Best Classical podcasts — Archived recordings and live performances (Updated September 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 in Sarasota Florida
 
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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
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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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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.
 
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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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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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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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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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That Classical Podcast
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Kelly and Chris talk to you about classical music whilst making you laugh. AND LEARN. Subscribe to us on iTunes at http://apple.co/1RmUY7L OR catch us on Instagram @thatclassicalinsta OR Twitter @thatclassical We will definitely provide you with some top notch social media entertainment. We promise it won't just be jokes about Mozart. N.B. we can make no promises it won't just be jokes about Mozart.
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Navona Records is proud to present TOMORROW’S AIR, a collection of contemporary music for large ensemble, written by composers in a variety of styles and genres. Listeners will recognize several names as PARMA regulars, including Daniel Perttu, Hans Bakker, and Paul Osterfield.Purchase now at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p454/Tomorrow% ...…
 
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Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast
 
Join conductor and host Joshua Weilerstein as he welcomes the legendary cellist and humanitarian Yo-Yo Ma for a full-length interview! In the interview, we discuss what it means to be a musical citizen, how to create change through music, why Yo-Yo went down this path, how he discovered so many different styles of music, and much much more. I r ...…
 
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This week's contestant is Jean Bostrum from Zimmerman, MN
 
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NACOcast: Classical music podcast with Sean Rice
 
Principal Bassist, Joel Quarrington, joins us to talk about his brand new solo album, Schubert: An die Musik, that he recorded with Canadian pianist, David Jalbert. We discuss his love of the music that he recorded and his album release at this year's Double Bass Convention in Ithaca, NY.By nacpodcasts@gmail.com.
 
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Siegfried, WWV 86C, is the third of the four music dramas that constitute Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), by Richard Wagner. It premiered at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus on 16 August 1876, as part of the first complete performance of The Ring cycle.Complete operaCMD German Opera Company of BerlinDominique Beaulieu, conductorPu ...…
 
"There's a wonderful term in French when they say a premiere of a piece, they say creation. They say it was created, you know, on such-and-such day. And I think that's relevant for every time the piece is played - you're creating it. And I think the fact that it's not the same every time is what makes it so exciting."On his new recording, 'Impr ...…
 
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March in D, K. 237Serenade in D, K. 203Young 18-year-old Mozart tries, for the final time, to get in the graces of Archbishop Colloredo by composing Serenade in D, K. 203. 3 of the movements would feature the Archbishop as the violin soloist.Performed by the CMD Philharmonic of ParisConducted by Dominique BeaulieuDiana Semenova, violinHelen Cha ...…
 
Witold Lutosławski was one of the great cultural figures of 20th century Poland, and his Concerto for Orchestra– based on a simple folk tune –was one of his first great successes; perhaps because his personal history mirrored that of his native land.By publicrelations@sfsymphony.org (San Francisco Symphony).
 
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San Francisco Symphony Podcasts
 
Leos Janáček based his rhapsody Taras Bulba on one of the most brutal and unpleasant fictional characters ever created. But as a political symbol, it inspired him to write some of his most powerful music.By publicrelations@sfsymphony.org (San Francisco Symphony).
 
A man spots a woman across the room at a party and falls instantly in love with her. In a fit of despair over his unrequited love, he poisons himself and fantastic dreams and visions result. This is the story, inspired by his own love for the actress Harriet Smithson, that Hector Berlioz portrays in his Symphonie fantastique, premiered in 1830. ...…
 
Shostakovich's 10th Symphony is a vivid depiction of a life of not-so-quiet desperation in the old Soviet Union. It is as powerful a portrait of terror as has ever been composed.By publicrelations@sfsymphony.org (San Francisco Symphony).
 
Following the relative unpopularity of his Piano Concerto No. 1, Bela Bartók returned to his roots for the composition of his next piano concerto, which he called an “antithesis” to the first. This second concerto takes more of a classical form, with a sonata structure and a simpler treatment of the themes. Bartók was well-versed in this kind o ...…
 
Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story received its first Broadway performances in 1957. The musical tells the story of an impossible romance between two star-crossed lovers, Tony and Maria, the Romeo and Juliet of 1950s New York City.By publicrelations@sfsymphony.org (San Francisco Symphony).
 
