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Decomposed with Jade Simmons
Decomposed with Jade Simmons

Decomposed with Jade Simmons

American Public Media

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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.

Latest Episodes

Introducing Decomposed with Jade Simmons

Coming April 16, Decomposed breaks down the stories that have shaped classical music. Hosted by pianist Jade Simmons, this new podcast will change the way you hear the notes.

2 MINAPR 3
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Introducing Decomposed with Jade Simmons

“A fallen, abominable, wicked girl”

Clara Schumann was a child prodigy turned international sensation — when she never should have been on stage at all. This is the story of a woman who was born to play, and refused to stop.

41 MINAPR 16
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“A fallen, abominable, wicked girl”

Oil, meet fire

Richard Strauss and his wife Pauline de Ahna are often described as artist and muse. But you’ve never met a muse like Pauline. One of Strauss’ greatest musical masterpieces was ripped straight from the most scandalous moment of their marriage. For a complete list of the music in this episode, as well as recommended reading, visit decomposedshow.org

32 MINAPR 23
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Oil, meet fire

Latest Episodes

Introducing Decomposed with Jade Simmons

Coming April 16, Decomposed breaks down the stories that have shaped classical music. Hosted by pianist Jade Simmons, this new podcast will change the way you hear the notes.

2 MINAPR 3
Comments
Introducing Decomposed with Jade Simmons

“A fallen, abominable, wicked girl”

Clara Schumann was a child prodigy turned international sensation — when she never should have been on stage at all. This is the story of a woman who was born to play, and refused to stop.

41 MINAPR 16
Comments
“A fallen, abominable, wicked girl”

Oil, meet fire

Richard Strauss and his wife Pauline de Ahna are often described as artist and muse. But you’ve never met a muse like Pauline. One of Strauss’ greatest musical masterpieces was ripped straight from the most scandalous moment of their marriage. For a complete list of the music in this episode, as well as recommended reading, visit decomposedshow.org

32 MINAPR 23
Comments
Oil, meet fire
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