A listener's guide to Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony, the 'Pathetique', featuring a bit of history, a guide to the music, and recommended recordings. Discover Tchaikovsky's final piece - his swansong, p...Show More
A listener's guide to Rimsky-Korsakov's famous suite based on the tales of 'Arabian Nights'; with a contextual history, plenty of musical examples, and recommended recordings too.
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A listener's guide to Berlioz's Magnum Opus - Symphonie Fantastique, famously inspired by a drug-induced, opium trip where the artist fantasizes about his beloved, then his own public execution, then ...Show More
A listener's guide to Britten's 'Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra', also known as 'Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell'. This podcast goes through how Britten ingeniously introduces to us ...Show More
A listener's guide to Dvorak's "New World" Symphony. After a review of its 'American' qualities, and its use of spirituals and folk music, this episode provides a walkthrough of the symphony, with ple...Show More
A listener's guide to Saint-Saëns' famous and popular Third Symphony, known commonly as the 'Organ' Symphony. After a quick overview of the historical context and position of this symphony, this epis...Show More
A listener's guide to Beethoven's famous and popular Fifth Symphony in C minor. After an overview of the historical context of this symphony and Beethoven's life, this podcast will take you on a guide...Show More