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ARE YOU SCARED OF CLOWNS? WELL QUITE FRANKLY YOU MIGHT BE AFTER THIS. Yeeeees gird your loins people, because this episode we're talking murderous vengeful clowns, disappointing jazz gondolas, and multiple incomprehensible opera plot-lines. Enjoy! Little bits and pieces you might want to know about... Here's where you can hear all the music from al…
 
HERE COME THE GIRLS - AND P.S. THEY ARE KICKING BUTTS AND TAKING NAMES. Yeaaas in this episode we discuss two more lovely ladies who shaped the classical music we know and love today, all while takin' care of business and/or wearing tweed power suits. Enjoy! Little bits and pieces you might want to know about... Here's where you can hear all the mu…
 
BE HONEST: WHO AMONG US DOESN'T ENJOY A GOOD WHINGE? Yeeeeas in this episode of That Classical Podcast we fulfil a listener-request, and openly complain about our LEAST favourite pieces. Warning: may contain sauciness! Little bits and pieces you might want to know about... Here's where you can hear all the music from all the episodes: https://open.…
 
UP-TO-DATE ON YOUR AUSTRALIAN CHRISTMAS TRIVIA? Well you certainly will be after this festive and VERY educational episode of That Classical Podcast. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! Enjoy! Little bits and pieces you might want to know about... Here's where you can hear all the music from all the episodes: https://open.spotify.com/playl…
 
NEED MORE HARMONICA IN YOUR LIFE? WELL, YOU'VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE. Yes, whether you like it or not, the harmonica makes a very special appearance in this sparkly new episode of That Classical Podcast, starring alongside Australian fables, Argentinian cowboys, and Sascha's bizarre driving habits. Enjoy! Little bits and pieces you might want to …
 
JUST TAKE IT FROM US - YOU DON'T WANT TO BORROW ANY MEDITATION TIPS FROM MASSENET. Find out why in this extra hot episode of That Classical Podcast, featuring desert nunneries, creepy opera dudes, and plenty of large juicy musical gold nuggets. Enjoy! Little bits and pieces you might want to know about... Here's where you can hear all the music fro…
 
DOES YOUR DOG BARK IN TUNE? BETTER DOUBLE-CHECK BEFORE RAMEAU POPS OVER FOR TEA. Yes today we discuss two legendary Baroque composers - one who threw tone-deaf pooches out the window, and one who... well, didn't. Enjoy! Little bits and pieces you might want to know about... Here's where you can hear all the music from all the episodes: https://open…
 
YES WE'VE DONE IT AGAIN. We've plugged-in our mics, boosted our wifi and hidden under our chunkiest sound-absorbent blankets to bring you yet ANOTHER social-distancing classical extravaganza, available for a limited time only! Stay safe and enjoy! The article Sascha was talking about here.... https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/griev…
 
YOU ASKED FOR MORE CLASSICAL ISOLATION BANGERS AND WE OBLIGED. Settle down and/or in for another top-class social distancing sesh, featuring two stunning pieces of music, titillating talk of organ shoes and heated twiddly bits debate (available for a limited time only!). Enjoy! Little bits and pieces you might want to know about... Here's where you…
 
RECORDED ACROSS THE WAVELENGTHS OF TIME AND SPACE (AKA LONDON), WE PRESENT A SPECIAL MINI-EPISODE. Yes you guessed it, because we aren't allowed to nerd out about classical music in the same room, we decided to nerd out about it over a google hangout, and we thought you might like to hear it. Available for a limited time only, so hop on this classi…
 
SO MANY STRAUSSES (STRAUSSI?), SO LITTLE TIME. Yessss in this Strauss-centric episode we discuss the life and times of Johann Strauss II and Richard Strauss - unrelated by blood, but both rather famous for composing some classical bangers. Enjoy! Little bits and pieces you might want to know about... Here's where you can hear all the music from all…
 
SURE, THESE COMPOSERS ARE LITERALLY THE WORST... BUT THEY DID WRITE SOME BANGING TUNES. Yes, in this episode of That Classical Podcast we reveal the composers you love to hate, and explore their extra-marital affairs, gruesome double-murders and inexplicable tree-cutting rampages. Enjoy! Little bits and pieces you might want to know about... Here's…
 
THEY CAME, THEY COMPOSED, THEY CONQUERED. Yes, in this INCREDIBLY ladylike episode of That Classical Podcast, we discuss the women who shook-up the classical world, and wrote some extraordinary music. Enjoy! And you can find all of the pieces used in our episodes in our Spotify playlist here Not enough TCP? Go here to find out more... Here's where …
 
