We spent some time this weekend overhauling our Arts & Culture Podcast Collection (plus creating a
new Science Podcast Collection), and, along the way, we dug up several good free podcasts for classical music fans. Here’s a quick overview of what we found:
With last year being the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth, there was no shortage of podcasts dedicated to Mozart’s masterpieces. First, Radio Sweden (iTunes Feed Web Site) reissued a digital archive of Mozart recordings by the Royal Swedish Opera from the 1940s and 1950s. And, along very similar lines, Danmarks Radio (Feed Web Site) issued podcasts of nine Mozart symphonies recorded by the Danish Radio Symphony
Along with Mozart, you can find plenty of Beethoven. We have highlighted here before, but it’s worth noting again, Deutsche Welle’s podcast collection called Beethovenfest (iTunes Feed Web Site). You’ll want to give it a look, and also see the podcast collection put together by the Boston Symphony Orchestra Conservatory (iTunes Feed Web Site). This educational series offers an extensive overview and recordings of Beethoven’s work, as well as that of Arnold Schoenberg. You can also catch more Beethoven (as well as a little Mozart and Bach) with the podcast series called The Concert (iTunes Feed Web Site), which features recordings from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.
Let’s now leave you with a few other good finds. Wagner Operas Podcast (iTunes Feed Web Site) lets you listen in on recordings from the annual Bayreuth Festival, plus more. The Gramophone Podcast (Feed Web Site) offers “a monthly window into the world’s most authoritative classical
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