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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.
 
Join award winning composer Peter Link as he presents his life's work in 'Scattershot Symphony.' Each episode looks at a different movement in the symphony of his life’s work, which spans some 40 years. Though it's roughly 90 percent music, Peter manages to regale the listeners with fascinating stories and anecdotes related to his music over the years.
 
The Podcast for Conductors and Students. On Podium Time we interview professional, established, and emerging conductors and 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. Please visit https://PodiumTimePod.com to view show notes and all episodes.
 
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 ...
 
Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)
 
We play in places and spaces you'd never expect to find an orchestra, from sheds to warehouses, foyers to art deco cinemas and aeroplane hangers! We perform music from Mozart to Metallica, Björk to Beethoven and everything in between. Our mission is 'Music for Everyone' and by taking the orchestra out of the concert hall and into communities across WA, we are proud to have performed to over 350,000 people so far.
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
Official podcast of UK one man prog doom band Infernal Symphony - The only podcast covering the UK's most prolific metal band. Covering the project's latest news and developments, insight into recording and songwriting, as well as covering varied topics such as satanism atheism and metal history, latest world metal news, politics, random thoughts, new releases from our peers in the Midlands, and more! Thanks for listening and head to infernalsymphonyuk.bandcamp.com and infernalsymphony.wordp ...
 
After CSO concerts at Music Hall, the place to gather is the Green Room. It's where CSO fans mingle with Paavo, the musicians and the artists. It's the behind-the-scenes place to be! The CSO Green Room is the online backstage lowdown on all things CSO. Download today to learn more about the inner workings of this world class orchestra.
 
A song-by-song look at the catalog of Megadeth, the Grammy Award winning heavy metal band. Each episode a rotating group of hosts discusses the music, the lyrics, the history, and the context behind that week's song selection. Symphony Of Discussion... The Songs Of Megadeth Season 1: Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good! starts January 2021. Twitter: @SymphonyPodcast
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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She was the first woman to be named artistic director of a French national orchestra in Avignon-Provence; now Debora Waldman has lifted the veil on a female composer who was pushed to the margins of musical history. She joins us in the studio to talk tell us more about Charlotte Sohy, a composer who never saw her 1917 symphony performed during her …
 
This Episode covers a wide range of Pop music— hence the name, “A Scattershot Of Pop.” Here presented and discussed are some of Peter Link’s favorite Pop music creations from four decades of producing and composing. Join us as we revisit and share insights into the making of and development of everything from ballads to dance music. If you lived th…
 
Here's a classic CoffeeHouse back from 2016! Refresh your knowledge about Brahms before our new episode in 2 weeks when we'll take a dive into another one of Brahm's fabulous works! Be sure to like and share with a friend! Music: http://imslp.org/wiki/IMSLP:Creative_Commons_Attribution_3.0 http://imslp.org/wiki/IMSLP:Creative_Commons_Attribution_No…
 
The Arab Spring erupted ten years ago when a wave of "pro-democracy" protests spread throughout the Middle East and North Africa. The effects of the uprisings reverberated around the world as regimes fell in some countries, and civil war began in others. This week, we remember the years leading up to the Arab Spring, and its lasting impact on three…
 
A radiophonic exploration of The Gododdin, a lament for the fallen, bringing to life one of the oldest, yet enduringly relevant, treasures of European literatureThe Gododdin occupies a unique place in the literature of the United Kingdom. The oldest Welsh poem - a battle elegy from around 600AD - it was passed down orally, possibly in the form of s…
 
Prosecutors in Myanmar have now laid out their arguments against Aung San Suu Kyi and a number of her allies. Critics and international observers say it's nothing but a show trial to discredit the country's ousted leadership in a bid to consolidate the junta's control of the country following their February 1 coup and bloody crackdown on protesters…
 
Legal academic Lina Khan has been appointed to lead the US Federal Trade Commission, America's consumer and competition watchdog. Khan previously worked on Congressional inquiries into big technology companies and came to prominence after a 2017 legal article which was highly critical of Amazon's power. Her appointment has been welcomed by consumer…
 
