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Classical music can be intimidating to newcomers and frequent concertgoers alike. Attention to Detail introduces practical techniques for finding meaning, enjoyment, and confidence in the process of listening to classical music that everyone can use, regardless of background.

Attention to Detail: The Classical Music Listening Guide Jacob Joyce

    • Music Commentary
    • 4.9, 42 Ratings

Classical music can be intimidating to newcomers and frequent concertgoers alike. Attention to Detail introduces practical techniques for finding meaning, enjoyment, and confidence in the process of listening to classical music that everyone can use, regardless of background.

    Musical SparkNotes: Die Walküre, Act 2

    Musical SparkNotes: Die Walküre, Act 2

    Today we continue our review of the second opera of Wagner's Ring Cycle, looking at Act 2 of Die Walküre!
    All recordings are from the Vienna Philharmonic and Georg Solti, found here.
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    • 48 min
    Musical SparkNotes: Die Walküre, Act 1

    Musical SparkNotes: Die Walküre, Act 1

    On this episode, we start our review of the first major opera of the Ring Cycle, Die Walküre! We look at the first act which features the heroic characters Siegmund and Sieglinde, siblings reunited after being separated at birth.
    All recordings from the Vienna Philharmonic and Georg Solti, found here.
    www.attentiontodetailpod.com

    • 44 min
    Musical SparkNotes: Das Rheingold

    Musical SparkNotes: Das Rheingold

    Today we start our review of Wagner's Ring Cycle with a look at the first opera, Das Rheingold! We explore the important leitmotifs that will come back in the later operas, and listen to important musical and narrative moments.
     
    All audio clips come from the Vienna Philharmonic and Georg Solti, full performance found here.
     
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Musical SparkNotes: Wagner's Ring Cycle (Intro)

    Musical SparkNotes: Wagner's Ring Cycle (Intro)

    Over the month of August, we'll be boiling down the massively influential (and long) operas of Wagner's Ring Cycle to their most important moments. In preparation for these ten upcoming episodes, we discuss the life and music of the controversial Richard Wagner, and go over what we'll be covering as we review his magnum opus, as well as what we'll leave out.

    • 38 min
    Music and Grief: A Tribute to Greg Cardi

    Music and Grief: A Tribute to Greg Cardi

    The classical music community lost a great friend this past week in violinist and conductor Greg Cardi. In the wake of his passing, we decided to record a special episode exploring the relationship between music and grief. First, we interviewed music therapist Suzanne Hanser to discuss using music (and silence) as a powerful healing tool, and then spoke to several friends and colleagues of Greg who shared some of their most poignant memories.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Underrated Composers Draft

    Underrated Composers Draft

    We're back with another fantasy sports-style draft, this time picking our most underrated composers! We averaged several Top 100 Composers lists to approximate the general consensus on who the greatest composers are, and then we picked apart the list. Enjoy!Compiled List of Top 100 Composers: Link

    • 1 hr 3 min

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42 Ratings

42 Ratings

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Great podcast

Whether you are listening to classical music for the first time or have had previous romance with it, this is a great podcast to show your around the hundreds of years of classical music in human history.

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Great podcast!

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