look at the Chamber Music repertoire performed during the Festivals with world-class performers’ insight. Classical KING FM and Seattle Chamber Music Society, Producers. Bill Levey, Recording Engineer and Technical Production.
 
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Classical Fix
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Clemmie Burton-Hill helps music fans curate their own classical playlists. If you fancy giving classical music a go, start here.
 
Guitarist Bret Williams archives the personalities surrounding the instrument, while struggling himself to continue being a musician.
 
Classical Music Podcasts from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
 
We provide Classical Music for Free. Various composers. J. S. Bach, G. F. Handel, Beethoven, Haydn, Vivaldi, etc. © 2012 Shiloh Worship Music COPY FREELY;This Music is copyrighted to prevent misuse, however,permission is granted for non-commercial copying-Radio play permitted-Www.ShilohWorshipMusic.com
 
Are you a classical homeschool parent? Are you interested in classical homeschooling? Have you ever wondered how to take the big and beautiful ideals and principles of the Christian Classical Tradition and make them a reality each day in your homeschool? Are you interested in digging deeper into those big and beautiful ideals and principles? Then this is the podcast for you! At the Classical Homeschool Podcast, our heart is to take on the work of wrestling through the, sometimes difficult an ...
 
60 minutes of Classical, all commercial free, with no talking DJ between songs. All songs Creative Commons by-nc-sa 1.0 licensed from the record label that isn't evil: magnatune.com
 
For many years now, Afterthoughts has been a sort of intellectual watering hole for all of you classical, Charlotte Mason homeschooling mamas out there – I like to call you Afterthinkers. You are thinking people – idea people – who never let a good book go to waste. You keep yourselves intellectually agile by reading books, often old books, seeking out the best that has been thought and said, and mixing it into your everyday lives of laundry and dishes and dinner and long division. At Aftert ...
 
A series of podcasts from the Guardian on classical music
 
Podcast by ABC Classics
 
Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. We believe there are three keys to a great education: classical, Christian, and Community.
 
A podcast covering the most beautiful and contemporary classical music, electroacoustic music, and darkwave neoclassical.
 
The Great Composers Podcast - a classical music podcast, will explore the history and lives of some of western classical music's most famous composers and musicians. Classical music is filled with some very colorful personalities and riddled with drama of all kinds ranging from political intrigue to failed romances and everything in between. Through the course of the show, we will discuss composers and musicians from the distant past all the way to the present, beginning with the greatest, J ...
 
A.J., Graeme, and Thomas discuss everything having to do with the classical world. Our aim is to help both educators and laypeople enjoy the classical world as much as they enjoy fine ales and good tales.
 
There's a rumor going around that classical music is hoity toity. At Classical Classroom, we beg to differ. Come learn with classical music newbie Dacia Clay and the music experts she invites into the Classical Classroom.
 
Begin your classical adventure! In 10 minutes or less, you'll discover new (or new to you) classical music with lots of trivia along the way. Join us online at www.salon97.org!
 
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A monthly podcast dedicated to the best of independent classical musicians, composers, and labels from around the world.
 
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.
 
“Sarah’s Music - Contemporary Classical” is DW’s program dedicated to the rich diversity of classical music. In each edition of the weekly program, broadcast in English and German, presenter Sarah Willis presents concert highlights, goes behind the scenes at top events and gets up close and personal with her star guests and their instruments.
 
Hear interviews, performances and exclusive tracks from the world’s finest classical musicians and performers, Barbican resident orchestras and our international associates in Barbican Classical Music podcasts.
 
Host Julie Amacher provides an in-depth exploration of a new classical music release each week.
 
This classical music podcast showcases the independent artists and record labels associated with DCD Records. Each program features a mix of familiar and obscure works, but with a common thread; the artists and the labels are presenting music they're passionate about.
 
focus & truth for the classical homeschool mom who wants rest, joy, and true education
 
Need Musical Motivation? Classical Minutes is your solution to finding happiness in music, to getting the most out of the hours you spend practicing and listening to music. Reduce your stress and get inspired! Master the skills you need to lead a balanced life with music and enjoy more success. Concert Pianist and Professor Yael Weiss hosts Classical Minutes to bring you unique insights, with a to-the-point approach that keeps you focused on growing each day. Give it a daily listen and see h ...
 
