Best Classical podcasts — Archived recordings and live performances (Updated January 2018; image)
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
A Classical music quiz podcast: Test your ears as Bruce Adolphe takes a popular tune and transforms it into something that sounds like it was composed by one of the greats.
 
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New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher
 
Host Julie Amacher provides an in-depth exploration of a new classical music release each week.
 
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NACOcast: Classical music podcast with Sean Rice
 
Join host Sean Rice (Second Clarinet, NAC Orchestra) as he explores the world of classical music and its great composers. In this series of audio programmes you can look forward to hearing insightful commentary about upcoming NAC Orchestra programmes as well as musical excerpts and interviews with NACO musicians and guest artists.
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
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Proudly Sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival in Sarasota Florida
 
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Classical Performance Podcast
 
The Classical Performance podcast features the very best live classical performances, recorded by WGBH and broadcast on WCRB. From local up-and-comers to world-renowned masters, the Classical Performance podcast is your source for classical music, on the go.
 
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Classical Podcasts » Podcast Feed
 
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 - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
 
Classical Music Podcasts from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
 
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Classical 101 Podcasts
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Classical 101 is the only classical music station in Central Ohio. The Classical 101 hosts provide insight into classical music news from Columbus and around the world.
 
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Explore the Symphony
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A classical music podcast. Join the National Arts Centre Orchestra's Marjolaine Fournier and one Canada's foremost music journalists, Jean-Jacques van Vlasselaer, as they explore the symphonic form from Haydn to Shostakovich.
 
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Classics For Kids
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Introduce children to classical music in a fun and entertaining way.
 
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That Classical Podcast
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Kelly and Chris talk to you about classical music whilst making you laugh. AND LEARN. www.ThatClassicalPodcast.com
 
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On the Music
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Discover the world of the orchestra with the Houston Symphony's On the Music. In each episode, hosts Carlos Botero and Aurelie Desmarais explore a masterpiece of the orchestral repertoire. Combining musical insights with fascinating stories, On the Music will appeal to both longtime fans and newcomers to the world of symphonic music.For credits and more information, visit www.houstonsymphony.org/onthemusic.
 
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Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast
 
Sticky Notes is a classical music podcast for everyone. Whether you are a beginner just looking to get into classical music but don't know where to start, or a seasoned musician interested in the lives and ideas of your fellow artists, this podcast is for you. The show will feature interviews with the top artists of today, in-depth looks at specific pieces from the repertoire, and deep dives into each era of classical music, plus much more.
 
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Modern Classical Music Podcast
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We compile hour long mixes of pure contemporary classical, and modern classical music with zero talking and zero ads.Listen anytime at:http://www.sadclassicalmusic.com/
 
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Relevant Tones | WFMT
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With composers from nearly every country in the world creating music in diverse styles, there has simply never been a more exciting time for classical music. Relevant Tones creator and host Seth Boustead dives into this treasure trove of music accompanied by first-person interview, In the Field segments that him to festivals and concert halls around the world, with stellar performances by talented ensembles and soloists.
 
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Franz Schubert wrote his Marche Militaire for piano four hands -- two people playing the same instrument. Here are some more pieces for piano four hands.
 
Ralph van Raat performs fiendishly difficult transcriptions for solo piano of two of the most important orchestral works of the early 20th century: Debussy’s symphonic sketches La mer, and Stravinsky’s score for the ballet The Rite of Spring. Raymond Bisha guides us through the transformation of these works from orchestral complexity to pianist ...…
 
Piano Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major, K. 238Serenade No. 6 for Orchestra in D major K. 239Dominique Beaulieu - conductor and pianistCMD Philharmonic of Paris in OrleanPurchase now at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p534/Mozart%3A_Serenade_No._6_for_Orchestra_in_D_major_K._239_and_Piano_Concerto_No._6_in_B-flat_major%2C_K._238.html…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Gustav Mahler's last completed symphony and his most emotional work.CMD German Opera Company of Berlin OrchestraConducted by Kenneth HedgecockPurchase now at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p533/Mahler%3A_Symphony_No._9_in_D_Major.html
 
