10 episodes

The Story of Classical is your essential nine-part companion guide to classical music. In each of our commentaries, we unlock the mystery and beauty of every musical period—from the Middle Ages to the present day—by chronicling an encounter between vital figures in music history.

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    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

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The Story of Classical is your essential nine-part companion guide to classical music. In each of our commentaries, we unlock the mystery and beauty of every musical period—from the Middle Ages to the present day—by chronicling an encounter between vital figures in music history.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    The Story of Classical: Prelude

    The Story of Classical: Prelude

    Join us as we begin a thrilling adventure in classical music.

    The Story of Classical: Baroque Era

    The Story of Classical: Baroque Era

    Music comes of age in the Baroque era and gives life to an astonishing genius.

    The Story of Classical: Classical Era

    The Story of Classical: Classical Era

    Joseph Haydn meets a young Beethoven.

    The Story of Classical: Romantic Era

    The Story of Classical: Romantic Era

    Brahms and the Schumanns lead our Romantic journey into sumptuous soundworlds.

    The Story of Classical: Early 20th Century

    The Story of Classical: Early 20th Century

    Meeting of minds at the ballet provides the fuel for innovation.

    The Story of Classical: Late 20th Century

    The Story of Classical: Late 20th Century

    Harmony and discord color music’s rocky journey toward a new century.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Ganesh Palaniappan ,

Really good!

This show is good because there is commentary, although commentary is never absolute but it is a starting point for people wanting to learn rather than listen to some of the same type of music that has only minor differences. Very good show, I suppose we need more shows like this, more medievil music please. Talking more about what they are singing or interpreting is more fun because as much as they are from another world, it shows the depth of how much we all can be. Life is fun!

$1ck R1ck ,

Incredible

Thank you

Tryathlete1 ,

Very good

I have visual art studies so found it interesting how music can be classified under the same art history eras. Episode 6, the late 20th Century is particularly interesting to me, as the music starts to become a lot like contemporary art. Im not sure why the 20thC episodes are out of chronological order but I appreciated that,
as to be honest most other classical music sounds the same to my untrained ear. I’ll listen to the whole podcast again to see if I can start to pick the differences.

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