6 episodes

Decomposed breaks down the stories that have shaped classical music, from secrets and scandals to acts of sheer genius. Hear these stories accompanied by the symphonies, operas and other masterpieces they inspired. Hosted by Jade Simmons, a classical concert pianist and storyteller, the first season of Decomposed takes on gender expectations, Cold War propaganda and the danger of putting your personal life on the stage. Produced in partnership with Classical Minnesota Public Radio.

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    • 4.7, 436 Ratings

Decomposed breaks down the stories that have shaped classical music, from secrets and scandals to acts of sheer genius. Hear these stories accompanied by the symphonies, operas and other masterpieces they inspired. Hosted by Jade Simmons, a classical concert pianist and storyteller, the first season of Decomposed takes on gender expectations, Cold War propaganda and the danger of putting your personal life on the stage. Produced in partnership with Classical Minnesota Public Radio.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
436 Ratings
436 Ratings
newsjunqui ,

Decomposed

Great podcast - informative, entertaining, fascinating! This podcast makes cassical music more accessible.

Don Pedro 1492 ,

Wonderful!!!

I love all the stories behind the famous composers...and can’t wait to hear many many more!!! Would love to hear some about Verdi and Wagner as well as some of the other great opera composers...with many thanks for the lively and engaging podcasts :):):)

Jethroblank ,

Interesting take on Fascinating People

I’ve taught music appreciation and was always looking for well told stories about the artists. This podcast is engaging, well mixed to include the relevant compositions, and makes a “boring classical artist” (as my students used to say) relevant to any time period. Great stories are great stories, but it sure helps to have it mixed well and told by a passionate narrator.

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