Best Classical podcasts — Archived recordings and live performances (Updated June 2017; image)
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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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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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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, TheSouthwest Symphony Orchestra and Flowers.FM
 
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Classical Performance Podcast
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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
 
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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Classical Classroom
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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. Dacia Clay
 
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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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The Naxos Blog
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Updates from the world’s leading classical music label
 
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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
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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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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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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Mahler’s 3rd and 4th Symphonies together comprise his longest symphony. Separately the 3rd remains his longest symphony and the 4th his shortest symphony. The 3rd symphony is also the longest symphony in the orchestral repertoire which is also the 10th most popular symphony according to the BBC Music Magazine.The 3rd symphony consists of 6 move ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Eric Whitacre: Lux AurumquePaul Nelson: A LullabyEdie Hill: A Sound Like ThisSteven Sametz: We TwoVeljo Tormis: Kolm mul oli Kaunist SonaMaura Bosch: The TurningTimothy C. Takach: Things I Didn't Know I LovedPeteris Vasks: EncounterDaniel Gawthrop: There is Sweet Music HerePurchase now at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p405/While_You_Are ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Kristen Zoetewey from Grand Rapids, Michigan
 
Our show on Mozart's Art of Self-Promotion includes the works:Symphony No. 50, K. 161Exsultate Jubilate, K. 165Soloist: Helen Wexford, sopranoDominique Beaulieu, conductor​CMD Grand Opera Company of VenicePurchase now at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p406/Mozart_-_The_Art_of_Self-Promotion.html…
 
Howard Shore has recorded and composed music for about 80 films, including J.R.R. Tolkien's massive trilogy, 'The Lord of the Rings.' These days, Shore says he's writing more concert music, and he's just released a new recording featuring two of his concertos. In this extended podcast, Shore talks about composing music for the Lord of The Rings ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
With PARALLEL WORLDS, Czech composer Jan Jirásek provides a portal into his intricately textured and resonant choral music. These works are enhanced by Czech children’s choir JITRO, whose singers imbibe Jirásek’s delicate and earnest compositions with authority, maturity, and captivating grace.Purchase now at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/sto ...…
 
Learn about about virtuoso from a virtuosa. Rachel Barton Pine schools us on Paganini.
 
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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 Austrian composer Franz Schubert. 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 podca ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
In our 45th edition of La Musica Chamber Music Hour, we will be pleased to hear:String Trio in B-flat Major by Franz SchubertString Quintet in A Major by Felix MendelssohnPiano Trio in G minor by Smetana Musicians are: Federico Agostini and Cecilia Ziano - violins Hsin-Yun Huang, Bruno Giuranna - violas JeongHyoun Lee, Antonio Meneses - cellos ...…
 
The Water Music that Handel composed may be the most famous classical music associated with water, but there are lots of other composers who wrote watery pieces.
 
Raymond Bisha introduces the latest release in the Naxos Guitar Laureate series. The featured performer is Xavier Jara, winner of the 2016 Guitar Foundation of America Competition, adding to the artist’s ongoing string of successes. The acoustic guitar has an ancestry that can be traced back thousands of years; this recording presents music fro ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Prelude (Before Dawn) - Edie HillSea Fever - Amy BeachBreak, Break, Break - Brian ArreolaSongs of the Sea, Op. 91 - Charles Villiers StanfordJonah's Song - Peter SchickeleShenandoah - arr. Marshall BartholomewLowlands - arr. Alice Parker and Robert ShawMuistse mere laulud - Veljo TormisIncantatio maris aestuosi - Veljo TormisWreck of the Edmund ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is William White from Portland, OR
 
