Attention to Detail: The Classical Music Listening Guide
Fundamentals Revisited: Listening Attentively

Fundamentals Revisited: Listening Attentively

September 17, 2020

After many weeks of Wagner, we decided to get back to basics and review our four fundamental techniques, starting with our first technique, Listening Attentively. Our techniques require no background knowledge, rely solely on attention, and help you to find more meaning and enjoyment in listening to classical music! 

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Musical SparkNotes: Götterdammerung, Act 3

Musical SparkNotes: Götterdammerung, Act 3

September 12, 2020

Our final review of the Ring Cycle! Today we look at Act 3 of Götterdammerung, which includes some of the most famous music Wagner ever wrote, including Siegfried's Death and Funeral March and the Immolation Scene. Remember to rate, review, and subscribe!

All recordings are from the Vienna Philharmonic and Georg Solti, found here.

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Musical SparkNotes: Götterdammerung, Act 2

Musical SparkNotes: Götterdammerung, Act 2

September 10, 2020

We continue our review of Götterdammerung, looking at the gloomy second act. A transition act that prepares the high drama of Act 3, we touch on several important moments, including the famous final trio of Brunnhilde, Gunther, and Hagen. Remember to rate, review, and subscribe!

All recordings are from the Vienna Philharmonic and Georg Solti, found here.

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Musical SparkNotes: Götterdammerung, Act 1

Musical SparkNotes: Götterdammerung, Act 1

September 6, 2020

We're on to the final (and our favorite) opera of Wagner's Ring Cycle, Götterdammerung! Today we review the prologue and first act, which includes some of the greatest music Wagner ever wrote, like "Siegfried's Rhine Journey" and "Hagen's Watch." Remember to rate, review, and subscribe!

All recordings are from the Vienna Philharmonic and Georg Solti, found here.

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Musical SparkNotes: Siegfried, Act 3

Musical SparkNotes: Siegfried, Act 3

September 2, 2020

We're joined today by my co-host, Hannah Reffett, who returns to help us break down Act 3 of Siegfried! Also, keep an eye out for our new blog, which will be coming shortly at www.attentiontodetailpod.com!

All recordings come from the Vienna Philharmonic and Georg Solti, found here.

Musical SparkNotes: Siegfried, Act 2

Musical SparkNotes: Siegfried, Act 2

August 31, 2020

Today we continue with Act 2 of Siegfried, deep in the forest where the dragon Fafner is guarding the Ring. We hear the epic battle between Siegfried and the dragon, the famous "Forest Murmurs," and much more!

All recordings are from the Vienna Philharmonic and Georg Solti, found here.

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Musical SparkNotes: Siegfried, Act 1

Musical SparkNotes: Siegfried, Act 1

August 25, 2020

We continue our breakdown of Wagner's Ring Cycle by looking at the first act of the third opera, Siegfried! 

All recordings are from the Vienna Philharmonic and Georg Solti, found here.

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Ring Cycle 2.0: The Lord of the Rings Soundtrack

Ring Cycle 2.0: The Lord of the Rings Soundtrack

August 19, 2020

On this episode, we take a break from our SparkNotes-style reviews of Wagner's Ring Cycle to look at the popular soundtrack to The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien's famous three-part story that is based on Wagner's epic saga. We examine the use of themes and leitmotifs, rank our famous moments of music, and look at similarities and differences in the plots of these two great masterpieces.

All LOTR clips come from the Complete Recordings of the Lord of the Rings Soundtrack, composed and conducted by Howard Shore.

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Musical SparkNotes: Die Walküre, Act 3

Musical SparkNotes: Die Walküre, Act 3

August 13, 2020

Today we review the final act of Die Walküre, which opens with the famous "Ride of the Valkyries," and concludes with "Wotan's Farewell," one of the most passionate and heart-wrenching moments in all of music. 

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All recording clips from the Vienna Philharmonic and Georg Solti, found here.

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Musical SparkNotes: Die Walküre, Act 2

Musical SparkNotes: Die Walküre, Act 2

August 9, 2020

Today we continue our review of the second opera of Wagner's Ring Cycle, looking at Act 2 of Die Walküre!

All recordings are from the Vienna Philharmonic and Georg Solti, found here.

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