Karla Walker and Scott O'Neil, hosts of "The Great Composers," in the CPR Performance Studio.

(Photo: CPR/Brad Turner)

CPR Classical is proud to announce its newest podcast, The Great Composers. It’s an intimate look at the people who wrote some of the greatest music ever.

Each episode features unique insights from CPR Classical host Karla Walker and conductor Scott O’Neil. Scott and Karla explore an important composer’s human side -- the struggles, aspirations and triumphs of some of history’s most brilliant musicians.

The new series kicks off with a five-chapter look at the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart that drew a great response from listeners when it aired on CPR Classical earlier this year. Scott and Karla will feature more composers in future chapters.

Subscribe to The Great Composers from CPR Classical in the NPR Podcast Directory to receive the first episodes when they’re released in September. And click the audio node above to hear a preview.

In the meantime, check out CPR Classical’s other podcasts: Centennial Sounds, featuring Colorado performances of music by 21st-century composers; and The Beethoven 9 @ 9, exploring the life of Ludwig van Beethoven through his symphonies.