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This classical music podcast explores the history and lives of some of western classical music's most famous composers and musicians. Classical music is filled with very colorful personalities and riddled with drama of all kinds, from political intrigue to failed romances and everything in between. Through the course of the show, we will discuss composers and musicians from the distant past all the way to the present, beginning with the greatest, JS Bach. -Please rate, review, and subscribe ...
 
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Ep 42(b) - It is early 1865. Brahms's mother has just passed away. Filled with emotion he grudgingly moves from winter to spring, entering a long period of deep and private mourning during which he would retreat into himself for a time in order to gather his thoughts and energies, and orient them toward a grand act of artistic creation in which he …
 
Ep. 42(a) - It is late November 1862. We find Johannes Brahms in Vienna making a great success of himself for once but reeling from a devastating blow given him by the musical establishment of Hamburg. He will try to pick himself up and carry on with his work, compartmentalizing the tenderness he felt for one place from the bitterness for the other…
 
In Ep. 41 Johannes Brahms continues his toil, conducing the ladies' choir, playing concerts, and composing; working to build a life and career brick by brick with the sweat of his brow and the help of his friends. He hoped for a permanent position in Hamburg that would lead to a settled, traditional life and some financial security. Brahms's effort…
 
Brian McTernan is a record producer most known for his work in the hardcore and punk scenes where he has worked with artists such as Thrice, Circa Survive, Hot Water Music, Bane, and many more out of his studio, Salad Days, in Baltimore. He’s also a guitar player and singer who has performed with his own bands, Battery and Be Well. IN THIS EPISODE,…
 
Kevin Churko is a Canadian engineer, producer and song writer best known for his work with artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Disturbed, Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch, Shania Twain, and countless others. Between growing up in a musical family and having had the opportunity to work under famed producer Mutt Lange, Kevin has dedicated his life to w…
 
Fredrik Nordstrom is a producer, engineer, and mixer based out of Sweden, where he owns and operates Studio Fredman. He has worked many of the leading melodic death metal and power metal bands, including At The Gates, Arch Enemy, In Flames, and Opeth. He is considered by many in the metal community to be one of the top producers in the genre as wel…
 
Tim O’Sullivan is an engineer, producer who has worked with many amazing artists including Leonard Cohen, Karen O, Rayland Baxter, Billy Corgan, SWMRS, Fidlar and so many more. He has had quite the career in audio so far; having worked at Undertone Audio where he was responsible for wiring consoles and cables, to becoming the studio manager at Eric…
 
Lance Prenc is a producer and engineer from Australia who is known for his work in the metalcore genre. Having worked with bands like Alpha Wolf and Dealer, he has very quickly established himself in the scene as an engineer who pays great attention to detail in order to get amazing results. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT: The importance of a …
 
Dan Korneff is a ultra-talented producer, mixer, and engineer who has worked with many prominent rock bands including Breaking Benjamin, Paramore, My Chemical Romance, Lamb Of God, and so many more. In addition to engineering, Dan also has a plugin company, Korneff Audio, that produces amazing tools for engineers to use in their mixes. IN THIS EPIS…
 
Zakk Cervini is a Grammy-nominated producer and mixing engineer who has worked with artists like Blink-182, All Time Low, Good Charlotte, 5 Seconds Of Summer, and many more. He is well known for being a very versatile engineer in the studio. His persistence and eagerness to constantly learn and adapt to the changing musical landscape is one of his …
 
Recently, I was a guest on episode 193 of the Recording Studio Rockstars podcast with Lij Shaw. In this episode we covered a lot of ground about the process of recording and mixing music. I also shared some of my story and background, which I haven’t previously discussed on the Master Your Mix Podcast. Thankfully, Lij was gracious enough to let me …
 
In ep. 40 we find Johannes Brahms struggling to recover and learn from the defeat of his D minor Piano Concerto at Leipzig's Gewandhaus in January 1859. Despite nearing mastery in his craft and the untiring support of his friends he was yet unable to find a consistently appreciative audience. Success and failure, ridicule and praise, applause and h…
 
I'm pleased to welcome to the show Rebecca Smithorn, cover conductor and lecturer with the National Philharmonic. Rebecca is host of the NatPhil's YouTube series "Composers in Crisis" which takes a look at composers whose lives and art were transformed by times of global crisis. In our interview we talk about several composers in crisis: Beethoven,…
 
Jay Maas is a producer and engineer based out of Boston known for his work with many artists in the hardcore and punk genres. He has worked with bands such as Bane, State Champs, Citizen, Title Fight, Defeater and more. In addition to his audio skills, Jay also has a background in computer science. This has led to him creating technology aimed at h…
 