TIMES ARE A-CHANGIN' HERE AT THAT CLASSICAL PODCAST. Find out how, why and who in this freshly-squeezed new episode. Enjoy! Not enough TCP? Go here to find out more... Here's where you can hear all the music from all the episodes: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6HxdsK2pKwY2Dt44nvSojl Our Patreon for those who want more TCP: https://www.patreon.c…
 
WHOEVER SAID CLASSICAL MUSIC WAS BORING, WE'VE GOT THREE WORDS FOR YOU: NAKED OPERA SINGERS. This episode, we're re-opening our mysterious box of Modern Classical Music, and it's filled with ancient history, rubber duckies, big Gavs and small loin cloths... and also biscuits. Enjoy! Not enough TCP? Go here to find out more... Here's where you can h…
 
FOR NEVER WAS A STORY OF MORE WOE... THAN THIS OF STABBING YOUR FOOT WITH A SHARP STICK, FO SHO. Today we discuss two small but wonderful fish in one of our favourite musical ponds (beginning with "B", and ending with "aroque"). Enjoy! Not enough TCP? Go here to find out more... Here's where you can hear all the music from all the episodes: https:/…
 
DOOT DOOOOOT yes we're back with another orchestral watcha-ma-call-it, and today it's BRASS. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a one way ticket to brass-town, via dodgy names for the trombone, dancing princesses, and advanced seed-spitting techniques. Not enough TCP? Go here to find out more... Here's where you can hear all the music from all the episo…
 
CHRISTMAS WOULDN'T BE CHRISTMAS WITHOUT A TRADITIONAL "BUM-PINCH" [AND AN ILLEGAL MINCE PIE] ... YES it's time once again for our annual festive episode, featuring a seasonal smattering of Christmas facts in and amongst some classical yuletide bangers. P.S. Thank you thank you thank you for supporting us through another year of learning, singing, l…
 
BRACE YOURSELVES FOR THE MUSICAL EQUIVALENT OF FIFTY SHADES. Yes that is 100% correct and accurate, because it's time for something Romantic with a capital R!! This time we dive into the "wishy-washy" waters of Schumann, Puccini, Richard Strauss and Scott Joplin. Enjoy! Not enough TCP? Go here to find out more... Here's where you can hear all the m…
 
DO YOU ENJOY A GENEROUS SLICE OF GOUDA BEFORE BED? If so, you may have something in common with Hector Berlioz, who's life and nightmarish works we'll be discussing in this TRES FANTASTIQUE new episode of That Classical Podcast. We'll also explore the life and "opening-up" works (???) of his frenemy Felix Mendelssohn - ENJOY! Not enough TCP? Go her…
 
WHAT'S THAT YOU SAY? YOU'VE FOUND THE CLASSICAL MUSIC EQUIVALENT OF "ISN'T SHE LOVELY"???! FINALLY! Yes it's true, we've literally found it, it's in this episode and it's PRETTY GOOD ACTUALLY. Also included in this episode: ancient Hollywood trivia, oblique references to Monsters Inc and the most American music ever written (N.B. No eagles were har…
 
OUT OF THE WAY LADS, THE MOST IMPRESSIVELY BORING MAN IN MUSICAL HISTORY IS COMING THROUGH (BUT WE STILL THINK HE'S A BIT OF ALRIGHT). This time on That Classical Podcast we discuss one (and two) hit wonders, eye doctors who pride themselves on consistently blinding all their patients, and whether Beyonce or Mariah Carey would win in a fight. Enjoy…
 
EVER FANCIED SOMEONE YOU ALSO THINK IS A BIT MINGING? WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO NOT GET BURIED ALIVE?? SHALL WE COMPARE FINGER-WEBBING??! All these questions are frankly up for debate and discussion in this life-changingly educational episode of That Classical Podcast. If you don't like bad puns about shopping lists, look away now. Enjoy! Music Featur…
 
GIRD YOUR LITERAL AND PROVERBIAL LOINS PEOPLE, 'CAUSE IT'S TIME TO TALK ABOUT SOME TUBES WITH HOLES IN THEM AND ALSO WIND. AND ALSO KENNY G. Yes you heard me right, in this episode we shoot the woodwindy breeze, and that breeze is FUUUUH-RESH!?! Enjoy! Music Featured in this Episode: "Serenade in B Flat K, 361. "Gran Partita": 3. Adagio" - Wolfgang…
 
CAN A PERSON BE PHYSICALLY ATTRACTED TO AN ANCIENT WOODEN ETCHING? BLINK TWICE IF YES. In this old-skool episode: The Byrd is genuinely the word, we decide to crowdfund a really-quite-terribly-thought-out Hollywood blockbuster, and of course finish up by doing the full Monty - enjoy! Music Featured In This Episode: "Ave Verum Corpus - (Motet)" - Wi…
 
