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The best short fiction, handpicked by the best voice in podcasting. In every episode, host LeVar Burton (Roots, Reading Rainbow, Star Trek) invites you to take a break from your daily life, and dive into a great story. LeVar’s narration blends with gorgeous soundscapes to bring stories by Neil Gaiman, Haruki Murakami, Octavia Butler, Ray Bradbury and more to life. So, if you’re ready, let’s take a deep breath...
 
Russian teacher Daria will help you to improve your Russian listening skills. In this podcast the Russian language is finally SLOW enough, so you don't have any problems understanding it. And if you do, the vocabulary section is just for you! You will also get some tips on Russian culture, traditions and daily life. Listen to slow Russian – learn faster! Podcast website - http://realrussianclub.com/slowrussianpodcast/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/realrussianclubchannel Twitter - https:/ ...
 
OperaVision is opera for the connected world! Watch live streams as the operas themselves unfold in the opera house. View your favourite performances, subtitled, on demand. Learn about the art form and specific productions by browsing our richly populated digital library, stories, and articles. Discover resources for young audiences and for artistic career development. In English, French, and German, thoughtfully curated, and free to browse and explore. Supported by the European Union's Crea ...
 
Radio Lingvistika is a series of educational radio conversations on multilingualism and linguistic issues. The conversations take place either in English or French. Contact: DGT-RADIO@ec.europa.eu Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Children's Album, Op. 39, Waltz. Performed by: Louis Sauter. Source: https://musopen.org/music/2422/pyotr-ilyich-tchaikovsky/childrens-album-op-39/
 
"Fast paced and full of energy" --Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of the Shadows of the Apt "This manuscript is full of highly crafted detail that will make readers shiver at times with fear and delight ... a familiar yet highly original fantasy that is a worthwhile read." -- Publishers Weekly "The real-world cultures are incredibly well-researched and truthful, and yet well-balanced with the fantasy elements. An intriguing and impressive series." -- Ben Galley, author of the Emaneska Series It i ...
 
Virtual Sheet Music's Music Experts Videos give you weekly music lessons and music insights on different aspects of music. From instrumental video lessons, to general music educational videos. If you are a musician, music teacher, a student or simply a music enthusiast, these videos are for you.
 
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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 ...
 
Tales From the Bridge is a Science Fiction podcast. Join Tristan, Marty, Kevin, and Sam as they discuss the best in Sci-Fi from books and graphic novels to television and film - to cutting-edge edge concepts and ideas. There is also science news, and even a bit of trivia. You can always find more episodes on our website, you can also find us on Twitter and Facebook to see what is happening on The Bridge. You can even send us an email and explain why you think Jar Jar Binks was a Sith Lord at ...
 
Kinetic Conversations with the Fort Wayne Ballet is an interview format podcast produced by and for the Fort Wayne Ballet and the Auer Academy. Join us as we discuss the art and history of dance, and the ins and outs of growing a professional ballet company. Kinetic Conversations is hosted by Jim Sparrow and Karen Gibbons-Brown. The show is co-produced by John Dawkins and Wayneshout Productions, and Jillian Schepis Lee. Original theme music is by John Dawkins. For more about this podcast, vi ...
 
DAVID SERERO Singer Baritone, Actor, Producer and Recording Artist Actor and baritone, David Serero, has received international recognition and critical acclaim from all over the world. At 37 years old, he has already performed more than 2,000 concerts and performances throughout the world, played in over 100 films and TV series, and recorded more than 20 albums. He entered the prestigious WHO'S WHO AMERICA for demonstrating outstanding achievements in the entertainment world and for the bet ...
 
Winner of the British Podcast Awards Best True Crime Podcast 2019, Case Notes investigates some of the darkest mysteries from the history of music. From the murderous composer Carlo Gesualdo to the intriguing story of Haydn’s missing head – this is true crime like you’ve never heard it before. Join us as we delve into long-forgotten archives to unearth rich new evidence from decades and even centuries ago. Brought to you by the award-winning Classic FM team.
 