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Crushing Classical
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Crushing Classical podcast is an ongoing series of provocative interviews with musicians who are pioneering a new path in the classical music genre. I dig into musician's lives who have made an often risky move towards forging a unique path and creating a different kind of music career for themselves. This is particularly challenging in a field where the conventional approach is seeking employment in an orchestra. Join me and learn how others are redefining a thriving classical music career.
 
Nationally-recognized NPR Morning Edition music commentator Miles Hoffman (and NSO alumn) takes us on a tour through classical music in the United States from the 1720s to today. In this 3-part series, follow the development and impact of classical music in the United States from its humble beginnings in the new colonies through its role in concert halls and Hollywood in the 20th century, to discover how this European tradition helped shape, and in turn was shaped by, American culture, compo ...
 
Featured recordings selected and reviewed by the classical music staff at WFIU Public Media from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
 
A podcast with audio & video lectures by George Vithoulkas on Classical Homeopathy
 
Minimalist Classical Music Podcast plays continuous music mixes with nothing but the best contemporary classical, minimalist music, and ambient modern classical music.
 
This podcast aims to explore classical music through entertaining discussions about composers, musical works and various readings. Please visit www.unexaminedpartial.com
 
A monthly podcast, Contempora is aimed at composers, performers and enthusiasts of contemporary classical music. Each episode features the music of a different living composer and an interview with them about their music.
 
These podcasts are from a Christian radio program in Melbourne Australia. The program is called "Songs of Hope" and the radio station is Southern FM 88.3
 
A behind-the-scenes glimpse into the arts, meeting those performers changing the landscape of classical music as we know it. Join violinist Rachel Rowntree as she explores today’s most imaginative and creative performances.
 
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Thanks for joining us on a Cultivating Classical Parents podcast or webinar! Enjoy this wonderful episode as our team discusses the resource for Challenge B, Tanglewood Tales "Pomegranate Seeds." We thought you might enjoy this specially curated collection of products AND this bonus offer. Just for our listeners and viewers! Save $5.00 off your ...…
 
Thanks for joining us on a Cultivating Classical Parents podcast or webinar! Enjoy this wonderful episode as our team discusses Leigh Bortins' book The Core. In this episode, the focus will be on Chapter 3. Just for our listeners and viewers! Save $5.00 off your total order when you use the offer code CCP2018 at checkout.* Finally, be sure to s ...…
 
Thanks for joining us on a Cultivating Classical Parents podcast or webinar! Enjoy this wonderful episode as our team discusses the resource for Challenge B, Tanglewood Tales "Circe's Palace." We thought you might enjoy this specially curated collection of products AND this bonus offer. Just for our listeners and viewers! Save $5.00 off your to ...…
 
In this episode, Mystie and Brandy talk with Martin Cothran from Memoria Press. Martin is known for (among other things) his knowledge of forgotten classics – really good books almost no one remembers. It was our pleasure to discuss with Martin the nature of these books and how to find them. *** Click here to get the show notes for today's epis ...…
 
People are often fascinated when I tell them what I do for a living. Sometimes they do a little imitation of a band director they had back in school, or talk about a great conductor they saw, or once in a while, they ask me what train company I work for. But when it comes down to it, I always seem to get some kind of variation on the same theme ...…
 
People are often fascinated when I tell them what I do for a living. Sometimes they do a little imitation of a band director they had back in school, or talk about a great conductor they saw, or once in a while, they ask me what train company I work for. But when it comes down to it, I always seem to get some kind of variation on the same theme ...…
 
What you'll hear: How to use artist residencies to travel and explore the world while exploring your own creativity How this duo created a remote lifestyle as a musical duo - saving money on rent, seeing the world and building a career all at once The motivation behind Chris and Nicoletta’s choice to opt for a non-traditional career… and the ke ...…
 
PIANO WORKS OF KENNETH KUHNKenneth KuhnChiharu Naruse, piano Composer and pianist Kenneth Kuhn, after finding the music he wanted to hear did not exist, strove to bring his own musical visions to life. The result, PIANO WORKS OF KENNETH KUHN, is a cathartic journey through the memories and imagination of the composer. Romantic in quality, thema ...…
 
Thanks for joining us on a Cultivating Classical Parents podcast or webinar! Enjoy this wonderful episode as our team discusses Leigh Bortins' book The Core. In this episode, the focus will be on Chapter 2. Just for our listeners and viewers! Save $5.00 off your total order when you use the offer code CCP2018 at checkout.* Finally, be sure to s ...…
 
In the last play of the Theban cycle, Antigone, a bunch of folks die because of one already dead dude. Also, we discuss law.
 
