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Verdi - His Life & Works

Verdi - His Life & Works

January 5, 2021

In this podcast we look at the life and music of Giuseppi Verdi, arguably the greatest composer of operas. He had a wonderful facility of conveying drama and emotion in beautiful melodies, encompassing arias, duets, trios, quartets and large choruses. He composed over 25 operas, ten of which are regularly performed throughout the world, including his four blockbusters – La Traviata, Il Trovatore, Aida and Rigoletto.

An Introduction to Classical Music

An Introduction to Classical Music

December 14, 2020

In this podcast we introduce some of the greatest classical music ever composed including symphonies, concertos, choral works and opera. These excerpts are easy to listen to and will hopefully tempt you to access the other podcasts in our series

Opera - A Beginners Guide

Opera - A Beginners Guide

November 30, 2020

In this podcast we explore the world of opera including many “greatest hits” - arias, duets, trios, quartets, choruses and death scenes. From the great composers Puccini, Verdi, Mozart, Bellini, Donizetti, Wagner and others

Elgar - His Life and Works
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Elgar - His Life and Works

November 27, 2020

Edward Elgar, probably England’s greatest composer. As well as Land of Hope and Glory, Nimrod and the wonderful cello concerto he composed many beautiful works, including two symphonies, a violin concerto,  a great choral work, songs and many other masterpieces

Beethoven - An Introduction
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Beethoven - An Introduction

November 12, 2020

In this latest podcast we look at the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven, arguably the greatest composer ever. Succeeded despite an unhappy childhood, disastrous love life and many personal problems. And he became deaf from his mid-twenties. An unpleasant man but he composed wonderful symphonies, concertos, choral works, an opera and superb chamber music.

Gilbert & Sullivan - An Introduction
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Gilbert & Sullivan - An Introduction

May 14, 2020

Get to know the lives and works of Gilbert & Sullivan, their catchy tunes, beautiful songs and brilliant wit and humour. Features The Mikado and HMS Pinafore

The Great Violin Concertos - Beginners Guide
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The Great Violin Concertos - Beginners Guide

February 14, 2020

Listen to ten of the greatest concertos ever written including Brahms, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Bruch, Barber ans Sibelius

Puccini - The Heart Breaker
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Puccini - The Heart Breaker

October 7, 2019

Composer of the most romantic operas - Madame Butterfly, Tosca, La Boheme etc. Produced many gorgeous, heart-breaking melodies. Very colourful life, a real gigolo

Brahms - The Old Rogue!
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Brahms - The Old Rogue!

April 15, 2019

The great romantic composer, his four symphonies are among the greatest ever written. Started by playing piano in a brothel when only 10. Had lots of affairs but never married. Had long relationship with Clara Schumann but never consumated (probably).

Vaughan Williams - A Beginner’s Guide
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Vaughan Williams - A Beginner’s Guide

October 17, 2018

The life and works of Ralph Vaughan Williams, England's greatest composer, a wonderful human being with a fascinating life story

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