For their opening Euro 2021 match, world champions France edged Germany 1-0 thanks to an own goal from German defender Mats Hummels in the 20th minute. Later in the match, both Kylian Mbappé and Karim Benzema had goals ruled offside, a sign of the strength of the French side. Also in Group F, holders Portugal enjoyed an easy 3-0 win over Hungary as…
 
In tonight's edition: Ten captives taken by extremists in Nigeria are freed. The group had been held by ISWAP militants, who have killed hostages in the past. Also, we look at the tourism industry in Ethiopia ahead of June 21 regional elections. The sector has been hit hard by the conflict in the Tigray region and the Covid-19 pandemic. And we see …
 
US President Joe Biden has been taking part in the first EU-US summit of his presidency. This high-level meeting comes after the NATO summit on Monday and the G7 summit at the weekend. Biden seems to be using his first trip abroad to mend bridges with traditional US allies, repeating his mantra: "America is back".…
 
This week we are bringing you a special edition of the programme, where we will be delving into the Iranian election. It's been a rocky lead-up that has left many voters inside the Islamic Republic disillusioned as the Guardian Council has whittled down some 600 candidates to just over a handful. In doing so, the council eliminated a number of prom…
 
Spain has more domestic service workers than any other European country, as many as 700,000. Nearly a third of these cleaners and home helpers live below the poverty line, according to a study by Oxfam Intermon. Some of them earn as little as 16 euros a day. Many are from Latin America and work on the black market because they don't have working pa…
 
Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about our connection to the land. The devastation of bushfires in south eastern Australia, the significance of the acorn for tribal members from the Konkow Nisenan Maidu Nations, and the storyteller Richard O’Neill on the stopping places woven into the British landscape. Then came the bir…
 
IN THE PRESS – Tuesday, June 15, 2021: NATO's tough stance on China is seen as a "landmark shift" and a "win for Joe Biden" but many papers note that European allies didn't want to take a confrontational tone with Beijing. The head scientist at Wuhan's Institute of Virology rejects speculation that the virus accidentally leaked from her lab. Plus, …
 
Lorde talks about her new song, we get an update on the Tiny Desk contest, Pokey LaFarge recalibrates his sound, Illuminati Hotties go "Pool Hopping" and other great new songs to fall in love with. Featured Artists And Songs: 1. Lorde: "Solar Power" (Single) 2. Illuminati Hotties: "Pool Hopping," from Let Me Do One More 3. Azure Ray: "Bad Dream," f…
 
This is normally my week off, but I wanted to share something with you, another podcast I think is awesome! It's called World's Greatest Con (https://worldsgreatestcon.fireside.fm/). It's a new podcast hosted by Brian Brushwood (https://twitter.com/shwood/). It tells the story of what might be the greatest con of all time. I think you might like it…
 
In early summer, as darkness descends, Berlin resonates with the sound of nightingales. You can hear their haunting, ever-changing songs in parks, woodlands and gardens across the city. From Kreuzberg to Treptower, Tempelhof to Hasenheide, Berlin has become a refuge for one of the most celebrated and mythologised birds on earth.The city is the summ…
 
Every four years, the top bakers and pastry chefs from all five continents face off at the World Cup of Baking in Paris. Contestants from some 36 countries take part in the timed event. Each team must make different types of bread and pastries, as well as one spectacular work of art. We take you behind the scenes of this hotly contested bake-off, w…
 
Conductor and choral expert Jeremy Summerly chooses his favourite recordings of Carl Orff's iconic cantata, Carmina Burana. Carl Orff composed his cantata in 1936, based on 24 poems from the medieval collection Carmina Burana. The poems cover a wide range of subjects, which are just as topical today as they were in the 13th century: the fickleness …
 
David Itkin joins us this week on Podium Time. Maestro Itkin is the Director of Orchestras at the University of North Texas, Music Director of the Abilene Philharmonic, and Conductor Laureate of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Today we discuss the stories behind his first book, Conducting Concerti, and why it’s critical to learn how to accompany a…
 
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis played down tensions with neighbouring Turkey ahead of a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at next week's NATO summit. Asked about the issue of migrant arrivals, he said: "It is our job to defend our borders". Finally, the Greek leader encouraged tourists to …
 
