EP12: Deserts, Brexit and Errollyn Wallen

Tim talks to Errollyn Wallen about her BBC Proms commission, Beethoven gets his own back on the Brexit party and Sam reviews John Luther Adams’ new disc ‘Become Desert’.

Music Credits:
Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 1, Mov. 3 performed by the Vienna Philharmonic under Leonard Bernstein.
‘Oil in my Lamp’ performed by Timmy Fisher, Nick Clegg, David Cameron and Gordon Brown.
Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 Mov. 4 performed by Quatuor Avena.
Theme tune from Love Island performed by Timmy Fisher.
Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 9, Mov. 4 performed the NBC Symphony Orchestra under Toscanini.
Johannes Brahms, Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Mov. 4 performed by Musopen Symphony.
W. A. Mozart, Divertimento in D, K. 136, performed by The Statutory Instruments.
John Luther Adams, ‘Become Desert’ performed by the Seattle Symphony under Ludovic Morlo for Cantaloupe Music.
Jean Sibelius, Symphony No. 5, Mov. 3 performed by Timmy Fisher.

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Tim’s interview with Phelim McDermott:
https://bachtrack.com/interview-phelim-mcdermott-manchester-international-festival-tao-of-glass-2019

EP11: Whitacre, Waterperry and the SOL

This week Tim talks to Waterperry Festival director Guy Withers, Sam rediscovers Eric Whitacre and we hit the big smoke in search of Street Orchestra Live.

Music Credits: 
Steve Reich, ‘Clapping Music’ performed by Timmy Fisher & Sam Poppleton
Spice Girls, ‘Goodbye’ performed by Timmy Fisher
Richard Wagner, ‘Tristan Theme’ performed by Timmy Fisher
Eric Whitacre, ‘Lux Arumque’ performed by The Concordia Choir
Alexander Moyzes, Symphony No. 11 performed by the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra under Ladislav Slovák
Jean Sibelius, Symphony No. 5, Mov. 1, arranged by Timmy Fisher
Eric Coates, ‘By the Sleepy Lagoon’ performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, under Charles Groves

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Paul Rimmer’s letter to Stephen Cherry:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10113922705553385&set=a.10101053354286485&type=3&theater

The Statutory Instruments perform Debussy’s String Quartet in G minor:
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/chamber-music-parliamentary-string-quartet-brings-harmony-to-the-commons-38233792.html

Bryn Terfel as a deliciously evil Scarpia:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0euYKIMfV4I 

Find out more about Waterperry Opera:
http://www.waterperryoperafestival.co.uk/

EP10: When Three Become One

This week Sam reveals what links the Spice Girls with W. A. Mozart, whilst Tim discusses early Schoenberg with members of the Southbank Sinfonia PLUS a closer look at the new disc from British composer Jonathan Dove.

Music Credits: 
Cole Porter, ‘Anything Goes’ arranged by Sascha Peres performed by Pizzkiraldo
Outkast, ‘Sorry Miss Jackson’ arranged by Timmy Fisher
William Himes, ‘Procession to Covenant’ performed by The London Central Fellowship Band of the Salvation Army
W. A. Spice Girls ‘2 Become 1’, arranged by Timmy Fisher
Mozart, String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, K. 465 (Haydn Quartet No. 6, ‘Dissonance’), performed by NYO Canada
Jonathan Dove, ‘Run to the Edge’, performed by the BBC Philharmonic
Jean Sibelius, Symphony No. 5, Mov. 1, arranged by Timmy Fisher

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Find out more about the Southbank Sinfonia here: 
https://www.southbanksinfonia.co.uk/

EP9: Upside Down Mozart

Join Sam and Tim for more classical treats. Sam explains sonata form with the help of Tony Blair and Maggie Thatcher, whilst Tim talks to the founder and artistic director of the East Neuk Festival, Svend McEwan-Brown. 