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On this episode of TFTB, we sit down with Sci-Fi and Fantasy author Adrian Tchaikovsky. We look at how faster than light travel has an impact on story-telling. We also meet some disaffected insects and discuss the trouble with Dune. A prolific author with world-building skills that leave his readers in awe, this conversation does not disappoint. Yo…
 
Dear friends, don't forget to read the full text so you don't miss anything: В возрасте пяти лет Пётр начал учиться играть на фортепиано. В 1865 году Чайковский окончил с отличием консерваторию — получил диплом и серебряную медаль. В Москве в 1866 году Чайковский сочинил первую симфонию под названием "Зимние грезы" и первую оперу “Воевода". Компози…
 
Tchaikovsky called his Pathétique Symphony “the best and especially the most open-hearted of my works.” Riccardo Muti leads this masterful and deeply tragic score, which was the last of Tchaikovsky’s works to be premiered during his lifetime. It is preceded by Liadov’s luminous nighttime scene and former Mead Composer-in-Residence Missy Mazzoli’s e…
 
The Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was composed between May and August 1888 and was first performed in St Petersburg at the Mariinsky Theatre on November 17 of that year with Tchaikovsky conducting. It is dedicated to Theodor Avé-Lallemant. Purchase the music (without talk) at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p1…
 
This symphony is one of the most popular and triumphant in the repertoire, and for good reason! It takes us on a journey using a simple melody that appears in every movement, transforming from the opening in E minor to the triumphant E Major finale. John and Bill go through Tchaikovsky's personal correspondence during the months he was writing the …
 
Mefistofele is an opera in a prologue and five acts, then reduced to four and an epilogue, written and composed by Arrigo Boito inspired by Goethe's Faust. The first performance took place in Milan, at the Teatro alla Scala, on March 5, 1868, conducted by Boito himself, but it ended in a sensational fiasco, perhaps due, in addition to the excessive…
 
Follow Kat on Twitter:https://twitter.com/katrosenfield Kat’s website:https://katrosenfield.com/ Some of Kat’s non-fiction writing, for UnHerd and Spectator World:https://unherd.com/author/kat-rosenfield/ https://spectatorworld.com/author/kat-rosenfield/ Purchase Kat’s new book, No One Will Miss Her, here:https://www.harpercollins.com/products/no-o…
 
Trailblazing composer duo Hania & Dobrawa releases its much-anticipated debut album Inner Symphonies on Deutsche Grammophon. Polish composer-pianist-singer Hania Rani and composer-cellist Dobrawa Czocher, the two youngest composers ever signed to the label, combine piano, cello, and electronics on a genre-bending, a style-defining album of ten work…
 
In the spirit of the season, and of Romantic period ballets in general, Giselle is a gracefully portrayed tale of death and restless spirits. Jim Sparrow and Karen Gibbons-Brown sit down to discuss the upcoming performance of the show and talk about the bleak European mythology behind its story. Kinetic Conversations is a joint production of Fort W…
 
Soprano Renée Fleming today releases Voice of Nature: The Anthropocene, her new album with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, on Decca Classics. Inspired by the solace Fleming found while hiking near her Virginia home during lockdown, the album explores the centrality of nature in Romantic-era songs and highlights the peril and fragility of the natural world to…
 
Ryka Aoki’s new novel, Light from Uncommon Stars (Tor Books, 2021), is packed with as much variety as a box of lovingly prepared assorted donuts from your favorite, funky-but-long-standing neighborhood donut shop. One of the book’s primary settings is, in fact, a donut shop, but unlike other Los Angeles donut shops it is run by a family of refugees…
 
Ukrainian-born piano powerhouse Alexander Gavrylyuk presents Prokofiev’s iridescent and rhythmically animated First Piano Concerto, the work with which the composer made his CSO performance debut, in 1918, as part of its U.S. premiere. James Conlon leads this program framed by Shostakovich’s steely Chamber Symphony, an adaptation of his elegiac Eig…
 
An immigrant mother tries to bond with her American-born son by creating a magical paper menagerie. This story appears in Ken Liu's collection THE PAPER MENAGERIE AND OTHER STORIES, available now from Saga Press. Ken Liu's forthcoming novel, THE VEILED THRONE, is due out December 7th and is available for preorder now. Content advisory: Hospitals, d…
 
Follow Gurwider on Twitter: https://twitter.com/G_S_BhogalYou can find all Gurwinder’s Areo articles here:https://areomagazine.com/author/gurwinderbhogal/Articles referenced here: How Not to De-Radicalize a Twitter Neo-Nazi - Areo:https://areomagazine.com/2017/10/28/how-not-to-de-radicalize-a-twitter-neo-nazi/Alex Jones Was Victimized by One Oligop…
 
The Ghosts of Versailles is an opera in two acts, with music by John Corigliano to an English libretto by William M. Hoffman. The Metropolitan Opera had commissioned the work from Corigliano in 1980 in celebration of its 100th anniversary, with the premiere scheduled for 1983. Corigliano and Hoffman took as the starting point for the opera the 1792…
 
