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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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