Music Credits: 
‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ by Rogers and Hammerstein performed by Timmy Fisher
‘Girls and Boys’ by Good Charlotte performed by Timmy Fisher
Rebecca Clarke’s Viola Sonata performed by Hillary Herndon and Wei-Chun Bernadette Lo for MSR Records
Beethoven’s 5th Symphony performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra and Leopold Stokowski 
‘Ms. Jackson’ by Outkast performed by Timmy Fisher 
‘Aroha’ by Robert Laidlow performed by the Elias Quartet
‘Dancing Shadows’ by Miriam Hyde performed by Andrew West and Bridget Bolliger for Cala Records
Sibelius’s 5th Symphony Mov. 4 perfumed by Timmy Fisher 
Satie’s ‘Air du Rat’ from Ludions performed by Joey Edwards

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Download Youth Music’s report ‘Exchanging Notes’ here: 
https://network.youthmusic.org.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/research/Exchanging%20Notes%20Interim%20Report%20-%20Year%203%20-%20Youth%20Music%20and%20BCU_0.pdf

John Eliot Gardiner’s interview with BR Klassik:
https://www.br-klassik.de/audio/interview-mit-sir-eliot-gardiner-100.html 

Watch Alain Roche give an airborne piano concert:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=14&v=lOhm-x4cjOQ

Robert Laidlow’s website: 
https://www.robertlaidlow.co.uk/

Find out more about the East Nuek Festival: 
https://www.eastneukfestival.com/

EP8: Welsh Trojans & Estonian Beards

Join Sam and Tim for more classical pod treats. In their latest episode they discuss an Arthurian legend, Estonian choral music and the new album from pianist Vanessa Wagner. PLUS Tim talks to Apollo5 founding member Clare Stewart about their latest album ‘O Radiant Dawn’. 

Music Credits: 
Eric Satie, Gymnopedie 1 performed by Brandon J. Acker
Tchaikovsky, ‘Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet with ‘Hey Jude’ by Lennon & McCartney, performed by Timmy Fisher
Eric Satie, Gymnopedie 1 performed by Timmy Fisher
Thomas Tallis, Te lucis ante terminum, performed live by The Gesualdo Six
Coldplay ‘Clocks’ with ‘Hey Jude’ by Lennon & McCartney, performed by Sam Poppleton & Timmy Fisher
Moondog, ‘Für Fritz’ (Chaconne in A Minor) performed by Vanessa Wagner
Fraser Wilson, ‘Wishes’ performed by Apollo5 for the album ‘O Radiant Dawn’

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Read about Music for Dementia 2020:
https://www.musicfordementia2020.com/

Lucia Lucas’ review in Tulsa World: 
https://www.tulsaworld.com/entertainment/review-tulsa-opera-s-don-giovanni-delivers-a-unique-take/

Gesualdo Six’s website:
http://www.thegesualdosix.co.uk/

Concert programme for ‘Blossomings’ at the Estonian Music Days Festival:
https://www.worldmusicdays2019.ee/en/event/blossomings/

Stream and order Vanessa Wagner’s ‘Inland’ here: 
https://idol.lnk.to/Inland

Pre-oder Apollo5’s ‘O Radient Dawn’ here:
https://orcd.co/oradiantdawn 

EP7: Finlandia, Fretwork and Feline Folly

Join Sam and Tim as they take a closer look at Sibelius’ masterpiece Finlandia, discuss the recent Boulanger Total Immersion, review Fretwork’s new CD of Michael Nyman music AND interview classical crossover soprano Joanna Forest.


