The Proms is the greatest festival of classical music in the world. It's casual, informal and inexpensive. In this Podcast we highlight ten "easy" Proms that will appeal to those who adore classical music's glorious tunes and melodies
In this podcast we look at the classical ballets of the 18th and 19th centuries. These feature some of the most beautiful music ever written and we are fortunate that great composers such as Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Adam and Delibes wrote music for the ballet
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
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
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