Attention to Detail: The Classical Music Listening Guide
Opera SparkNotes: Mussorgsky‘s Boris Godunov

Opera SparkNotes: Mussorgsky‘s Boris Godunov

October 2, 2021

On this episode, we continue our opera SparkNotes series with a review of Mussorgsky's great Russian epic, Boris Godunov. We highlight all the great music from the opera, including the famous Coronation Scene, and summarize the plot in a way that will help anyone looking to learn a bit about this incredible piece, without committing the full three hours!

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Opera Sparknotes: Salome, Part 2

Opera Sparknotes: Salome, Part 2

September 17, 2021

We continue our breakdown of Strauss's striking masterwork Salome, looking at the second part of the opera, including the Dance of the Seven Veils and the famous (or infamous!) final scene!

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Opera Sparknotes: Salome, Part 1

Opera Sparknotes: Salome, Part 1

September 6, 2021

On this episode, we break down the first half of Richard Strauss' groundbreaking and controversial Salome, an opera premiered in 1905. Based on a play by Oscar Wilde, Salome is one of the first works of musical modernism, paving the way for much of the music of the 20th century. Just like actual SparkNotes, we highlight all the key musical and narrative moments, to provide framework of understanding that helps when listening to the entire opera!

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Top 10: John Williams Edition

Top 10: John Williams Edition

August 23, 2021

On this episode, we look at the incredible film composer John Williams, ranking our favorite pieces from his body of work. We are joined by Josh Joyce, brother of Jacob, to break down all of the music from Star Wars, Harry Potter, and much more!

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A Hundred Episodes: A Musical Celebration

A Hundred Episodes: A Musical Celebration

August 6, 2021

In celebration of 100 episodes of the podcast, we fashioned a fun musical quiz designed to test our hosts' and audience's knowledge of classical music! Jacob tries to identify pieces from ClassicalFM's Top 100 Pieces, and Hannah answers Jacob's questions that use pieces as clues. We hope you will play along, and remember to celebrate with us by rating, reviewing, and subscribing!

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What to Expect in a Symphony: Fourth Movements

What to Expect in a Symphony: Fourth Movements

August 2, 2021

We conclude our series on what to expect from symphonic movements with finales! We look at the history of last movements, spanning from Mozart to Mahler, and listen to some epic finishes.

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What to Expect in a Symphony: Third Movements

What to Expect in a Symphony: Third Movements

July 29, 2021

On this third episode in our mini-series on what to expect in standard symphonic movements, we supplement our breakdown of third movements with a fun game: Minuet or Scherzo?

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What to Expect in a Symphony: Slow Movements

What to Expect in a Symphony: Slow Movements

July 5, 2021

On this episode we continue our breakdown of symphonic form, now looking at slow movements! We highlight some of the most common types of slow movements and trace their development through musical history.

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What to Expect in a Symphony: First Movements

What to Expect in a Symphony: First Movements

June 26, 2021

On this episode, we begin a series where we break down the main characteristics of each movement of a standard symphony, starting with the first! We discuss what to expect from first movements, listen to some famous examples, and explore how first movements evolved over time!

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Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture: A July 4th Preview

Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture: A July 4th Preview

June 17, 2021

After a long hiatus, we are back (!!) with a breakdown of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. This piece is heard on July 4th concerts around the United States, and has a fascinating history and layout. We talk about how the overture was actually originally meant to celebrate Russian victory over the invading French, Tchaikovsky's fusion of the absolute and programmatic styles of composition, and the famous ending!

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