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Decomposed with Jade Simmons
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 stars from 1,530 ratings
Symphony for a Starving City
Usual cold war anti-communist American slant poisons the memory of the incredible heroism and patriotism of Shostakovich, Leningraders and the Soviet peoples. If you ever get to Petersburg forget the Faberge eggs and go out to the incredibly moving Piskarevsoe Memorial cemetery where 2 million...Read full review »
Flyalot1 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/21/21
Fantastic series!
Please continue producing this informative and enjoyable series.
BirdGMom via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/01/21
Such a great in to appreciating music more! Shostakovich one also made me cry.
Rhhehebe via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/30/21
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