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, 420 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
420 Ratings
420 Ratings
#loveskyview ,

Truly, “There is Only One Beethoven”

I have loved classical music since I was a child, especially Beethoven. Jade’s most recent episode brought me to tears.

Please keep up the marvelous work! I look forward to this show every week.

ananda1522 ,

So Fun and Interesting!

I love this podcast and I’m not even a huge classical music fan. The host is so enthusiastic and the storytelling completely changes how I hear these pieces. I wouldn’t mind if the show were 10 minutes longer so that we could hear more of the music in context. Thank you!

ice13166 ,

LOVE IT!!

I absolutely love this podcast!! Jade is a fantastic narrator. If you think classical music is about old guys in funny frocks with crazy hair, you’ve got it all wrong. The stories are endearing as well as informative. There are love stories that warm your heart as well as stories of loss that break your heart. You must listen to Decomposed. The music means so much more!

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