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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!
 
Choir Baton is a podcast designed to engage people in stories, ideas, and inspiration stemming from their life and choir. Join your host, Beth Philemon, as she interviews singers, teacher conductors, instrumentalists, composers, and community members. What is so special about a group of people joining together with their voices? What is a choir? How are choirs unique in comparison to other areas of our lives? Why do people sing and what defines a good singer? Together we’ll ask questions and ...
 
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 ...
 
Here at Glissando we believe that classical music is for everyone. We share the compelling new releases and hidden gems we encounter, and we tell the stories that bring these works and composers to life. If you're new to classical music, we'll help you begin exploring. If you're already familiar with classical music, we'll keep you on your toes. Questions? Observations? Contact us at glissando@naxosusa.com.
 
Pathways is dedicated to telling the stories of some of our heroes for the french horn. From starting on the instrument, all the way up to the highest levels of our field, we all have one very important thing in common, and that's we all play the horn. What else do we have in common? Listen to find out!
 
Professor Carol mixes humor with history to bring you this entertaining series about music. From concerts, opera, and composers, to folk song collectors and singing parrots, Professor Carol tells it all – the whys, the whats, and the so whats. Get previews of the Cliburn Concerts, the Dallas Wind Symphony, and more.
 
What if we fail? What if we succeed? What if we keep imagining? These and other questions guide us through the ups and downs of a new initiative called Opera for All Voices. Join us as we explore the commission and creation of new operas and their connection to our industry, our communities, and our future. http://www.santafeopera.org
 
Join your hosts Robert Estrin and Mike Wood as they discuss everything and anything piano. This podcast covers a wide range of topics from piano lessons and techniques, general music questions, music theory, and insights into the piano industry featuring interviews with musicians as well as luminaries in the piano world. Robert is a concert pianist and Mike is his producer. Together they created the company Living Pianos which sells restored pianos all over the world. They have produced hund ...
 
Classical pianist and host Jonathan Tsay sits down with the various personalities that make up the classical music landscape. Through long-form interviews (and games), Between the Barlines explores each musician's complex path that led them to where they are now, and along the way gathers stories about extraordinary experiences in the field (good and bad) as well as revealing pieces of wisdom which have affected each of the guest's lives, in music and beyond.
 
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Flute 360 | Episode 127: “Adam Wolf’s Podcast Journey. Creative Ideas for Your Next Online Project!” (1:11:04) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Adam Wolf who is the podcast creator and host of Pathways! Adam shares his podcast journey and the many wonderful opportunities that have resulted from his online platform. Listen to today’s content to …
 
In 1919, the impresario Sergei Diaghilev came up with the idea of having Stravinsky write a ballet inspired by 18th century music by composers like Pergolesi. The result, Pulcinella, began a transformation of Stravinsky’s music. Stravinsky would later say: “Pulcinella was my discovery of the past, the epiphany through which the whole of my late wor…
 
This interview was conducted with two former students of mine: Maggie Hemedinger and Jonathan Pelletier. Jonathan is a senior civil engineering student at North Carolina State University and continues to sing in his university's ensemble. Maggie is a senior music education and Hispanic Studies major at East Carolina University. In this episode, the…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 126: “Dr. Garrett Hope’s Podcast Journey. Creative Ideas for Your Next Online Project!” (1:03:51) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Dr. Garrett Hope who is the podcast creator and host of the show, The Portfolio Composer! Not only is he a podcaster, but he is also a music coach, composer, and presenter. Garrett shares his pod…
 
The composer Carl Maria Von Weber called it the work of a madman. Clara Schumann’s father, Friedrich Wieck, called it the work of a drunk. Beethoven’s 7th symphony has been popular ever since its premiere, but as you can see, not everyone loved it. It is a piece that is dominated by a raucous joy that led Wagner to call it "the apotheosis of the da…
 
Long time friend and colleague, Troy Meeker, shares his experience with addressing the fear of failure in the choir classroom. How can we show students that it is okay to make mistakes? How can we show ourselves that it is okay to make mistakes? Taking the time to grapple with this makes us better musicians and better humans. We also discuss some o…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 125: “Jason Heath’s Podcast Journey. Creative Ideas for Your Next Online Project!” (1:20:49) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Jason Heath who is the podcast creator and host of Contrabass Conversations! Jason shares his podcast journey and the many wonderful opportunities that have resulted from his online platform. Listen t…
 
William Grant Still was a man of firsts. He was the first African American to to conduct a major symphony orchestra in the United States. In 1931, his first symphony became the first complete symphony ever performed by a major orchestra, and until 1950, that symphony was the most performed American symphony by ANY composer. Still’s music reflects a…
 