**SILLY AND RUDE OUTTAKES AT THE END OF THE EPISODE BECAUSE YES OK** COME ON THEN WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE PLANET? (DO ONE, PLUTO.) This time we chat about space-type-things and Bugs Bunny, Harry Styles, Mcdonald's adverts and Tena Ladys. Enjoy! Music Featured in this Episode: "Variations on an original theme, Op. 36 "Enigma": Variation 9. Nimrod (Ada…
 
INAPPROPRIATE COUSIN CANOODLING! MASSIVE MYSTERY BOXES!! POP GOES THE WEASEL??! All these quite weird things [and more] await your gorgeous ears and fabulous mind-brains in this episode of That Classical Podcast. Enjoy! Music Featured in this Episode: "Má Vlast, JB1:112 2. Vltava" - Bedřich Smetana "String Quartet No.1 E minor "From My Life": 3. La…
 
IF YOU THINK YOUR KITCHEN IMPLEMENTS HAVE BEEN FLIRTING WITH YOU - STAY TUNED, YOU'RE PROBABLY CORRECT. In this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious new episode we talk about some ballet, some barbies and one particularly alluring whisk. Enjoy! Music Featured in this Episode: "Swan Lake Op.20 - Mariinsky Version / Act 1: Scene 1: Finale (Andante)" - …
 
BONJOUR AND TOOT DE LA FRUIT. Mais oui, this time we are discussing not one but TWO French composers who were tres bon at the old musique. Have a nibble on a croissant and settle down for some weird chat about dancing skeletons, musical lead poisoning and dating dos and don'ts. Enjoy! Music Featured in This Episode: "Danse Macabre, Op.40, R.171" - …
 
IT'S JAZZ O'CLOCK OVER HERE AT THAT CLASSICAL PODCAST AND WE'RE NOT SORRY. It's true, today we're giving you the lowdown on two blokes who loved to spice up their classical compositions with a large zesty dollop of Le Jazz. Tune in for talk of weird ballets, Bolero dissing and Gene Kelly's derriere. Enjoy! Music Featured in this Episode: "Daphnis e…
 
DING DONG MERRILY ON HI THERE WE HAVE A NEW EPISODE AND IT IS CHRISTMAS-TASTIC. Grab a mince pie and any beverage that may or may not be mulled and join us for our annual round-up of classical xmas tidbits, featuring a chord that lasts for 6 days, a song about burgers, and a carol that has nothing to do with Christmas. Enjoy! STAY TUNED FOR XMAS OU…
 
"YOU KNOW WHAT WOULD MAKE CLASSICAL MUSIC INFINITELY BETTER? MIKHAIL GORBACHEV." We know you've been thinking this for ages and quite frankly we agree with you. In this marvellous new episode of That Classical Podcast, we head back over to Mother Russia to discuss things like bus stop graves, weirdly tonk chicken legs and, naturally, Gorbachev's fo…
 
WEENIE BASSOONIST, WEENIE BASSOONIST, WHEREFORE ART THOU WEENIE BASSOONIST? If thou dost want to know more, verily direct your earholes to this ginormously informative new episode of That Classical Podcast! We'll be discussing why you really shouldn't marry your 16 year old maid, why the recorder should be your new favourite instrument, and why Chr…
 
A WILD NEW EPISODE APPEARED! YOU USED "LISTEN IMMEDIATELY". IT'S SUPER EFFECTIVE!!! Open up that classical music pokédex please because this time we chat about sexy-emo-goth Paganini catchin' them all (N.B. by "them" we mean a melange of diseases), and discuss the life and works of a man people literally referred to as "Mr Get-Louder". Enjoy! Music…
 
WHO IS GARY WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT WHERE AM I? All will be revealed in this bombastic episode of That Classical Podcast, in which we talk poetry, peace pipes, epic corn, weird friends who tell you to get on a boat and leave them alone and, of course, Johnny Depp. Enjoy! Music Featured in this Episode: "Hiawatha / Hiawatha's Wedding Feast: And w…
 
I MEAN FOR THE LOVE OF CTHULHU WHAT EVEN IS A SYMPHONY?! Yeah fair play m8, we haven't actually explained it yet and we've been going on about it for YONKS. Well dear listeney friends, this episode we explain the living daylights out of what a symphony actually is, so you can put that in your proverbial pipe and proverbially smoke it responsibly. E…
 
IF YOU'VE EVER WONDERED HOW A PIZZA CAN BE MADE INTO MUSIC, TODAY'S YOUR LUCKY DAY. Come one, come all, it's time for another dive into the twiddly Baroque waters to find more misshapen weird pearls to give to our friends we don't like. This episode we lament castrati, discuss luxury orphanages, and Kelly finally tells a joke she's been saving sinc…
 