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Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), WWV 86B, is a music drama in three acts by Richard Wagner with a German libretto by the composer. It is the second of the four works that form Wagner's cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung).The story of Die Walküre is based on the Norse mythology told in the Volsunga Saga and the Poetic Edda. In No ...…
 
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Das Rheingold, WWV 86A, is the first of the four music dramas that constitute Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, or in English, 'The Ring of the Nibelung'.Das Rheingold premiered at the National Theatre Munich on 22 September 1869, with August Kindermann in the role of Wotan, Heinrich Vogl as Loge, and Karl Fischer as Alberich. Wagner wa ...…
 
In the 18th century, Janissary music became all the rage in Europe. Janissaries were the men who guarded the sultan of Turkey. They had wonderful bands that included instruments that sounded very exotic to European ears: cymbals, triangles and bass drums. When Janissary music caught on in Europe, many composers, including Mozart, Haydn, and Bee ...…
 
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 Joseph Haydn. 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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Composer Mason Bates brings Steve Jobs life story to the stage in Santa Fe Opera’s production of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs. The opera combines expressive electronics with electric guitar, Bates’ signature rich orchestration and sleek lighting design for a truly modern experience. The post The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs appeared first on 98 ...…
 
Sister Carrie, an opera by American composer Robert Aldridge, was first performed in 2012. Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie, the novel on which the opera was based, was written in 1900. It was one of the first American novels about social status which, for women around the turn of the 20th century, depended almost entirely on Read More ...…
 
Rimsky-Korsakov's best known work. An excellent example of outstanding orchestration and melody. This work is a MUST for every classical music library.Purchase now at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p451/Rimsky-Korsakov%3A_Scheherazade.html
 
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A rebroadcast from Season 12.Pirates, intrigue and a harem for good measure. This rarely performed masterpiece is a must for any true fan of Giuseppe Verdi.Performed by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice.Recorded by Classical Music Discoveries.Purchase now at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p450/Verdi%3A_Il_Corsaro.html…
 
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Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast
 
Join conductor and host Joshua Weilerstein as we dive into one of the most famous pieces of music ever written, Mozart's dramatic and stormy 40th symphony in G minor. Mozart 40 is not just a ringtone! It's a powerful, urgent, and dramatic work, but we know very little about why Mozart wrote it or what it means. We explore all of that and of cou ...…
 
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This week's contestant is Alan Fletcher from Aspen, CO
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Lohengrin, WWV 75, is a Romantic opera in three acts composed and written by Richard Wagner, first performed in 1850. The story of the eponymous character is taken from medieval German romance, notably the Parzival of Wolfram von Eschenbach and its sequel, Lohengrin, written by a different author, itself inspired by the epic of Garin le Loherai ...…
 
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It all began with Beethoven. When that symphony cycle was complete, Finnish conductor Osmo Vanska forged a new cycle of critically acclaimed Sibelius Symphonies. The second recording in that series earned Osmo Vanska and the Minnesota Orchestra a Grammy Award in 2014 for Best Orchestral Performance. Music Director Osmo Vanska says these two ear ...…
 
Fantastic Symphony: An Episode in the Life of an Artist, Opus 14, is one of the landmark programmed works of the early Romantic era.Leonard Bernstein described the symphony as the first musical expedition into psychedelic drugs because of its hallucinatory and dream-like nature. Also the symphony suggests that Hector Berlioz composed at least a ...…
 
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Since parts of our fair city of Houston and basically the entire state of Florida look an awful lot like the ocean right now, we thought it would be a good time to revisit this Classroom episode about John Luther Adams' Become Ocean, a powerful piece about the many personalities of water and the ocean. Big, big love to our fellow Houstonians wh ...…
 
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FLEETING REALMS is an inviting compilation of chamber music featuring six composers. Though the album obviously mixes different compositional voices, the different pieces share many characteristics. FLEETING REALMS is defined by a pervasive uplifting quality. Many of the album’s works feature driving rhythms and a joyfully relaxed sensibility. ...…
 
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A new composition by Ace Patterson.If you like this piece, please help support this young composer by purchasing this track on Amazon for only 99 cents.https://www.amazon.com/Candlelight-Ultimate/dp/B075774GN3/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1504992026&sr=8-1&keywords=candlelight+ultimate
 
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Tannhäuser (full title Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg - Tannhäuser and the Minstrel's Contest at the Wartburg) is an 1845 opera in three acts, music and text by Richard Wagner, based on two German legends; Tannhäuser, the legendary medieval German Minnesänger and poet, and the tale of the Wartburg Song Contest. The story centers on ...…
 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote his first opera when he was twelve, and opera continued to fascinate him throughout his life. Mozart had such genius for combining music and theater that he took opera to a whole new level. No other composer from Mozart's day still has so many operas performed all over the world.…
 
