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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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.

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