You don't want to talk about this, but we must. As we come to grips with rehearsing through a variety of digital and socially-distanced means, we must determine what "concerts" will look like in the future. Research indicates that more people are watching concerts live/ live-streaming these days (shocker) but once concerts are "reinstated" - resear…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 124: “Questions from the Audience on Navigating Our Virtual Flute World!” (16:32) In today’s episode, Heidi and Eric wrap-up Series 26 with Episode 124. If you have not done so already, please listen to Episodes 120-123 for the full package! Today, Eric answers questions from the audience. We talk about microphone attachments, a…
 
Eric Whitacre's latest work, for chorus, piano and cello, The Sacred Veil, was commissioned by the Los Angeles Master Chorale who give the first performance at Walt Disney Hall in February 2019. With Whitacre himself conducting, The Sacred Veil has been recorded by those first performers, and the album is now available from Signum Classics. Set to …
 
In 1783, Mozart wrote a letter to his father. He wrote, in part: "On Tuesday, November 4th, I am doing a concert in the theatre here and, as I have not a single symphony with me, I am writing a new one at break-neck speed, which must be finished by that time.” The date of that letter was October 31st. In 4 days, Mozart completed one of his most bel…
 
Keen to play her part in supporting the women and children suffering abuse and hardship in her native Mexico – a situation greatly worsened during the pandemic – the conductor Alondra de la Parra has created The Impossible Orchestra. Comprised of a stellar line-up of artists from 14 different countries – both orchestral players and soloists – The I…
 
New to the Choir Baton podcast? OG Choir Baton podcast listener? Somewhere in between? In this episode, I'm recapping the last 50 episodes to help you find which one you've forgotten about, where to start if you're not sure, or highlighting some of your favorite moments. Have a favorite episode? Let me know, I'd love to hear. A friendly reminder to…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 123: “Tech Equipment Setup for Flute Recordings, Part 2” (27:28) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Eric Jay Begay about the proper microphone and video camcorder set-up for your next recording project. Yes, it is important to purchase quality equipment, but it’s even more important that you set-up your equipment properly. Exp…
 
This week I had the huge honour to speak with the composer, vocalist, violinist, and producer Caroline Shaw about her music and her performing career. Caroline is one of the most exciting composers around these days, and it was a special thrill for me to try to get inside of her compositional head in this conversation. We talked about her meteoric …
 
When it comes to the harp, Yolanda Kondonassis is kind of a big deal. She’s literally written the book on the topic. In this episode, she teaches all about the history of the harp, describes the different kinds of harp, its mechanics, its repertoire, and about harp music being written today. She also tells the story of her personal history with the…
 
I’m sharing today’s mini episode for two reasons - the first is that I wanted to show all of you who are not subscribed on Patreon what I put up there every week. Every Thursday, I do a sort of deep dive on a specific passage that I didn’t have time to get to in the main show. Sometimes its a specific passage or orchestration that I particularly lo…
 
I am incredibly particular in my approach to teaching music literacy because when I'm teaching music literacy, I'm teaching music. I'm teaching everything. I don't do voice placements, I do this. I don't start with teaching quarter notes, I do this. I don't avoid improvisation, I do this. And here's the thing with "this." You can do it online or in…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 122 “Tech Equipment for Flute Recordings, Part 1” (29:32) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Eric Jay Begay who is a professional audio and video engineer. He is the owner of the J&K Media Productions Company and he offers his advice on how to record solo flute for your next recording project! Check out today’s content and if …
 
Robin Ticciati, Music Director of the DSO Berlin, has just released an album that couples two tone-poems, Don Juan and Tod und Verklärung with the six songs, Op 68, often called the Brentano songs, sung by Louise Alder. As Ticciati rehearsed at Glyndebourne for the much reduced 2020 season, James Jolly caught up with him to talk about the new album…
 
In 1741, Bach published a piece called “Aria with diverse variations.” Little did he know that the piece would become one of the most beloved and nearly mythical works in all of Western Classical Music. The piece I’m talking about is now referred to exclusively as “The Goldberg Variations.” Today we'll talk through these remarkable variations, and …
 
This week I had the pleasure of speaking with Annik Lafarge, author of “Chasing Chopin,” a book being released Tomorrow, August 11th, wherever books are sold. This is really a wonderful book and you’ll hear in this interview all of Annik’s abiding enthusiasm about Chopin which comes through so beautifully in the book. We talk about Chopin’s pianos,…
 
In this episode host Adam Wolf chats with legendary mute maker, mouthpiece maker, horn maker, mellophone maker, and smile maker Ion Balu. They discuss his career as a player, and how being one of the horn worlds busiest creators took over his life and cemented his name in our industry. This episode is sponsored by Lukas Horns, Hampson Horns, and Ba…
 
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