Ukrainian-born piano powerhouse Alexander Gavrylyuk presents Prokofiev’s iridescent and rhythmically animated First Piano Concerto, the work with which the composer made his CSO performance debut, in 1918, as part of its U.S. premiere. James Conlon leads this program framed by Shostakovich’s steely Chamber Symphony, an adaptation of his elegiac Eig…
 
Composer Augusta Holmès broke gender barriers in 19th-century Paris, studying with Romantic master César Franck and writing symphonic works on a heroic scale. The sumptuous Night and Love offers a snapshot of her remarkable talents. Saint-Saëns’ richly melodic concerto highlights CSO Principal Cello John Sharp, and Schumann’s Second Symphony expres…
 
Composer Augusta Holmès broke gender barriers in 19th-century Paris, studying with Romantic master César Franck and writing symphonic works on a heroic scale. The sumptuous Night and Love offers a snapshot of her remarkable talents. Saint-Saëns’ richly melodic concerto highlights CSO Principal Cello John Sharp, and Schumann’s Second Symphony expres…
 
On this episode of TFTB, our 4 hosts will step into a sci-fi trivia ring of fire, but only one will leave in glory. Categories include, but are not restricted to; Dune, Film & TV, Books, and Cartoons from the 80's. The winner will claim bragging rights, and the wrong kind of street-cred. You can always find more episodes on our website, you can als…
 
It's a popular instrument, but how much do you really know about the clarinet? Principal Clarinet of the National Symphony Orchestra, Lin Ma, joins John Banther to talk all about the clarinet. Lin tells us everything, from what it's made of, its predecessor, how it was used over time, and he even plays some of his favorite examples! See omnystudio.…
 
For more of James’ related thoughts on free speech, representation and democracy see:https://antigonejournal.com/2021/04/two-concepts-of-free-speech/https://areomagazine.com/2019/05/16/two-concepts-of-representation/https://proandepimetheus.blogspot.com/2020/08/harsh-but-unfair.htmlhttps://freespeech.buzzsprout.com/370355/5178406-episode-30-dr-kier…
 
Der Vampyr (The Vampire) is a Romantic opera in two acts by Heinrich Marschner. The German libretto by Wilhelm August Wohlbrück (Marschner's brother-in-law) is based on the play Der Vampir oder die Totenbraut (1821) by Heinrich Ludwig Ritter, which itself was based on the short story The Vampyre (1819) by John Polidori. The first performance took p…
 
On this episode, we continue our opera SparkNotes series with a review of Mussorgsky's great Russian epic, Boris Godunov. We highlight all the great music from the opera, including the famous Coronation Scene, and summarize the plot in a way that will help anyone looking to learn a bit about this incredible piece, without committing the full three …
 
The great Jascha Heifetz performs: Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor Fritz Reiner conducts the Chicago Symphony Charles Munch conducts the Boston Symphony Purchase the music (without talk) at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p1400/The_World%27s_Most_Favorite_Violin_Concertos.html Your purchase helps to …
 
On this episode of TFTB, we review John Scalzi's amazing debut novel, Old Man's War. On Science Fiction - Science Fact, Kevin takes us through Dogecoin and space billboards. Marty and Sam rave about Loki, and then we test your Star Wars knowledge with some Han Solo trivia. You can always find more episodes on our website, you can also find us on Tw…
 
Akhnaten is an opera in three acts based on the life and religious convictions of the Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV), written by the American composer Philip Glass in 1983. The libretto is by Philip Glass in association with Shalom Goldman, Robert Israel, Richard Riddell, and Jerome Robbins. According to the composer, this work is the cu…
 
Works on the album include Gene Scheer’s American Anthem; “Song of the Deathless Voice” from Arthur Farwell’s Three Indian Songs; William Grant Still’s Grief; “Beat! Beat! Drums!” from Kurt Weill’s Four Walt Whitman Songs; “Litany” from John Musto’s Shadow of the Blues with text by Langston Hughes; Richard Hageman’s The Rich Man; Florence Price’s N…
 
Cadwell Turnbull appeared on New Books in Science Fiction two years ago to discuss his debut novel, The Lesson, about an alien invasion and colonization of Earth, centered around Turnbull's native U.S. Virgin Islands. He returns to talk about his second book, No Gods, No Monsters (Blackstone, 2021), which, rather than aliens from another planet, fe…
 
In our season opener podcast, Jim Sparrow and Karen Gibbons-Brown talk to guest choreographer, Cynthia Pratt, to discuss her career and her piece for the Fort Wayne Ballet's upcoming performance of Diversions 21, which runs from September 30th to October 2nd. Kinetic Conversations is a creation of Wayneshout Productions, produced by John Dawkins. Y…
 
