Adults

Looking for some great classical music learning resources for adults? Look no further! We're working on keeping this page up to date as we find new and relevant content to add. Got a suggestion? Let us know!

YouTube/Videos

Virtuoso Maxim Vengerov, Classic FM's Artist in Residence, names the five violin pieces he judges to be the most difficult of all time...

How do you end a piece of music well? Composer David Bruce takes a look at some great (and not so great!) examples. Do you agree with his thoughts?

Many people don't know how to follow a symphony, or how the best composers wrote and structured their works. Inside The Score is here to help! Check out the FREE "14 pieces" course, too!

Jumping into the world of classical music can be overwhelming, given the near 6-centuries-worth of music available. Nick Douglas shows you where to start.

Opera can be about absolutely anything. This is a (short) comedy opera about root vegetables, with a happy recitative and a tragic aria.

What if you could control a live orchestra with a remote control?

This video focuses on how music is structured and built into forms such as Sonata Form, Rondo Form, and Preludes, using musical seeds, or motifs, and musical arguments to form a fully expressive piece of music from simple musical ideas.

Bach's G major prelude has captivated cellists and music lovers for years. Cellist Alisa Weilerstein deconstructs it.

Podcasts/Audio

Case Notes, winner of the British Podcast Awards' "Best True Crime Podcast", is a true crime podcast like no other. Presenter Tim Lihoreau delves into the darkest mysteries and murkiest stories from the history of music. 

Learn about the stories behind different classical music works, the composer and what inspired them to compose that music, and get the host's opinion on the piece!

Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast is for anyone who loves classical music, or is just getting ready to dive in for the very first time.

Performances To Watch

A visual representation of one of Schubert's greatest songs by the Schubert Project (www.oxfordlieder.co.uk)

Pianist Yuja Wang and the Berlin Philharmonic play Prokofiev's third piano concerto - a work full of virtuosity, magic, and much more!

Tosca is a political thriller, set in Rome in June 1800. The plot centres around three main characters – singer Floria Tosca, her lover Mario Cavaradossi (a painter and republican) and the corrupt Chief of Police, Baron Scarpia.

L'Histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale) is a theatrical work "to be read, played, and danced" by three actors and one or several dancers, accompanied by a septet of instruments.

Books/E-books

Coming soon! 

Other Stuff

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Concert Roulette is a new way of discovering classical music. Simply click to start and you’ll be presented with a video of a concert!

What if you could hear color? Explore Vassily Kandinsky’s synesthesia and “play” his pioneering masterpiece, Yellow-Red-Blue, with the help of machine learning.

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