Sean Rice talks with NACO Principal Pops conductor Jack Everly about his perspectives on music and upcoming NAC Orchestra Pops concerts. Find out some interesting details about Maestro Everly’s career path (“one thing leads to the next”) and discover some of the wonderful artists with whom he’s had the pleasure to work.…
 
Hold on to your hats, people: This episode with multi-Grammy Award winning classical guitarist Sharon Isbin covers a lot. Because how often do you get to talk to Sharon Isbin?? Learn about everything from the David Lynch Foundation and Transcendental Meditation, to Spanish art song, to astronauts, and how Isbin got started playing guitar at the ...…
 
PARMA Recordings presents LEGENDS & LIGHT, a compilation album featuring works by composers Hans Bakker, Jan Järvlepp, Clive Muncaster, and Shirley Mier. Each has a different, unique story to tell, and the narratives are brought to life by the orchestra and string ensemble. Hans Bakker showcases his Canzona III: Hidden in Her Light in ternary f ...…
 
This week we take a trip to Italy, exploring Mendelssohn's most popular symphony. We discuss Mendelssohn's love of nature, and the remarkable independence and variety that Mendelssohn achieves within a tightly knit German Romantic era symphony. This symphony is like flipping through a photo album of Mendelssohn's Grand Tour of Italy, so we expl ...…
 
This week we take a trip to Italy, exploring Mendelssohn's most popular symphony. We discuss Mendelssohn's love of nature, and the remarkable independence and variety that Mendelssohn achieves within a tightly knit German Romantic era symphony. This symphony is like flipping through a photo album of Mendelssohn's Grand Tour of Italy, so we expl ...…
 
Featuring music by Mozart, Bridges and Brahms.For more information about La Musica International Chamber Music Festival, please visit:http://www.lamusicafestival.org
 
Carmen is an opera in four acts by French composer Georges Bizet. The libretto was written by Henri Meilhacand Ludovic Halévy, based on a novella of the same title by Prosper Mérimée. The opera was first performed by the Opéra-Comique in Paris on 3 March 1875, where its breaking of conventions shocked and scandalized its first audiences.Kathryn ...…
 
Part 3 of our conversation with pianist Inon Barnatan speaks about the excitement and the challenges of becoming an Artistic Director for a music festival. We hear a recording of Thomas Ades work "Darknesse Visible," and discuss the intricacies of choosing pieces for concert programs.
 
Frankenstein is a warning against ambition. And science. Mostly science. Also, Satan is in there somewhere.
 
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The Magic Flute, K. 620, is an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. The work is in the form of a Singspiel, a popular form that included both singing and spoken dialogue. The work was premiered on 30 September 1791 at Schikaneder's theatre, the Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, just ...…
 
Composer Jono Hill was given a unique task: to compose the score for a film about a classical musician. The movie As Far as the Eye Can See (directed by David Franklin and written by Paden Fallis) follows Jack Ridge, a now 40-year-old former Van Cliburn Competition winner who is more or less hiding out on his family's land in Texas. In this epi ...…
 
Madama Butterfly is an opera in three acts (originally two) by Giacomo Puccini, with an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa.It is based on the short story "Madame Butterfly" (1898) by John Luther Long, which in turn was based on stories told to Long by his sister Jennie Correll and on the semi-autobiographical 1887 French nove ...…
 
In this episode of The Classical Guitar Corner Podcast, Simon interviews the world-renowned Beijing Guitar Duo, consisting of Yameng Wang and Meng Su. They talk about education and how these phenomenal young guitarists reached the level of playing and musicianship they have, as well as teaching and recording. This is an excellent conversation a ...…
 
In MY SYMPHONIC POEMS, the two-disc album that is Mark John McEncroe’s fourth recording overall for Navona Records, the Australian composer explores worlds both internal and external. On each of the album’s ten tracks, McEncroe has crafted a musical painting, a work of art that describes, as it were, his reflections on the subject alluded to in ...…
 
Thanks for joining us on a Cultivating Classical Parents podcast or webinar! Enjoy this wonderful episode as our team discusses Leigh Bortins' book The Core. In this episode, the focus will be on Chapter 1. Just for our listeners and viewers! Save $5.00 off your total order when you use the offer code CCP2018 at checkout.* Finally, be sure to s ...…
 
