Decomposed with Jade Simmons

By American Public Media

What's Decomposed with Jade Simmons about?

Decomposed breaks down the stories that have shaped classical music, from secrets and scandals to sheer acts of 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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“There is only one Beethoven”


Everybody knows the Beethoven story: He’s a brilliant composer who faced hearing loss; a genius who couldn’t listen to his own masterpieces. But there’s a different way to consider the story we think we know.

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