Pulitzer Prize winning composer, Bernard Rands shares his thoughts on his catalogue of over a hundred published works and recordings with Seth. From his 1963 premiere at Darmstadt to 1986 Kennedy Center Friedheim Award winning orchestral suites Le Tambourin, to his 2011 Chicago Symphony Orchestra commission, Danza Petrificada and beyond. The po ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Welcome to Classical Music Discoveries' Season 14! Our show is made possible by our sponsor - La Musica International Chamber Music Festival in Sarasota Florida. Without our sponsor, advertisers and listeners like you, our show would not be possible. We are proud to be the number one classical music broadcaster in the world and we also produce ...…
 
Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20 Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Sea Hawk (complete restored version) Joana Filipe Martinez - Producer and Conductor CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Spain Orchestra Purchase HERE
 
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The World's Most Difficult Piano Concertos, Vol. 2Bela Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 1Joana Filipe Martinez, solo piano and producerDominique Beaulieu, conductorCMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Orchestra
 
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Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast
 
Season 2 of Sticky Notes is here! For episode one, I just have one question for you: Have you ever thought, "I like classical music, I just don't know much about it!" Well if that sounds like you, this is the episode for you. I'm answering 21 questions about classical music, from "What is Classical Music?" to "Why does some classical music soun ...…
 
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This weeks's contestant is Brandon Baxter of Hastings, NE
 
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The Flying Dutchman (German: Der fliegende Holländer), WWV 63, is a German-language opera, with libretto and music by Richard Wagner.Wagner claimed in his 1870 autobiography Mein Leben that he had been inspired to write the opera following a stormy sea crossing he made from Riga to London in July and August 1839. In his 1843 Autobiographic Sket ...…
 
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The Montana arts center and music venue, Tippet Rise, has released an album of highlights from its music festival's inaugural season. Christopher O'Riley, pianist and the festival's artistic director, talks about a new album of musical highlights from the festival.
 
Dixit Dominus and Magnificat, K. 193 Missa brevis in D, K. 194 CMD Chorus and Philharmonic of Paris Conducted by Dominique Beaulieu Purchase now at ClassicalRecordings.co
 
Composer Douglas Bielmeier’s BETTY AND THE SENSORY WORLD is an enveloping musical work that soothingly twists time into a languid river of sound. Along these lines, BETTY AND THE SENSORY WORLD unfolds as one massive work that, though it may be marked in seven constituent sections, flows with very little delineation from one movement to another. ...…
 
WHO IS GARY WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT WHERE AM I? All will be revealed in this bombastic episode of That Classical Podcast, in which we talk poetry, peace pipes, epic corn, weird friends who tell you to get on a boat and leave them alone and, of course, Johnny Depp. Enjoy! Music Featured in this Episode: "Hiawatha / Hiawatha's Wedding Feast: A ...…
 
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The opera is set in Rome and is based on the life of Cola di Rienzi (1313–1354), a late medieval Italian populist figure who succeeds in outwitting and then defeating the nobles and their followers and in raising the power of the people. Magnanimous at first, he is forced by events to crush the nobles' rebellion against the people's power, but ...…
 
When Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart sat down at the keyboard at the age of three, it was clear to his father Leopold that he had a genius on his hands. From the first pieces he composed as a five-year-old, to the Requiem he was working on when he died, right before his 35th birthday, Mozart wrote an astonishing amount of beautiful music.…
 
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Relevant Tones | WFMT
 
Over the years pop artists have been making the transition from guitar slaying Hair Rock to classical composers. Seth and Q2 Music’s Phil Kline feature musicians like Kip Winger, Billy Joel, Jonny Greenwood and Roger Waters. Why are they making the transition and does it work? The post Soundward: Time Travel appeared first on 98.7WFMT.…
 
Raymond Bisha introduces Boris Giltburg’s latest album of music by Sergei Rachmaninov that features the Études-tableaux Op. 33 and his ever-popular Piano Concerto No. 2. The latter charts a dramatic course: from the passion, darkness and pain of the first movement, through the dreamy idyll of the second, to the unequivocal victory of the finale ...…
 
Works by Mozart performed by Charlie Albright on February 14, 2016. Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: 12 Variations on “Ah vous dirai-je, Maman” Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: 9 Variations on a Minuet by Duport, K. 575 Many of us think of “improvisation” as a modern concept, usually linked to jazz. But throughout the centuries, so-called “classical” keyboar ...…
 
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Aus Italien (From Italy), Op. 16, is a tone poem for full orchestra composed by Richard Strauss in 1886 when he was 22 years old. It was inspired by the composer's visit to Italy (encouraged by Johannes Brahms) in the summer of the same year, where he travelled to Rome, Bologna, Naples, Sorrento, Salerno, and Capri. He began to sketch the work ...…
 
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