Classical Chats from CPR Classical

Classical Chats draw the listener in through compelling, brief and unique insights into classical music. The series, featuring conductor Scott O'Neil, gives context to a specific piece of music or musical idea by sharing what makes it worth hearing and why it matters today.

You can hear O’Neil’s insights in short vignettes called “Classical Chats,” which air during regular programming and on Fridays at 1 p.m. Check back here to watch or listen to all of Scott O'Neil's chats.

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Scott O'Neil on Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4. It's a musical and mythical adventure. View more Classical Chats.

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Audio: Scott O'Neil On Mozart and Allegri's 'Miserere'

Audio: Scott O'Neil On Beethoven, 'Prometheus' and 'Eroica'

Audio: Scott O'Neil On Debussy's Reaction to Bach, Beethoven and Mozart

Audio: Scott O'Neil On Mendelssohn's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Audio: Scott O'Neil On 'O Come, O Come Emmanuel'

Audio: Scott O'Neil On The Creation of Bach's 'Well-Tempered Clavier'

Audio: Scott O'Neil On Antonin Dvorak's 'New World' Symphony

Audio: Scott O'Neil On Claude Debussy And Dissonance

Audio: Scott O'Neil On Claude Debussy And Claude Monet

Audio: Scott O'Neil On Claude Debussy And Harmony

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