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Listening Guides to some of the greatest masterpieces in Classical Music. A discussion of great works of music, with plenty of musical examples played for each work, and recommended recordings too. We'll talk through Contextual History for each piece too. Episodes Weekly

Discovering Classical Music Inside the Score - Oscar Osicki

    • Music Commentary
    • 5.0, 11 Ratings

Listening Guides to some of the greatest masterpieces in Classical Music. A discussion of great works of music, with plenty of musical examples played for each work, and recommended recordings too. We'll talk through Contextual History for each piece too. Episodes Weekly

    #10: Tchaikovsky - Symphony 6 'Pathetique'

    #10: Tchaikovsky - Symphony 6 'Pathetique'

     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, premiered a week before his death.

    • 19 min
    #9: Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade

    #9: Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade

    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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    • 31 min
    #8: Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 ('Pastoral')

    #8: Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 ('Pastoral')

    A listener's guide to one of Beethoven's great programmatic symphonic works, depicting the countryside; with a contextual history, plenty of musical examples, and recommended recordings too.

    • 26 min
    #7: Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique

    #7: Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique

    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 his dark, Satanic funeral. Lots of musical examples, and recommended recordings at the end. 

    • 37 min
    #6: Britten - Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

    #6: Britten - Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

    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 the different elements of the orchestra, through a compelling piece of music, ending with an explosive, brilliant, and mindblowingly complex fugue. Recommended recordings at the end.
     
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    • 16 min
    #5: Dvorak - Symphony no. 9, "From the New World"

    #5: Dvorak - Symphony no. 9, "From the New World"

    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 plenty of musical examples, and recommended recordings too. 

    • 37 min

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