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Our greatest actors transport us through the magic of fiction, one short story at a time. Sometimes funny. Always moving. Selected Shorts connects you to the world with a rich diversity of voices from literature, film, theater, and comedy. New episodes every Thursday. Produced and distributed by Symphony Space.
 
The Podcast for Conductors and Students. On Podium Time we interview professional, established, and emerging conductors and conducting teachers from orchestras, symphonies, ballets, operas, and bands around the globe. We dig into the weeds of score study, rehearsal, leadership, musicianship, education, classical and contemporary composers, and all the things that they don't teach us in school. Classical music perspectives from the podium and the classroomPlease visit PodiumTimePod.wordpress. ...
 
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 ...
 
Founded by Jerry Gardner in 1971, the Metropolitan Wind Symphony comprises over 70 talented woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists who audition for membership and seating. It makes a significant contribution to the cultural life of the Greater Boston community by providing its audiences with high quality concerts and its members with opportunities for musical growth.
 
Good Morning Night Vale is the official Welcome to Night Vale recap show, hosted by cast members Meg Bashwiner, Symphony Sanders, and Hal Lublin. Each week, our hosts do a deep dive into one episode of Welcome to Night Vale, starting with the very first episode from 2012. Episodes feature interviews with the cast and creators, revealing origin stories, behind-the-scenes trivia, and more never-before-heard information. Listeners are invited to share their thoughts, comments, and questions via ...
 
Well, I am one of those wanderers who make 9/10 decisions wrong but couldn't have been better. A proud human of a golden retriever and a survived mechanical engineer :) I write but if it's good, it's me... If not, it's alcohol. This is my first podcast, please have fun listening and give feedback :) It's a daydreamer's dream! :)
 
Sticky Notes is a classical music podcast for everyone, whether you are just getting interested in classical music for the first time, or if you've been listening to it and loving it all your life. Interviews with great artists, in depth looks at pieces in the repertoire, and both basic and deep dives into every era of music. Classical music is absolutely for everyone, so let's start listening!
 
Like that OTHER composer with a similar name (but without the syphillis), Mosart212 (aka Maria JoséButter, aka Boston Blackie) is a prolific creator of bad-ass funky symphonies for the post-modern era. While he’s a DJ’s DJ, he’s also so much more: composer, rabblerouser, crate-digger, beatsmith, Baseball Fury, teacher, curator, writer, bargain-hunter, philosopher, boogaloo shrimp, hep cat, and all-around artiste. Symphony Sessions is a weekly foray into the mind of Mr. Mosart212. One week yo ...
 
The San Francisco Symphony’s American Orchestra Forum brings together voices from diverse cultural perspectives and the general public to explore the 21st-century American orchestra. Topics include how orchestras connect with their communities; how orchestras balance creativity and innovation with artistic traditions and practices; and what orchestras can learn about changing audience patterns and engagement strategies from looking outside their own industry.
 
Nine conversations about Beethoven's nine symphonies. Bramwell Tovey - Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra - and CBC Radio 2's Bill Richardson consider these mighty works and talk about what makes them so powerful. Tovey illustrates passages on the piano. CBC Radio 2 will broadcast performances by Tovey and the VSO daily starting March 31 2008. The concerts are available for streaming at Concerts on Demand.
 
Join host Sean Rice (Second Clarinet, NAC Orchestra) as he explores the world of classical music and its great composers. In this series of audio programmes you can look forward to hearing insightful commentary about upcoming NAC Orchestra programmes as well as musical excerpts and interviews with NACO musicians and guest artists.
 
Planetary Radio brings you the human adventure across our solar system and beyond. We visit each week with the scientists, engineers, leaders, advocates and astronauts who are taking us across the final frontier. Regular features raise your space IQ while they put a smile on your face. Join host Mat Kaplan and Planetary Society colleagues including Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bruce Betts, and Emily Lakdawalla as they dive deep into the latest space news. The monthly Space Policy Edition takes ...
 
The ability to hold a person's attention through music without text over a long span of time requires enormous contrasts, invention, discipline, and knowledge. A Symphony is an attempt to fuse the very best of extremely diverse elements of music and pay tribute to the millions of different sounds and forms and contents and cultures which music can show us. The Symphony is a musical democracy through which every kind and possibility of music's meaning is sounded together in dialogue with one ...
 
A podcast that's all about music and the musical life Have you ever had a burning question about music, orchestras and the musical life that you really wanted to ask but didn’t know who or how? Now you can, with the CSO’s ‘Ask a Musician’ Q & A panel and the new bi-monthly podcast. We’ll answer your questions. Nothing is too serious or too bizarre. Simply email your questions to marketing@cso.co.nz with the name or alias that you wish to use, and your gender.
 
