Classical music can be intimidating to newcomers and frequent concertgoers alike. Attention to Detail introduces practical techniques for finding meaning, enjoyment, and confidence in the process of listening to classical music that everyone can use, regardless of background.
Scene Breakdown: Mozart‘s Magic Flute
38:33On this episode, we take a deep dive and look at one scene from Mozart's Magic Flute, the quintet from Act 1. We examine Mozart's unique ability to change musical characters quickly, his use of text painting, and his progressive approach to harmony that was far ahead of his time. Remember to rate, review, and subscribe! www.attentiontodetailpod.com
Opera SparkNotes: Mussorgsky‘s Boris Godunov
54:12On 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! www.attentiontodetailpod.com Remember to rate, review, and subscribe!
Opera Sparknotes: Salome, Part 2
44:32We 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! www.attentiontodetailpod.com Remember to review, rate, and subscribe to the podcast! It helps us to get out to as many listeners as possible, and we really appreciate it.
Opera Sparknotes: Salome, Part 1
51:15On 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! Remember to review, rate, and subscribe to the podcast! www.attentiontodetailpod.com
Top 10: John Williams Edition
48:58On 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! Remember to rate, review, and subscribe! www.attentiontodetailpod.com
A Hundred Episodes: A Musical Celebration
50:56In 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! Also, check out our new blog!! Found here: https://www.attentiontodetailpod.com/blog
What to Expect in a Symphony: Fourth Movements
41:09We 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. www.attentiontodetailpod.com Keep an eye out for our new blog, coming soon to our website, and remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the pod!
What to Expect in a Symphony: Third Movements
33:38On 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? www.attentiontodetailpod.com Remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you like the podcast!
What to Expect in a Symphony: Slow Movements
39:17On 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. www.attentiontodetailpod.com
What to Expect in a Symphony: First Movements
50:29On 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! www.attentiontodetailpod.com