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Classical Music For Children

August 22, 2021

In this podcast I present 20 pieces of classical music which I think will appeal to children, and will hopefully introduce them to the wonderful world of classical music. Each piece tells a story which will make it easy for children to relate to the music This is "grown-up" classical music, not music written specifically for children. Included are orchestral pieces, symphonies, concertos, ballets and opera.

Ten “Easy” Proms 2021

Ten “Easy” Proms 2021

June 16, 2021

We have selected 10 easy-to-listen Proms from the 2021 season. These Proms would appeal to people who are non-experts on classical music, including complete beginners. The Proms run from July 30 to September 11. Booking opens on June 26

Mahler - His LIfe & Music
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Mahler - His LIfe & Music

May 28, 2021

Gustav Mahler’s contribution to classical music was twofold, he was a highly successful conductor especially of opera and he composed wonderful music which comprised massive, dramatic symphonies and superb songs. His life was both tempestuous and sad

An Introduction To Classical Music

An Introduction To Classical Music

May 16, 2021

In this FREE podcast we introduce some of the most beautiful classical music ever written including symphonies, concertos, songs, choral works and opera. This podcast is very easy to listen to and will hopefully tempt you to access the other podcasts in our series

The Great Sopranos
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The Great Sopranos

May 7, 2021

From Kirsten Flagstad and Rosa Ponselle in the early 20th century to today's Angela Georghiu and Anna Netrebko we take a look at the voices and lives of 18 outstanding sopranos. Includes Maria Callas (of course), Victoria de los Angeles, Renata Tebaldi, Joan Sutherland, Elizabeth Schwartzkopf and Renee Fleming

Mozart - His LIfe & Works
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Mozart - His LIfe & Works

April 8, 2021

The REAL story of Mozart, arguably the most naturally gifted composer of all time. He was prolific, over 40 symphonies, concertos for piano, violin, flute, oboe and horn, wonderful operas, choral works and chamber music. All this before his tragic death at the early age of 35

The Great Tenors: Caruso to Kaufmann
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The Great Tenors: Caruso to Kaufmann

March 2, 2021

We look at the lives and music of 16 of the all time great tenors. Includes Caruso, Gigli, Melchior, Schippa, Bjorling, Gedda, Wunderlich, Bergonzi, Corelli, Pavarotti, Domingo, Carreras, Florez and Kaufmann

Johann Sebastian Bach - His Life & Works
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Johann Sebastian Bach - His Life & Works

February 6, 2021

Bach has been called the father of classical music. He is to music what Leonardo da Vinci is to art, what Aristotle is to philosophy. Mozart said  “He is the father and we his children”. He wrote a wide range of classical music embracing orchestral, concertos, choral and chamber music. He wrote for the organ, piano, violin and wind instruments and above all the human voice.

Verdi - His Life & Works
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Verdi - His Life & Works

January 24, 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 in 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.

Opera - A Beginners Guide
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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

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