WOULD YOU MARRY A GOBLIN? FRANKLY OUR ADVICE IS TO STAY AWAY. For more top tips, why not listen to our brand spanking new episode, in which we discuss pigeons, wedding guests made of seafood and absolutely rubbish practical jokes. Enjoy! Music Featured in this Episode: "The Water Goblin, Op. 107" - Antonín Dvořák "Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104…
 
DOWN YOUR TOOLS. STOP THE PRESSES. CEASE PETTING THAT DOG. YES, IT IS TIME TO TALK ABOUT MOZART. AND HAYDN. We are ginormously excited to bring you this episode, featuring jokes about butts (all courtesy of Wolfgang) and tales of menstruation (that one's on Joseph. Literally!) Enjoyyyyy Music Featured in this Episode: "Requiem in D Minor, K.626: 3.…
 
HOLD YOUR HORSES PAL - A SECOND EPISODE ON MODERN CLASSICAL MUSIC WHY HAVE YOU DONE THIS. I'll tell you why: because we think modern classical music is tickety-boo that's why. This episode we explore some more classical bangers from the last century, and frankly we think you're gonna love it. Enjoy! Music Featured In This Episode: "Overture Candide…
 
BEHOLD: ANCIENT FINNISH TINDER DATES, BEAUTIFUL SAWMILLS, WW2 EXTRAMARITAL CANOODLING AND THE MUSICAL EQUIVALENT OF THE VILLAGE BICYCLE. All this and more awaits your lovely ears in this episode of That Classical Podcast. Enjoy! Music Featured in this Episode: "Pohjola's Daughter" - Jean Sibelius "Andante Festivo" - Jean Sibelius "Symphony No. 6 in…
 
IF IT'S NOT BAROQUE DON'T FIX IT AMIRITE?! I'll leave. In this episode we shoot the Baroque breeze and tell you all about this trill-riddled, artsy-fartsy, misshapen pearl type period of music time. Enjoy! Music Featured in this Episode: "Che si può fare" - Barbara Strozzi "Suite for Solo Cello No.1 in G, BWV 1007: 1. Prélude" - J.S. Bach "Sonata i…
 
WHEN I SAY THE WORDS "MIGHTY HANDFUL", WHAT EXACTLY COMES TO MIND? ACTUALLY ON SECOND THOUGHT PLEASE DON'T ANSWER THAT QUESTION. To summarise, today we're talking about two prominent members of that mightiest of handfuls - Alexander Borodin and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov! Gird your loins for 60-second biographies, poorly summarised operas and puberty …
 
DID YOU KNOW THAT SOMETIMES WOMEN ALSO WRITE MUSIC AND IT'S EXCELLENT? WELL OK THEN THAT'S GREAT I WAS JUST CHECKING DON'T GIVE ME YOUR SASS. This episode we talk about the female of the species writing some absolute classical bangers over the past 1000 years. Enjoy! Music Featured in this Episode: "Ancient Suite" - Hildegarde von Bingen "Piano Son…
 
"CONCERTO? I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR YOUR WORD GAMES" is what some people might exclaim when they hear the word "concerto" because a) they don't have time for your word games and b) what actually IS a concerto? Well this episode we finally solve that great concerto-ey mystery - Enjoy! Music Featured in this Episode: "Concerto for Lute, 2 Violins and Co…
 
"IT'S NOT QUITE WIZZARD BUT IT'S ARGUABLY BETTER THAN WIZZARD" is what you're definitely gonna say after listening to this special festive episode of That Classical Podcast! Please enjoy our xmas offerings, and we'll catch you all in 2017. MEZZA CRIMBO EVERYBODY! Music Featured in this episode: "March" from The Nutcracker - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky…
 
SINGING IS, AS THEY SAY IN OLD COUNTRY, "THE NUTS". At least we think it is. That's why this episode we're talking all about choral music and all that not jazz. We also discuss brothels, breasts and Michael Caine. Enjoy! A special thank you to our friend Michael for helping us with the intro and stings this episode - THNKS. Music Featured in this e…
 
EPISODE 8 RHYMES WITH ONLY ONE THING: "IT'S TIME TO DO PIANO THINGS ABOUT THE... THE PIANO AND THE KEYS WITH THE DOOT DOOT AND PIANO TIME" Yes folks you heard me right, it's time to unveil the secrets of that ebony and ivory goddess, the pianee. Come with us on a journey through time and space but mainly time. ENJOY! Music featured in this episode:…
 
"NEEDS MORE GOBLIN." If you've ever thought this about anything at all, then number 7 is the episode for you. We've got goblin grots, STDs, water bucket deafness and more! You are welcome. Music featured in this episode: "Ave Maria" - Franz Schubert "Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D.759: Allegro moderato" - Franz Schubert "Symphony No. 5 in C minor: Al…
 
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