Founded in 1891, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is consistently hailed as one of the greatest orchestras in the world. In collaboration with the best conductors and guest artists on the international music scene, the CSO performs well over one hundred concerts each year at its downtown home, Symphony Center, and at the Ravinia Festival on Chicago’s North Shore, where it is in residency each summer. Music lovers outside Chicago enjoy the sounds of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra through best-s ...
 
Do you want a calm, cool, and "no-surprise" kind of life? Then this might not be the show for you. My Symphony Of Life is all about the challenges and rewards of being a middle-class mom and managing a family & home, job, pets, school activities, and helping run a production company and podcast network. Not for the faint of heart...Ana helps show you how to maintain control of a busy life and still have time to pursue your own passions and dreams.
 
A regular podcast series of interviews and music, performed and curated by London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. With interviews with the people behind the music, information about upcoming concerts, and excerpts from the RPO's extensive back catalogue, this podcast is the easiest way to get inside one of the world's leading orchestras. For tickets and further information, visit www.rpo.co.uk.
 
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Symphonie Fantastique, which was written just 3 years after Beethoven’s death, redefined what music could portray. Its color, fire, narrative arc, vulgarity, descriptiveness, and drug-induced hysteria put it in a class of its own in the classical music world. As Leonard Bernstein said: "Berlioz tells it like it is. You take a trip, you wind up scre…
 
Welcome to the first episode of Symphony Of Discussion...The Songs Of Megadeth! In this episode, Peter Hallay and Greg Persson (The Hammer MMA Radio) start off with the very first Megadeth song ever, Last Rites / Loved To Deth, off of the very first Megadeth album, Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good! It's a twisted tale of boy meets gir…
 
Symphony No. 36 in E♭ MajorSymphony No. 37 in C MajorSymphony No. 38 in C Major, "Echo"Symphony No. 39 in G minor, "Tempesta di mare"Symphony No. 40 in F MajorPurchase the music (without talk) at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p1212/Haydn%3A_Symphonies_36_-_40.htmlYour purchase helps to support our show!Classical Music Discoveries is sponsor…
 
Sister Symphonie Giao-Huong Ngo of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word tells us about moving to Houston, changing her life plans, and the process of becoming a nun. In The Pews is a show that features the lives and inspirational stories of some of the church’s faithful servants. Visit our YouTube channel at http://bit.do/inthepews. Connect…
 
Joining Creator Talks is Brandon Montclaire who has written a graphic novel anthology with Frank Marraffino titled Ludwig van Beethoven - The Final Symphony (Z2 Comics). It features dozens of artists and sports a cover by David Mack. 2020 was the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven. We discuss Beethoven's influence on pop culture and cite a few …
 
Composer Amanda Lee Falkenberg has created The Moons Symphony. You’ll hear excerpts from each of its 7 movements. They are inspired by and evoke 7 of our solar system’s smaller, unique worlds. Joining Amanda are her advisors and friends, artist and International Space Station astronaut Nicole Stott and Cassini mission project scientist Linda Spilke…
 
Her husband is on a mission and has been completely loyal. Meanwhile, the wife has not as she has had a torrid love affair. Now he returns from his mission. The love affair is over and she knows that her love for her husband is all she wants from life. But now she must tell her husband what has happened in his absence. Will he forgive her or will t…
 
RIPPLING, a new album by composer Robert Morris. Morris recorded the album live at a “Summer at Eastman Concert” in Hatch Recital Hall, in Rochester, NY.Purchase the music (without talk) at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p831/Rippling.htmlYour purchase helps to support our show!Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica Internatio…
 
Fusion lovers will enjoy the debut of oboist Margaret Herlehy in this fresh, new collection of Latin-inspired jazz. Uniquely, the oboe is the central instrument in each composition. Herlehy not only meets the demands of such a challenge but exceeds them. “Choro Negro” is a prime example. To the ear, it should register as Brazilian or even French, b…
 
As a 4th generation musician Erik-Peter Mortensen (AKA Erik or EP) started singing professionally since the age of 9, first at the Metropolitan & New York City Opera Children's Choruses, and then in many professional choirs through the present (most recently with the Schola of St. Agnes Church, in midtown Manhattan. Having naturally developed a pas…
 
Maykel Elizade’s SOUTH COUNTY makes the case for becoming the definitive collection of son cubano. Building on a Cuban tres foundation, this recording takes listeners on a sonic tour of the island nation. Cultural standards “Corazon Rebelde” and “Gracias a La Vida” are interwoven with Elizarde’s own compositions including the “Condado Sur.” The alb…
 
Guest host Kevin Kwan presents stories on themes he’s been interested in ever since F. Scott Fitzgerald inspired him to start writing as a teen—the nature of privilege, and the obsession with appearance and social status. In “Little Miss International Goodwill” by Doretta Lau, a young girl doesn’t seem to fit in at home or at school. The story is p…
 