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Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast
 
In advance of my appearance with the New York Philharmonic this week, conducting an almost all-Ravel program, the premiere of Season 3 of Sticky Notes is devoted to the music of the French master, Maurice Ravel. We're talking about 4 of his greatest pieces - Bolero, Valses Nobles et Sentimentales, Tombeau de Couperin, and his Piano Concerto for ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Eric Ebbenga from New York City, NY
 
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New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher
 
What's ingrained in the musicians of the Danish String Quartet? Nordic folk music.
 
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THREE ORCHESTRAL WORKS BY DWIGHT BECKHAM, SR. marks a tremendous sample of American composer Dwight Beckham’s lyrical style and command of the orchestra. Based in Kansas, Beckham is part of an important generation of composers who, in the latter half of the twentieth century, persisted in their pursuit of a classically Romantic aesthetic. To th ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Scott Joplin's 2nd and final opera.This landmark first ever recording of this opera will surprise you!Listed as a "ragtime opera" this description couldn't be further from the truth. This is more in line with a Gilbert and Sullivan production and includes an excellent morality story and also some "pre-blues" numbers.Performed by the Houston Gra ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Riccardo Chailly makes his debut recording with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra with the first ever recording of Stravinsky’s ‘Chant Funèbre’ (Funeral Song), a piece everyone believed lost forever.Purchase now at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p530/Stravinsky%3A_Funeral_Chant%2C_Fireworks%2C_The_Faun_and_the_Sherpherdess%2C_The_Rite_of_Sp ...…
 
Songs in classical music are usually called "art songs." In German, art songs are called Lieder. Franz Schubert was a master of writing Lieder. Each of his songs combines poetry and music, voice and accompaniment, to make a complete musical short story.
 
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Relevant Tones | WFMT
 
Three-time Grammy winning super group Eighth Blackbird unveils their newest creative project: “to inspire the next generation of performers and composers to share in the ensemble’s vision: to champion a distinctive, dynamic and engaging performance aesthetic.” We’ll talk to the birds and this year’s participants and bring you into the creative ...…
 
Joana has played the rags of Scott Joplin since she was 5 years old and has the complete library of Scott Joplin Rags committed to memory.This broadcast features 10 rags from her new CMD release:The Complete Rags of Scott JoplinPurchase now, for only $2.99, at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p529/The_Complete_Rags_of_Scott_Joplin.html…
 
This is Public Domain Classics, a podcast bringing you timeless classical music from the public domain. In this episode, we will hear the music of German composer Ludwig van Beethoven. If you have any suggestions or comments regarding our podcast, please send us an email. Our email address is comments@publicdomainclassics.org. Also, visit our p ...…
 
Conductor JoAnn Falletta discusses the Buffalo Philharmonic’s latest recording of Hungarian music with broadcaster Peter Hall. Zoltán Kodály wrote major orchestral scores that were deeply enriched by his researches into Hungarian folk music, not least the heritage of gypsy music. The recording’s programme comprises Dances of Galánta and Dances ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
The Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms, are a set of 21 lively dance tunes based mostly on Hungarian themes, completed in 1869.​They vary from about a minute to five minutes in length. They are among Brahms's most popular works, and were certainly the most profitable for him. Each dance has been arranged for a wide variety of instruments and e ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, K. 478Rossini: Sonata a quattro No. 5 in E-flatSchoenberg: Transfigured Night, Op. 4For more information on La Musica International Chamber Music Festival, please visit their website at:http://www.LaMusicaFestival.org
 
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Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast
 
Season 3 begins next week on Sticky Notes, but for now, revisit a classic from Season 1 - a deep dive into Rachmaninoff's last work and his greatest orchestral masterpiece, the Symphonic Dances. This piece is a culmination of all of Rachmaninoff's genius, and is a testament to his orchestration, melodic gift, and ability to combine the sacred a ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Shawn Hampton from Round Rock, TX
 
