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    Classical Uncovered with Graham Abbott: What makes Mozart 'great'?

    Classical Uncovered with Graham Abbott: What makes Mozart 'great'?

    Welcome to Classical Uncovered – a podcast designed to demystify corners of the classical music world.

    All areas of human endeavor have their special terms which are normal and natural to those in the know. But for those unfamiliar with that language, it can appear strange or even alienating. Classical music is no different.

    Over 10 episodes, classical music expert Graham Abbott breaks down the concepts and terms used in classical music, with the aim of helping you better understand and enjoy your music experiences.

    In episode 10, we conclude our survey of the 'great' classical composers, with one of the most revered names in classical music. Mozart.

    • 17 min
    Classical Uncovered with Graham Abbott: What makes Schubert 'great'?

    Classical Uncovered with Graham Abbott: What makes Schubert 'great'?

    Welcome to Classical Uncovered – a podcast designed to demystify corners of the classical music world.

    All areas of human endeavor have their special terms which are normal and natural to those in the know. But for those unfamiliar with that language, it can appear strange or even alienating. Classical music is no different.

    Over 10 episodes, classical music expert Graham Abbott breaks down the concepts and terms used in classical music, with the aim of helping you better understand and enjoy your music experiences.

    In episode nine, we continue our survey of the 'great' classical composers, looking at the genius of Franz Schubert.

    Franz Schubert's life covered the first quarter of the 19th century, and sadly, not much more. He was only 31 when he died, but the catalogue of his compositions runs to nearly 1,000 works. But is that all that makes Schubert 'great'?

    • 15 min
    Classical Uncovered with Graham Abbott: What makes Brahms 'great'?

    Classical Uncovered with Graham Abbott: What makes Brahms 'great'?

    Welcome to Classical Uncovered – a podcast designed to demystify corners of the classical music world.

    All areas of human endeavor have their special terms which are normal and natural to those in the know. But for those unfamiliar with that language, it can appear strange or even alienating. Classical music is no different.

    Over 10 episodes, classical music expert Graham Abbott breaks down the concepts and terms used in classical music, with the aim of helping you better understand and enjoy your music experiences.

    In episode eight, we continue our survey of the 'great' classical composers, setting our sights on Johannes Brahms.

    • 16 min
    Classical Uncovered with Graham Abbott: What makes Bach 'great'?

    Classical Uncovered with Graham Abbott: What makes Bach 'great'?

    Welcome to Classical Uncovered – a podcast designed to demystify corners of the classical music world.

    All areas of human endeavor have their special terms which are normal and natural to those in the know. But for those unfamiliar with that language, it can appear strange or even alienating. Classical music is no different.

    Over 10 episodes, classical music expert Graham Abbott breaks down the concepts and terms used in classical music, with the aim of helping you better understand and enjoy your music experiences.

    In the previous episode, Graham spoke about the idea of a composer or a piece of music being "great", and the habit we sometimes have in classical music of assuming there's an accepted canon of great composers or great works. Using this lens, we looked at one of the biggest names in classical music, Beethoven.

    In episode seven, we subject another of the really big names in European classical music to this scrutiny: Johann Sebastian Bach.

    • 13 min
    Classical Uncovered with Graham Abbott: What is form?

    Classical Uncovered with Graham Abbott: What is form?

    Welcome to Classical Uncovered – a podcast designed to demystify corners of the classical music world.

    All areas of human endeavor have their special terms which are normal and natural to those in the know. But for those unfamiliar with that language, it can appear strange or even alienating. Classical music is no different.

    Over 10 episodes, classical music expert Graham Abbott breaks down the concepts and terms used in classical music, with the aim of helping you better understand and enjoy your music experiences.

    Now don’t let the word “form” put you off. It’s just another way of talking about how composers structure their ideas and organise their music, and in a lot of European music of the past few centuries, there are a few forms, or musical templates, which have been used a great deal.

    Of course, we could spend hours on each one, but what follows is a summary which we hope will give you enough information to explore further on your own. Let’s see what we can discover.

    • 14 min
    Classical Uncovered with Graham Abbott: What makes Beethoven 'great'?

    Classical Uncovered with Graham Abbott: What makes Beethoven 'great'?

    Welcome to Classical Uncovered – a podcast designed to demystify corners of the classical music world.

    All areas of human endeavor have their special terms which are normal and natural to those in the know. But for those unfamiliar with that language, it can appear strange or even alienating. Classical music is no different.

    Over 10 episodes, classical music expert Graham Abbott breaks down the concepts and terms used in classical music, with the aim of helping you better understand and enjoy your music experiences.

    Episode six is the first of our composer-centric episodes, looking at some of the so called 'Great Composers'. But what makes these composers so 'great'?

    We start with one of the most famous names in classical music, Ludwig van Beethoven.

    • 14 min

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