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, 831 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
831 Ratings

831 Ratings

elizaamart ,

Don’t have to be a classical music fan

Awesome storytelling! I wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I did. I liked how the music was used to enhance and give context. It gave me an appreciation for classical music I didn’t have before!

Sannetn ,

Beautifully told stories

Looking forward to season 2!

Sweeney's #1 Fan ,

My new favorite podcast!

As a history buff and classical music lover, I’d often wondered why there weren’t any podcasts about musical history. Enter Decomposed! Jade finds interesting stories about classical composers and their music and tells them in such an engaging way. Please, more episodes!!

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