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New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher
 
Anne Akiko Meyers is back with her 35th release, 'Fantasia,' named after the work composed for her by Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara.
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Composer Garth Baxter makes his PARMA debut with a collection of his exquisite works for voice entitled Ask the Moon. This album is about the human condition and the pursuit of light in darkness. Purchase now at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p527/Garth_Baxter_-_Ask_the_Moon.html
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Les Danaïdes is an opera by Antonio Salieri, in 5 acts: more specifically, it is a tragédie lyrique. The opera was set to a libretto by François-Louis Gand Le Bland Du Roullet and Louis-Théodore de Tschudi, who in turn adapted the work of Ranieri de' Calzabigi (without permission). Calzabigi originally wrote the libretto of Les Danaïdes for Chr ...…
 
IT'S JAZZ O'CLOCK OVER HERE AT THAT CLASSICAL PODCAST AND WE'RE NOT SORRY. It's true, today we're giving you the lowdown on two blokes who loved to spice up their classical compositions with a large zesty dollop of Le Jazz. Tune in for talk of weird ballets, Bolero dissing and Gene Kelly's derriere. Enjoy! Music Featured in this Episode: "Daphn ...…
 
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Classical Performance Podcast
 
Mozart's birthday is January 27th, and we're celebrating with a couple of great performances from our studio. Mozart: Violin Sonata in G major, K.301. Haldan Martinson, violin; Sally Pinkas, piano Mozart, arr. Ulf-Guido Schäfer: Selections from “Cosi fan tutte”. Ma’Alot Wind Quintet: Christina Fassbender, flute; Christian Wetzel, oboe; Ulf-Guid ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Salome, Op. 54, is an opera in one act by Richard Strauss to a German libretto by the composer, based on Hedwig Lachmann's German translation of the French play Salomé by Oscar Wilde. Strauss dedicated the opera to his friend Sir Edgar Speyer.The opera is famous (at the time of its premiere, infamous) for its "Dance of the Seven Veils". The fin ...…
 
This is Public Domain Classics, a podcast bringing you timeless classical music from the public domain. In this episode, we will hear the music of German composer Ludwig van Beethoven. If you have any suggestions or comments regarding our podcast, please send us an email. Our email address is comments@publicdomainclassics.org. Also, visit our p ...…
 
Franz Schubert's father expected his son to be a teacher in the school that he ran. But Schubert didn't last long at that job -- he was much more interested in writing music than paying attention to a classroom full of kids.
 
The International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) holds arguably the world’s most important contemporary music festival in a different city each year. Much like the Olympics, cities bid to be the host and this year it’s in Vancouver. In this second program of two, we hear from Canadian composer, Jennifer Butler, Lituanian composer, Sabina ...…
 
The Australian born composer and pianist Percy Grainger (1882–1961) maintained a lifelong affection for the wind band as a performance medium for his works. “As a vehicle of deeply emotional expression,” he once said, “it seems to me unrivalled.” Grainger’s initial commitment to the ensemble was hands-on: during a stay in London in 1901 he Read ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Fidelio (originally titled Leonore, oder Der Triumph der ehelichen Liebe; English: Leonore, or The Triumph of Marital Love), Op. 72, is Ludwig van Beethoven's only opera. The German libretto was originally prepared by Joseph Sonnleithner from the French of Jean-Nicolas Bouilly, with the work premiering at Vienna's Theater an der Wien on 20 Nove ...…
 
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Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast
 
Imagine a beautiful painting of the sea. Now imagine that painting transformed into 23 minutes of whirling, exciting, fantastical, and thrilling music. That's what you get when you hear Debussy's Masterpiece, La Mer(the sea). Join conductor and host Joshua Weilerstein as we go through nearly every minute of this amazing piece of music, talking ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
CMD Conductors Joana Filipe Martinez and Dominique Beaulieu perform:Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2 "Moonlight"Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique"Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K. 457Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 in ...…
 
Richard Strauss just wanted to give the people in the concert hall a good laugh. His tone poem Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks turned out to be one of the most sophisticated pieces of musical humor ever created.By publicrelations@sfsymphony.org (San Francisco Symphony).
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestants: Beau Smith
 
Listening Guide With Lew Smoley, and Howard Nevison jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_49').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:230,audioHeight:30 }); }); The Works Die töne Lob! Melchior with Thorborg jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#w ...…
 
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Conductor Dennis Russell Davies challenges the definition of what you might think of as old and new music on his new recording.
 
The Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93 is a symphony in four movements composed by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1812. Beethoven fondly referred to it as "my little Symphony in F," distinguishing it from his Sixth Symphony, a longer work also in F.​The Eighth Symphony is generally light-hearted, though not lightweight, and in many places cheerfully lo ...…
 
The Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, is a symphony in four movements composed by Ludwig van Beethoven between 1811 and 1812, while improving his health in the Bohemian spa town of Teplice. The work is dedicated to Count Moritz von Fries.At its première, Beethoven was noted as remarking that it was one of his best works. The second movement, A ...…
 
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The Concert - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
 
Works by Schumann performed by Miriam Fried, violin and Jonathan Biss, piano on January 15, 2017. Schumann, Robert: Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 121 Schumann, Robert: Gesange der Fruhe, Op. 133 For many years, musicologists and music-lovers have tried to understand what it was that led to Robert Schumann’s troubling symptoms and ultimate death ...…
 
The Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, is the final complete symphony by the German composer Ludwig van Beethoven, composed between 1822 and 1824. It was first performed in Vienna on 7 May 1824. The symphony is one of the best-known works in common practice music. It is widely viewed by critics as one of Beethoven's greatest works, the pinnacl ...…
 
The Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, also known as the Pastoral Symphony, is a symphony composed by Ludwig van Beethoven, and completed in 1808. One of Beethoven's few works containing explicitly programmatic content, the symphony was first performed in the Theater an der Wien on 22 December 1808 in a four-hour concert.CMD German Opera Compan ...…
 
This is Public Domain Classics, a podcast bringing you timeless classical music from the public domain. In this episode, we will hear the music of German composer Ludwig van Beethoven. If you have any suggestions or comments regarding our podcast, please send us an email. Our email address is comments@publicdomainclassics.org. Also, visit our p ...…
 
A collection of musical firsts, including the first string quartet, the first use of trombones in a symphony, and the first professional musician to make a recording.
 
The International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) holds arguably the world’s most important contemporary music festival in a different city each year. Much like the Olympics, cities bid to be the host and this year it’s in Vancouver. In this first program of two, we hear from Jordan Nobles, Charlotte Bray, Jocelyn Morlock, and Stefan Prin ...…
 
The Symphony No. 5 in C minor of Ludwig van Beethoven, Op. 67, was written between 1804–1808. It is one of the best-known compositions in classical music, and one of the most frequently played symphonies. First performed in Vienna's Theater an der Wien in 1808, the work achieved its prodigious reputation soon afterward. E. T. A. Hoffmann descri ...…
 
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Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast
 
Take a look back at one of the classic episodes of Season 2! In this full-length interview with Yo-Yo Ma, we talk about how civic engagement and the arts can change the world. We also talk about his childhood, making decisions with the cello, and so much more. Thanks so much for listening, and have a great New Year!…
 
The Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60, is a symphony in four movements composed by Ludwig van Beethoven in the summer of 1806. It was premièred in March 1807 at a private concert at the home of Joseph Franz von Lobkowitz.​CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra​Sylvia Wagner, conductorPurchase now at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/st ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Daniel Swartz from Clark Summit, PA
 
The Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55, (also Italian Sinfonia Eroica, Heroic Symphony) is a symphony in four movements by Ludwig van Beethoven. One of the composer's most celebrated works, the Eroica symphony is a large-scale composition that marked the beginning of Beethoven's creative middle-period.​Composed mainly in 1803–1804, the work ...…
 
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