Greek virtuoso Leonidas Kavakos performs Brahms’ Violin Concerto, a work that he has recorded with a “wonderful poise and instinctive elegance” (The Guardian). A cornerstone of the violin repertoire, the concerto brims with orchestral drama, rapturous melodies and earthy folk-dance rhythms. Riccardo Muti concludes the program with Beethoven’s exhil…
 
We have a twofer for you in this episode. We sit down with Hollywood Director, Producer, Writer and Animator, Neill Blomkamp, and Hard-Sci-fi author Peter Watts. For this grand meeting of the minds, we cover space vampires, human extinction, the justification for sentience, and discover how a little bit of solipsism can lead to murder. Make sure to…
 
Lee’s book with Lyudmila Trut, How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog): Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution (2017) can be found here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Tame-Fox-Build-Dog/dp/022644418XI also highly recommend Behind the Crimson Curtain: The Rise and Fall of Peale's Museum (2020): https://www.amazon.com/Behind-Cr…
 
Così fan tutte, ossia La scuola degli amanti (All Women Do It, or The School for Lovers), K. 588, is an opera buffa in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It was first performed on 26 January 1790 at the Burgtheater in Vienna, Austria. The libretto was written by Lorenzo Da Ponte who also wrote Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni. Purchase the mus…
 
Riccardo Muti and the CSO reunite! Their first performance together since February 2020 features Beethoven’s stirring Eroica Symphony. The program opens with music from the only surviving opera by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the Guadeloupe-born composer, violinist and champion fencer who dazzled 18th-century Parisian society. Also f…
 
We continue our breakdown of Strauss's striking masterwork Salome, looking at the second part of the opera, including the Dance of the Seven Veils and the famous (or infamous!) final scene! www.attentiontodetailpod.com Remember to review, rate, and subscribe to the podcast! It helps us to get out to as many listeners as possible, and we really appr…
 
A gift to CMD by the Rubenstein family. Performed by Artur Rubinstein Conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini Chicago Symphony Recorded in 1968 RCA Red Seal Purchase the music (without talk) at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p1393/Schumann%3A_Piano_Concerto_in_A_minor%2C_Op._54_and_Novelettes%2C_Op._21%2C_Nos%2C_1_and_2.html Your purchase helps to…
 
In this episode, Kevin, Marty, and Tristan sit down with science fiction author and futurist, Karl Schroeder. We discuss science fiction influences and current reads. In his latest novel Stealing Worlds, Karl creates an ambitious "near-future cyberpunk thriller about economic revolutionaries, surveillance capitalism, augmented-reality live-action r…
 
Rossini composed La Cenerentola when he was 25 years old, following the success of The Barber of Seville the year before. La Cenerentola, which he completed in a period of three weeks, is considered to have some of his finest writing for solo voice and ensembles. Rossini saved some time by reusing an overture from La gazzetta and part of an aria fr…
 
For the first time in history, 12 of the most wonderful violins ever made by the finest violin maker of all time, Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737), have traveled across the world for a ground-breaking new project with violin superstar Janine Jansen. The resulting album, 12 Stradivari, captures the individual characters of each instrument in specially…
 
Varèse's music emphasizes timbre and rhythm. He coined the term "organized sound" in reference to his own musical aesthetic. Varèse's conception of music reflected his vision of "sound as living matter" and of "musical space as open rather than bounded". He conceived the elements of his music in terms of "sound-masses", likening their organization …
 
Track available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Father-Worship-feat-Hope-Glory/dp/B09CZ5JGYR/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=father+we+worship+you+ace+patterson&qid=1630805705&s=dmusic&sr=1-1 stream on spotify https://open.spotify.com/search/ace%20patterson%20father%20we%20worship%20you music video on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKp…
 
David has created a series of films on this controversy on his Rebel Wisdom channel. You can find them here: https://rebelwisdom.co.uk/42-film-content/vaccines-ivermectin/842-vaccines-dark-horse-final-wordDavid and I talk about the responsibilities of independent media with regard to this issue here:https://rebelwisdom.co.uk/42-film-content/vaccine…
 
On this episode, we break down the first half of Richard Strauss' groundbreaking and controversial Salome, an opera premiered in 1905. Based on a play by Oscar Wilde, Salome is one of the first works of musical modernism, paving the way for much of the music of the 20th century. Just like actual SparkNotes, we highlight all the key musical and narr…
 
On this episode of TFTB we review Andy Weir's latest book Project Hail Mary. You may have enjoyed Andy's last novel (and movie), The Martian, which was a big hit, and we will see if his follow-up meets the high standard he has set for himself. We also discuss billionaires in space, Batman, and The Court of Owls, and wind things up with some trivia.…
 
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