Thanks for joining us on a Cultivating Classical Parents podcast or webinar! Enjoy this wonderful episode as our team discusses the resource for Challenge B, Tanglewood Tales "Dragon Teeth." We thought you might enjoy this specially curated collection of products AND this bonus offer. Just for our listeners and viewers! Save $5.00 off your tota ...…
 
This week we continue our series of exploring each period of Western classical music in 60 minutes with a look at Renaissance Music! We'll talk about polyphony, the Protestant Reformation, Gesualdo, the printing press, music suddenly acquiring a national identity, the development of instruments including the infamous sackbut, and much more. The ...…
 
This week we continue our series of exploring each period of Western classical music in 60 minutes with a look at Renaissance Music! We'll talk about polyphony, the Protestant Reformation, Gesualdo, the printing press, music suddenly acquiring a national identity, the development of instruments including the infamous sackbut, and much more. The ...…
 
La bohème is an opera in four acts, composed by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger. The world premiere of La bohème was in Turin on 1 February 1896 at the Teatro Regio, conducted by the 28-year-old Arturo Toscanini; its U.S. premiere took place the fol ...…
 
What you'll hear: “Branding” and “Marketing” and what that all MEANS ANYWAY Why branding matters even to the Joe Schmoe Average Classical Musician. Hear a *real life* example of a musician and the platform they built using social media What building your online presence *actually* is - it’s pretty old school actually… The unfortunate truth abou ...…
 
Turandot is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini, completed by Franco Alfano, and set to a libretto in Italian by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni.Though Puccini's first interest in the subject was based on his reading of Friedrich Schiller's 1801 adaptation of the play, his work is most nearly based on the earlier text Turandot (1762) by ...…
 
Michelangelo painted some pretty sweet things on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, but the wall is probably cooler still.
 
Sean Rice, NAC Orchestra’s 2nd clarinetist, and NAC Music Director Alexander Shelley complete their three-episode series on Beethoven’s nine symphonies for the 2018 Beethoven Focus Festival. The seventh symphony’s funeral march starts off the conversation. The 1813 premiere of the work featured an encore of the funeral march. What made it so si ...…
 
Aida is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni. Set in Egypt, it was commissioned by and first performed at Cairo's Khedivial Opera House on 24 December 1871; Giovanni Bottesini conducted after Verdi himself withdrew. Today the work holds a central place in the operatic canon, receiving performance ...…
 
Pianist Angela Draghicescu never meant to become a classical music investigator. But a simple desire to play good music led her to an unavoidable conclusion: some very important composers were grossly underrepresented in classical music repertoire. But...why?, she wondered. Authorities seemed stumped and inquiries into the whereabouts of these ...…
 
In Ep. 23 we welcome another very special guest, Judith Chernaik, author of the book “Schumann: the Faces and the Masks”.She and I had an in-depth discussion about her book, a brilliant telling of the tragic and beautiful story that is the life of Robert Schumann. Be sure to pick up her book wherever books are sold and at the link below! It is ...…
 
La traviata (The Fallen Woman) is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. It is based on La Dame aux Camélias (1852), a play adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas fils. The opera was originally titled Violetta, after the main character. It was first performed on 6 March 1853 at the La Fe ...…
 
Sarah Willis visits the iconic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles at the invitation of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and their star conductor Gustavo Dudamel.
 
With QUADRANTS, Navona Records shines a spotlight on the modern string quartet — melding old with new, combining traditional forms with contemporary influences, and presenting expressive, emotional works that both make and break the mold. QUADRANTS Vol 2, performed by Boston’s acclaimed Pedroia String Quartet, features compositions by Paul Oste ...…
 
Our "Music to Deliver Newspapers By" has been one of our most popular shows now, for over 2 years.So, we thought we would do another edition."Classical Newspapers" contains 5 hours of classical music that has been requested to be played by our Happy Listeners.Happy Newspaper Delivery!Note: the show contains 63 tracks. Download all 100 tracks an ...…
 
This week we explore one of the great works of the 20th century, Copland's ballet Appalachian Spring. This is a piece that practically invented the Americana style. We'll take apart the Suite that Copland extracted from the complete ballet, looking at the differences between the 13 instrument and the orchestral version of the piece. We'll also ...…
 
This week we explore one of the great works of the 20th century, Copland's ballet Appalachian Spring. This is a piece that practically invented the Americana style. We'll take apart the Suite that Copland extracted from the complete ballet, looking at the differences between the 13 instrument and the orchestral version of the piece. We'll also ...…
 
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