Classical Breakdown is an English-speaking podcast specialized in the field of classical music and opera. As such, Classical Breakdown is a podcast selected by soclassiq, like Trove Thursday or Opera Box Score and many others. The oldest episode indexed by soclassiq is dated 2019-08-23. Since then, a total of 91 episodes have been recorded and broadcast by Classical Breakdown.
Classical Breakdown activity
With 4 articles published in the last 90 days, Classical Breakdown is currently a not very active podcast. "Not very active" does not mean that Classical Breakdown is less interesting than another more prolific source. Each media follows a specific editorial line, recording and broadcasting according to its own rhythm.
This editorial activity is slowing down compared to the previous period.
The last episode in Classical Breakdown, "Tchaikovsky's triumphant Symphony No. 5", is dated 2021-09-21. By 2020, this podcast had published 46 episodes (21 since the beginning of 2021). Over the past 12 months, Classical Breakdown has published an average of 3 episodes per month.
Classical Breakdown in the last 36 months
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Duration (h:m:s): 40:33
This symphony is one of the most popular and triumphant in the repertoire, and for good reason! It takes us on a journey using a simple melody that appears in every movement, transforming from the opening in E minor to the triumphant E Major finale. John and Bill go through Tchaikovsky's personal correspondence during the months he was writing the …
Duration (h:m:s): 42:27
How much do you really know about one of America's most treasured artists? There is a lot to explore in his early life in Massachusetts, his meteoric rise to fame in New York, and the unique characteristics we find all over his music. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Duration (h:m:s): 2:00
It's been a nice summer break, but we are excited to be back with your favorite classical music podcast! We kick things off on September 7 as Matthew Dayton joins John Banther to explore the life and music of Leonard Bernstein. The following episode, September 21, is all about one of the most popular symphonies, the No. 5 by Tchaikovsky. …
Duration (h:m:s): 19:30
We wrap up Season 2 of Classical Breakdown with some recommended recordings for you to explore this summer. These recently released albums feature a diverse range of composers, styles, ensembles, and even world premiere recordings. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Duration (h:m:s): 42:48
The viola is somewhat of an enigma and from a distance can be hard to tell apart from the violin. Daniel Foster explains how composers used the viola over the centuries, what his role as Principal Viola entails, and plays for us some extraordinary parts written for the viola. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Duration (h:m:s): 47:02
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Duration (h:m:s): 37:41
He's considered one of the greatest composers of the 19th century. But can you hum a tune by Brahms? We dive into the life and music of Brahms to better understand what set him apart from others, how his personality affected his music, and how he still appears in popular music and commercials today. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Duration (h:m:s): 34:24
Where did the concerto come from and how did it evolve? We explore its origins, development through Haydn and Mozart, some of the most challenging concertos of the 19th century, and a couple of "hidden gems." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Duration (h:m:s): 42:02
This masterpiece, originally for piano, was inspired by the tragic loss of a friend, and Ravel's orchestration is a work of art in itself. While roughly half of the original pictures have been lost, we do have descriptions of the originals that give insight to Mussorgsky's music and Ravel's orchestration. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Duration (h:m:s): 40:58
How does a bassoon make a sound and what is its purpose? Principal Bassoonist of the National Symphony Orchestra Sue Heineman doesn't just tell us; she also plays her favorite moments and discusses how it all fits together in the orchestra. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.