In this broadcast, which we call “Real or Fake,” we explore Mozart’s “Missa Brevis in G Major, K. 140”Although this mass is accepted as genuine, there is no proof this Mass was composed by Mozart.Evidence against this being composed by Mozart are:1. No signature page exists to show who composed this work2. Even though this Mass was composed imm ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
TRIPTYCH REVELATION, composer Sergio Cervetti’s seventh album with Navona, presents works from across four decades of his extensive career. Though a fair bit of time separates these pieces, the album’s three works all feature unique explorations of apocalyptic themes, inspired by themes drawn from the New Testament, nineteenth century French li ...…
 
Think you know Beethoven 5? Think again! Emily Reese schools us all.
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
The Southwest Symphony Orchestra’s final concert of their 2016/2017 Season features Emmy-award winner and Grammy-nominated composer, arranger and performer, Kurt Bestor, who is known for his incredible range of musical genres.This concert was recorded live on May 19, 2017 and is available for purchase at http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p3 ...…
 
As soon as Handel got his first job of court composer to a German prince, he headed for England. Through a bizarre twist of royal succession, that prince ended up becoming king of England. Instead of staying angry at Handel for leaving Germany, King George I asked him to compose music for a huge party he held on barges on the River Thames.…
 
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 Johannes Brahms. 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 podcas ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Linda Chatterton, fluteJohn Jensen, piano1. Copland: Duo for Flute and Piano2. Liebermann: Sonata, Op. 233. Schoenfield: Achat Sha'alti4. Schoenfield: Ufaratsta5. Edie Hill: This Floating World6. Sierra: Sonata No. 1Purchase now at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p399/Diverse_Voices_-_American_Music_for_Flute.html…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Eli Robbins from Peachtree City, GA
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Mozart’s “Lucio Silla” K.135 is an Italian opera in 3 acts composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.The opera was first performed on December 26, 1772 and the success of the opera is widely contested. Many music historians consider the opera to have been a “moderate success, “ however, in letters written by Mozart he considered the opera to be a gre ...…
 
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New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher
 
With the release of his most recent recording, 'Tharaud plays Rachmaninov,' French pianist Alexandre Tharaud invites you into his childhood dream.
 
Looking forward to the Boston Early Music Festival, June 11-18, 2017, we remember three great performances from past festivals. Handel: Fuga in D; and Sweelink: Pavana Lacrimae, with the Flanders Recorder Quartet, (June 14, 2009). J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050, with the Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble, ...…
 
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San Francisco Symphony Podcasts
 
Inspired by a stage performance of Romeo and Juliet starring the same Harriet Smithson who inspired his epic romantic tale Symphonie fantastique, Hector Berlioz set out to compose a totally new kind of orchestra and chorus work: his Romeo et Juliette. In the forward to what he was careful not to call an opera but a “symphonie dramatique,” Berli ...…
 
In The Unanswered Question, Charles Ives tries to find the meaning of life, in a work that was decades ahead of its time.By publicrelations@sfsymphony.org (San Francisco Symphony).
 
Beethoven's first piano concerto took Vienna by storm, and set the stage for even more musical revolutions to come.By publicrelations@sfsymphony.org (San Francisco Symphony).
 
Listen to a podcast of audio program notes about the The Rite of Spring, specially prepared for the San Francisco Symphony’s Stravinsky Festival in June 2013.By publicrelations@sfsymphony.org (San Francisco Symphony).
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
On their Navona debut AGE OF INDULGENCE, early music ensemble Les Délices presents an exquisite compendium of unique and rare instrumental music from the last generation of French Baroque composers. The album’s repertoire shines a spotlight on lesser-known – yet powerfully skilled – composers active in the most important circles of mid- and lat ...…
 
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Violist, composer, and educator Jessica Meyer has a unique story in the classical music world; it starts with a viola, and ends with a viola, but goes a lot of unpredictable places in between. Hear the story of her creative journey from focused specialist to Renaissance woman, and hear some of her incredible music along the way.…
 