Jamie King is a producer, mixing and mastering engineer who’s production style has helped to define some of the biggest prog-metal bands of today. Having worked with artists like Between The Buried And Me and the Contortionist, Jamie has firmly established his footprint in the genre. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT: Working with programmed drum…
 
Kris Crummett is a record producer and mastering engineer known for his amazing work in the metalcore, post hardcore, and rock scenes. He has worked with artists such as Dance Gavin Dance, Sleeping With Sirens, Issues, and many more. He also owns Interlace Audio, which is a fantastic studio located in Portland, Oregon. His productions are well know…
 
In Ep. 38 we pick up with Johannes Brahms and Clara Schumann in the weeks following Robert Schumann's death in July 1856, trying to make sense of their relationship and love. They have a crucial, incredibly difficult decision to make and its consequences will color the rest of their lives. All the while, Brahms struggles to complete his first piano…
 
Compression is a super powerful tool to use while mixing music; however, when used incorrectly, it can ruin your tracks and create more work for you. Inside of this episode, I'll share the top three compression mistakes I see people making so that you can avoid them and create better mixes. Download the FREE Compression Cheat Sheet here: https://ma…
 
Matt Allison is a record producer based around the Chicago area who specializes in recording punk bands. He has produced bands such as Alkaline Trio, Less Than Jake, The Lawrence Arms, Masked Intruder, The Menzingers, and so many more. His approach to punk music is very different than most modern pop-punk producers. His sound can be described as en…
 
David Bendeth is a multi-platinum, award winning producer who has worked with artists such as Paramore, Breaking Benjamin, Bring Me The Horizon, and so many more. His journey has been full of many twists and turns and has led him to wearing many different hats in the music industry - from being an artist, A&R rep, producer, writer, and many more. D…
 
Stay healthy and well! Ep. 37 – In late 1853, having impressed important musicians across Germany, especially Robert and Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms planned for the publication of his first opuses. His star was rising in the musical world and he had much to be proud of, but a terrible tragedy loomed on the horizon which threatened to derail his…
 
In this special episode "Antonio Stradivari, and the Violin Makers of Cremona" we explore the lives of Cremona's greatest violin makers. Cremona's violin making tradition began with Andrea Amati in the mid-16th century, and lasted until the death of Giuseppe Guarneri "del Gesù" some two hundred years later. In between these two men came many remark…
 
Ep. 35 - In April 1853, Johannes Brahms left Hamburg with the Hungarian violinist Eduard Reményi for a short concert tour of North German towns. After performing in small venues and for small crowds to great success, the duo decided to try their luck in Hanover. There they met one of the most important musicians of the day, who sent them visit anot…
 
In Ep. 34 we see Johannes Brahms complete his adolescence and become a young adult. Along the way he is tested severely, leading a double life as a serious music student by day and dance hall pianist by night. Delicate and prone to migraines as a youth, this taxing work nearly ruined Johannes's physical and mental health. But as always, in times of…
 
In Ep. 33, The Life of Johannes Brahms, pt. 1 "A Cup Half Full" we meet the great composer's father, Johann Jakob Brahms. Jakob was a versatile musician who could play several instruments. He wasn't the most talented of musicians, but he was determined to succeed. In 1826 he went to Hamburg and began working as a lowly beer-fiddler. After establish…
 
In this introduction to the life of Johannes Brahms we rhapsodize on key themes in the great composer's life, and begin to sketch his unique position in the history of music. ---------------- Try nkoda for free! https://www.nkoda.com They have all the digital sheet music you could ever need right on one app. Find it in your favorite app store. I us…
 
Ep. 31 sees our Bach saga come to an end. We meet Sebastian Bach's grandson, Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst, the last musician of his line. Then we see how the family legacy was carried on by those who were Bach's in spirit but not name. Finally, we follow a few members of the family as they spread to other parts of Europe and then America. Music heard in…
 
In Ep. 30, we see Johann Christian Bach round out his time in Italy by planning a new trip to London. While in London, he became immensely famous and was even given a position in the royal household of King George III and his Queen, Charlotte. Johann Christian, or as he preferred to be called, John, enjoyed a swift rise to fame. It lasted for nearl…
 
In Ep. 29 we follow the Great Bach's youngest son, Johann Christian born 1735, from his childhood to the early years of his maturity. Christian was one of the most brilliant and successful musicians the Bach family ever produced and he achieved a level of fame none of them ever did during their lifetimes. Christian was unique in his family and neve…
 
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