Why is Shostakovich’s expression of depression, anxiety while living under Stalin important?
Worried about the future of classical music? Listen to this and turn that frown upside down.
The recipe for creativity…revealed at last! Professor and violinist Kenneth Goldsmith looks at similarly-themed pieces by Haydn, Grieg, and Ravel to illustrate how this formula has manifested throughout classical music history.
Go behind the scenes with film composer Vivek Maddala.
Composer Pierre Jalbert on how Ravel and Crumb changed his life.
Two Star Symphony violinist Jerry Ochoa creeps us out classical music style.
Composer Peter Boyer goes deep into the core of Symphony No. 1.
It’s a bird dying! No! It’s our host, playing the trumpet!
Take a ride through this sweet flute suite with an expert guide.
What’s a “motet”, and is it an actual thing? Listen and decide!
Learn how Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto literally caused the trumpet to evolve.
Classical Classroom, Episode 9: Amy Bishop’s tone poem journey through Bohemia, death, & 20’s Paris
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