7 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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    • 4.8, 664 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

4.8 out of 5
664 Ratings

664 Ratings

jusstsarahh ,

get excited about music history!

i love this podcast!! so fun and i learn about music history! can’t wait for more episodes!

Mogadeet ,

Compelling narration of some fascinating stories

Most classical music fans will be familiar with the bare bones of these stories. The narrator does an excellent job of bringing these human dramas to life and interweaving the story with the associated music. It is also a great listen for anyone interested in history or just true stories of love, despair, hatred, ego and oppression. The episode on Shostakovich is an especially compelling one for anyone interested in Russian history. Ms. Simmons also does an amazing job conveying how Beethoven may have experienced his loss of hearing.

moonbeam1984 ,

Fun!

This podcast is a joy! I’m looking forward to hearing more!

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