Composer and sound artist Rob Mackay traces the migratory route of the monarch butterfly, from the Great Lakes in Canada to the forests of Mexico, via the shifting coastal landscape of the eastern shores of Virginia. Along the route of this sonic road-movie Rob meets people working to protect this extraordinary species: Darlene Burgess, a conservat…
 
SMALL STONES showcases Dr. Nancy Zipay Desalvo’s exploration into both minute and immense concepts. Recorded on solo piano, DeSalvo performs the compositions translating the compressed beauty of Jason Tad Howard and the expansive universe of Daniel Perttu.Purchase the music (without talk) at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p827/Small_Stones.h…
 
La battaglia di Legnano (The Battle of Legnano) is an opera in four acts, with music by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian-language libretto by Salvadore Cammarano. It was based on the play La Bataille de Toulouse by Joseph Méry, later the co-librettist of Don Carlos.Purchase the music (without talk) at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p825/Verdi%3A…
 
Mexican composer Felipe Pérez Santiago introduces the follow up to his 2013 album, Mantis with his first release, FORMIKA, an album of chamber music. Pérez Santiago continues his series with a vast notational layering and timing propelled by traditional instrumentation. Masterful playing by choice ensembles like Tamayo and Onix, create a particular…
 
Rutty's captivating compositions, inspired by Latin and world music as well as classical styles, showcases the intensity and diversity of rhythm, melody, and mood.Purchase the music (without talk) at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p822/Exhaling_Space.htmlYour purchase helps to support our show!Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La M…
 
(Originally published in 2017). Even though it's not a universal favorite among presidents, "Hail to the Chief" remains their official entrance theme. WRTI's Meridee Duddleston has more on the origin of the march that begins with the ultimate in fanfare, not three, but four "Ruffles and Flourishes."By Meridee Duddleston
 
Composer Mark John McEncroe's latest album MUSICAL IMAGES FOR PIANO presents a theater of the mind, performed with a delicacy that is both melancholic and nostalgic. Rather than attempting to shatter musical boundaries, McEncroe focuses on the introspective, letting the listener’s stories and memories give the music its own unique life.Purchase the…
 
Verdi's rarely performed masterpiece "I masnadieri" (The Bandit)A man becomes involved with a group of bandits. However, his innocent and highly moral fiance also becomes intrigued. How he deals with the situation is unique and heartbreaking.Performed by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice and recorded by Classical Music Discoveries.Purchase the …
 
In light of all the musical beauty and palpable excellence of this new release, it is hard to tell whose merit it is: the Chamber Singers', or conductor David Holdhusen's? Most likely, the answer lies within the question: One cannot tell, because all elements of this recording – composers named and unnamed, the choir singers, the conductor – work s…
 
The 2020 Mars Rover will reach the Red Planet on February 18th after many months in the relative quiet of space. It will then undergo a true trial by fire as it descends to the surface. Jet Propulsion Lab systems engineer and his colleagues hope it will arrive as successfully as its sister Curiosity did in 2012. He tells host Mat Kaplan what to exp…
 
Use code "spit1020" at checkout to receive $500 off the purchase of a brand new instrument through January 31st! www.houghtonhorns.com Dennis Houghton earned his Bachelor’s degree in music performance at California State University, Long Beach, where he studied horn with Fred Fox. He went on to post-graduate study at HFM Detmold (Germany) with Mich…
 
In this episode we interview two NSA Cryptologists, Marcus J. Carey and Jeff Man. We hear their story of how they got into the NSA and what they did while there. To hear more stories from Jeff tune into Paul’s Security Weekly where Jeff is a regular co-host and shares a lot of stories and insights. Marcus has written several books on security. They…
 
On CROSSWIND, flutist Erin Helgeson Torres and saxophonist Michael Rene Torres, who have performed as Tower Duo since 2007, deliver a stunning set of performances that utilize flute and saxophone. Each performance evokes a sensory or psychological experience as wide-ranging as the various sensations encountered in a wet, humid environment, or the j…
 
WHEN THE SOUL SPEAKS demonstrates the abilities of The Bonifantes Boys Choir and Jan Jirásek through the performance of Latin Christian masses, Buddhist mantras and Quran excerpts, and traditional Czech hymns -- together presenting the idea that different religions and cultural customs can stand together side by side.Purchase the music (without tal…
 
Prima la musica e poi le parole (First the music and then the words) is an opera in one act by Antonio Salieri to a libretto by Giovanni Battista Casti. The work was first performed on 7 February 1786 in Vienna, following a commission by the Emperor Joseph II. The opera (more specifically, a divertimento teatrale) was first performed at one end of …
 
GREAT SOUTHERN LAND marks trumpeter Phillip Chase Hawkins’ recording debut. Hawkins’ decision to present the music of internationally renowned composer Brendan Collins in both duo and trio configurations clearly illustrates the exceptional synergy that exists between composer and artist. Each piece presents a unique scene, from Australian bushrange…
 