John Philip Sousa's The Stars and Stripes Forever is the official march of the United States of America. Sousa composed his most famous march in his head when he was on a ship coming back from a trip to Europe with his band. When the ship docked, he put the march down on paper and named it after the American flag he was so glad to see when he got h…
 
Europe in eight days: For his first foreign tour as US president, Joe Biden stormed the beaches of Cornwall Thursday in the company of his host Boris Johnson and their respective spouses. Biden played good cop one week after ordering his top diplomat in the country to rebuke the UK for “inflaming” tensions with Ireland and Europe. If UK PM Boris Jo…
 
It’s one of the longest-running deadlocks in the European Union: the question of whether all EU member states should help with relocating asylum seekers. Slovakia is one of the EU states which has long refused to take people in while their asylum requests are examined. We hear from Foreign Minister Ivan Korcok, who doubles down on his country's sta…
 
This week, we're focusing on France's end-of-high-school diploma, the baccalaureate. Two school years of Covid-19 disruption have taken their toll on pupils all around the world. But for French teens, the pandemic chaos was only made worse by the fact that it came in the midst of a long-awaited four-year reform of the country's school-leaving syste…
 
For years, fashion followed a simple formula: source, produce and sell – with any leftover stock simple thrown away or burned. But we gradually realised there was a different way of doing things. Fashion became notorious as a polluting industry. Could what's good for the planet also could also be good for business? The idea is now so ingrained it's…
 
President Joe Biden has pledged to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by September 11. As a result, other Western nations are also downsizing and repatriating their forces. The stage is set for a return of the Taliban, 20 years after being ousted by a US-led military coalition in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. In this report for Arte and FRANC…
 
In the wake of the recent round of deadly fighting in Gaza; where does this leave those wanting peace and especially the women pushing for an end to violence? Annette Young talks to Palestinian activist, Huda Abuarquob, regional director for the Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP) and Israeli activist, Robi Damelin, from the Parents Circle. Plu…
 
In our show "Correspondence", we explore how the world is coping with the twists and turns of 2021, amid the consequences of Covid-19 and beyond. FRANCE 24 brings you a selection of original reports from our correspondents and teams around the globe. This week, we take you to New York, Puerto Rico, Gaza and Cameroon.…
 
On April 16, 2014, the MV Sewol ferry capsized near the southwestern shores of South Korea, with 476 passengers on board, including 325 pupils on a school trip. Very few of them survived because they obeyed the order to stay in their cabins while the ferry was sinking. Beyond the human tragedy, with 304 lives lost, the disaster sparked widespread s…
 
Sleater-Kinney's Path of Wellness, the thundering pop of Marina, Brooklyn rapper Skyzoo and the blood-slowing sounds of Dustin O'Halloran are among NPR Music's picks for the best music out on June 11. Featured Albums: 1. Marina — Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land Featured Songs: "Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land" and "Goodbye" 2. Skyzoo — All The Bril…
 
From composer to transcriber to performer — less instantaneous than modern transmissions, but it’s how many works first came to be known by music lovers before the dawn of the age of technology. Around half of Liszt’s 800 compositions were transcriptions of other composers’ works. In this week’s podcast, which was first broadcast in July 2015, Raym…
 
Zainab Ahmed, Nigeria's finance minister, has said the biggest challenge facing the country's Covid-19 vaccination programme is accessing available doses. Nigeria has so far only received four million of the 43 million vaccines it has been promised by the Covax programme, according to the minister, who said the government expects to offer vaccines …
 
In this week's French Connections, we focus on the upcoming regional elections. Traditionally, these polls are not as followed as closely as the presidential or municipal elections. So what's the purpose of them and what power do French regions have? Turnout during regional elections is often low, but this year they're receiving a lot of attention …
 
The FBI says it's recouped most of the ransom money that was paid to a hacker group after it attacked a massive fuel pipeline. The internet criminals installed ransomware on the Colonial Pipeline in May and were paid over $4 million in cryptocurrency by the oil company to stop the attack. We take a closer look.…
 
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