1685 was a very good year for German composers. Within the space of a month, two of the greatest were born: Johann Sebastian Bach, and George Frederick Handel. Handel spent most of his career in England, where he wrote and produced both operas and oratorios.
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
The final opera in our Wagner Opera Series, sponsored by Flowers.FMParsifal is an opera in three acts by German composer Richard Wagner. It is loosely based on Parzival by Wolfram von Eschenbach, a 13th-century epic poem of the Arthurian knight Parzival and his quest for the Holy Grail.Wagner first conceived the work in April 1857 but did not f ...…
 
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Explore the Symphony
 
The story of the polarizing Métis leader and Canada’s westward expansion is told in this landmark work. Composed by Harry Somers for our nation’s centennial in 1967, this uniquely Canadian contribution to the opera world is returning on the work’s 50th anniversary, and will help mark the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation. The National ...…
 
Heitor Villa-Lobos is probably the best known of all South American composers. His contribution to Brazilian music—in education, in community projects, in the concert hall—was all-pervasive. Raymond Bisha drops in on Naxos’ ongoing project to record all his symphonies in a new edition that was launched in 2011 by the São Paulo Symphony Orchestr ...…
 
Works for string quartet by Bartók and Webern performed by the Omer Quartet on November 27, 2016. Bartók: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 7 Webern: Six bagatelles for String Quartet, Op. 9 In this podcast, we’ll follow two 20th century composers on their quest for new directions and inspirations, in a musical landscape increasingly reaching beyond tr ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
ICE & FIRE, first released in November 2013 by Navona Records, features six compositions by Stephen Scott for the Bowed Piano Ensemble, including Afternoon of a Fire, written for bowed piano and improvised Native American Flute in memory of a wildfire that occurred in his native Colorado. The album also includes experimental works that interpre ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is David Hempling from San Francisco, CA
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Keeping with Mozart’s youthful and playful side, the quartets were composed using the Circle of Fifths: D – G – C – F - B-flat and E-flat.All six quartets have 3 movements.All performances are performed by members of the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice.Purchase this show now at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p393/Mozart_-_The_6_Milanes ...…
 
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New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher
 
One of the greatest violinists of our time is celebrating her 40th anniversary as a performer. So, what, you might be thinking, surprises Anne-Sophie Mutter the most about this accomplishment? "That there is so my repertoire out there that I haven't started yet!" she says. In this extended podcast, learn more about the new recording, and hear A ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
From Navona Records comes an exciting new CD bundle of five previous releases featuring the piano at its most prepared and extended. WHAT ARE THEY DOING TO THAT PIANO? features composers and artists dedicated to finding the most adventurous and compelling sounds that the piano has to offer. Opening with SONATAS AND INTERLUDES IN A LANDSCAPE, co ...…
 
Who was Felix Mendelssohn (and why should we care)? Conductor Fabien Gabel discusses.
 
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 Georg Philipp Telemann. 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 ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Our tribute to Memorial Day.This is a MUSIC ONLY broadcast with NO commercial interruptions.The Star Spangled BannerHands Across the SeaCivil War MedleyBattle Hymn of the RepublicJohnny Has Gone for a SoldierThis is My CountryHail to the Spirit of LibertyNational Emblem MarchAmerica, My Country 'Tis of TheeA Dirge for Two VeteransThe Ballad of ...…
 
Vivaldi is not the only composer who wrote music about the seasons, or about spring. Many other composers wrote springtime music.
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
In this edition which we call “Symphonic Extravagance” we play for you 3 symphonies which were composed by Mozart when he was 16 years old between 2 tours of Italy by the Mozart family.With the experimental compositions of the 3 previous symphonies now completed, Mozart applies what he has learned to the 3 symphonies in this broadcast. As with ...…
 
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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 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 ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Cayce Wilkinson from Council Bluffs, IA
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Global guitarist and composer Giovanni Piacentini’s talents as a dual-threat musician are on full display on CHIAROSCURO, his debut album. He wrote all these works themed around his instrument of choice, and his playing appears on two pieces – Miniatures, for guitar and chamber ensemble, and a solo guitar performance on the title track. Yet, ev ...…
 
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