PIECES OF MIND AND MATTER features five-string duos in chronological order of their creation, though even the precise instrumental set-up of the individual parts betrays long, careful thought. With the mathematical precision and analytical construction in PIECES OF MIND AND MATTER, it would be hard to dispute that mathematics and music do indeed go…
 
Listener Charlotte has been rewatching “The Sopranos” and the punches keep hitting her ear. Why do Hollywood wallops sound so punched up? Foley artist and Emmy Award-winning sound editor Joanna Fang shares her punch recipe. Plus, do real-life investigators actually connect the dots with red string and thumbtacks? Retired FBI agent Jerri Williams so…
 
The idea for THE JOHN PSATHAS PERCUSSION PROJECT: VOLUME ONE began in 2013 with John Psathas’ piano and gamelan piece Waiting: Still which Omar Carmenates arranged for percussion trio. While unknown at the time, this arrangement launched a five-year-long relationship that culminates in Carmenates’ debut.Purchase the music (without talk) at:http://w…
 
“Music is a game we play… It is to be respected, but not to be taken too seriously. It belongs to all of us. It is ours to create and recreate, to mess around with, as long as we give credit.” In his own words, Toker expresses the freedom that can be found within the written page of every musical score. A whole world can be discovered, rediscovered…
 
Matthew Burtner presents the haunting beauty of GLACIER MUSIC, an electroacoustic collection featuring the Alaskan natural landscape as the central instrument. with the sounds of snow, trickling streams, and the cracks, pops and thunder as glaciers break apart and fall. Burtner, who was born in Alaska and grew up among the glaciers, also sculpts sc…
 
Composer David Carpenter’s debut, FROM THE VALLEY OF BACA, features three works that illustrate the expansive scope of his compositional style. From the lyrical Trio to the powerfully poetic title work for baritone and piano, to the romantically-inclined Sonata, FROM THE VALLEY OF BACA demonstrates the composer’s ability to express his artistic vis…
 
Inspired by poetry and prose, composer Mark Volker’s latest release YOUNG PROMETHEUS is about reactions. From the philosophical reaction to the “Three Quotations" to the physical reactions in “Echoes of Yesterday," Volker creates an atmosphere that both conveys the optimistic and ominous.Purchase the music (without talk) at:http://www.classicalsavi…
 
This latest record is a treasure trove of piano music by the late composer and pianist Sara Feigin. Led by Carmela O’Flaherty, the composer’s daughter, the project consists nearly entirely of previously unperformed and unrecorded works for piano. Pianist Benjamin Goodman masterfully interprets her vibrant, virtuosic music.Purchase the music (withou…
 
Up-and-coming composer Peter Dayton makes his debut with the release of Notes to Loved Ones, an album of works for piano and strings. Dayton’s style of composition is heavily influenced by people with whom he is fascinated and their works of art.Purchase the music (without talk) at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p794/Notes_to_Loved_Ones.html…
 
Timothy Lee Miller presents SOMETHING MORE, eight original jazz compositions that explore the unique relationships that the composer has with his family. Expanding upon something as simple as a photograph or a memory, Miller's noir-influenced jazz expands his reflections beyond words, and instead creates story through moods.Purchase the music (with…
 
Karkanawi PromoPurchase the music (without talk) at:http://www.classicalsavings.storeYour purchase helps to support our show!Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber.@khedgecock#ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepClassicalMusicAlive#LaMusicaFestival #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofVenice #CMDParisPhilha…
 
SPOON HANGING FROM MY NOSE, the debut album by composer J.A. Kawarsky, combines spirit and wit with compositions that dance between tender and strikingly agitated. With works for orchestra, some composed by Kawarsky and others originally by Brahms but arranged and reimagined by Kawarsky, the album as a whole is a triumphant entrance into the full a…
 
Using the sounds of handmade paper, electronics, and surf guitar among others, Ted Coffey composes a sometimes fragile, sometimes brutal order that swings from textualism to song. Written for dance, both fixed media and live computer-mediated performance, Coffey’s music feels spontaneous without sacrificing finely calculated craft.Purchase the musi…
 
MANY NEW TRAILS TO BLAZE showcases three musicians in an intellectually driven, globally inspired set of compositions. Each work, from the genre-crossing Sonata for Three to the tonal balancing act in Flying Over Water, presses boundaries, and the three instruments work together to draw every ounce of potentiality from the notes.Purchase the music …
 
While New Zealand guitarist and composer Campbell Ross cites influences as varied as Claude Bolling, Manuel Ponce and Benjamin Britten when discussing the works featured on CONCERTANTE, it is clear that his own distinctive style is manifested throughout the album. Purchase the music (without talk) at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p780/Conce…
 
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