Music Credits: 
Gioachino Rossini, ‘Cat Duet, performed live by Kiri Te Kanawa & Norma Burrows
Ludwig van Beethoven, ‘Fur Elise’ performed by Timmy Fisher 
Jean Sibelius, ‘Finlandia’, performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski in 1931 
Barrington Pheloung, main theme from ‘Inspector Morse’ performed by Timmy Fisher 
Jean Sibelius, ‘Finlandia’, performed by The Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki and several thousand Finns
Michael Nyman, arr. Richard Boothby, ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’, performed by Iestyn Davies and Fretwork
Jean Sibelius, Symphony No. 5 Mov. 4, performed by Timmy Fisher


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And do check out: 
Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s animal playlist on Apple Music:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/playlist/a-cats-music-playlist/pl.u-NE2GSWXzJ8 

Or Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/58wzLDWylhyq0fUxYklZNJ?si=fZVOK_EnTEWwgwPbpefDag 

Joanna Forest’s website: 
http://www.joannaforest.com/

‘If’ by Iestyn Davies and Fretwork:
https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8546907--if-michael-nyman-henry-purcell 

The Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki and several thousand Finns performing ‘Finlandia’:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUkzmJGi1Lo 

EP6: Bach's Birthday Bash

Tune in with Sam and Tim on J. S. Bach’s birthday as they discuss his St John Passion, Brexit protest at the Royal Albert Hall and possibly the best ever Welsh composer. We also chat to Oskar McCarthy of Festival Voices about their upcoming gig at the Bussey Building.

Music Credits:
‘Happy Birthday Fugue’ by Giovanni Dettori, performed by Katarzyna Preisner
‘Maria’ from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein, performed by Timmy Fisher
‘Ach, mein Sinn, wo willt du endlich hin’ from J. S. Bach’s St John Passion, performed by Colin Baldy and Collegium Novum under Edward Higginbottom
‘Rocket Man’ by performed by William Shatner, broadcast by Classic Chicago Television
‘I. Poco adagio - Allegro con brio - Poco adagio’ from Grace Williams’ Sextet for Oboe, Trumpet & Piano Quartet, performed by Madeleine Mitchell and the London Chamber Ensemble
‘Dixit Dominus’ by George Frideric Handel, arranged by Festival Voices
Sibelius 5th Symphony Mov. 1, arranged by Timmy Fisher

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The Edinburgh International Festival’s lineup this summer:
https://www.eif.co.uk/festival-guide

Festival Voices:
https://www.festivalvoices.com/

And their crowdfunding page:
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/festivalvoices

EP5: Berlioz, Bernstein and Mr Bean

This week Sam and Tim share their thoughts on the BBC Singers teaming up with folk musicians Kabantu at the Cutty Sark, discuss mutual disinterest in Berlioz, review the new CD release from Trio Zadig, and interview Carl Craig and Chi-chi Nwanoku about their genre-bending gig at the Royal Albert Hall.

Music Credits:
Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1, Himari Yoshimura
Berlioz Harold en Italie, William Primrose, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky 1944
Beethoven 9th Symphony, Ode to Joy, arranged by Rowan Atkinson
Sibelius 5th Symphony Mov. 1, arranged by Timmy Fisher


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Carl Craig with Chineke! Orchestra:
https://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2019/carl-craig-with-the-chineke-orchestra/

Trio Zadig Website:
http://triozadig.com/en/home-en

EP4: Robin Hood, Clara Schumann and Nicholas Mulroy

Sam and Tim discuss The Opera Story’s new production of Robin Hood, shed light on Clara Schumann’s Piano Trio in Gm and talk to tenor Nicholas Mulroy about his new concert series Classical Transmission. 


Music Credits: 
Overture to Robin Hood by Dani Howard
‘When She Loved Me’, written by Randy Newman performed by Timmy Fisher
Clara Schumann Piano Trio in Gm, Mov. 1 performed by the Galos Trio
Sibelius 5th Symphony Mov. 1, arranged by Timmy Fisher


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Jennie Dorris on auditioning for the Boston Symphony: 
https://www.bostonmagazine.com/2012/06/26/boston-symphony-orchestra-audition/ 


The Galos Trio’s website: 
http://www.galos-trio.com/ 


Nicholas Mulroy’s website:
http://nicholasmulroy.com/ 


Dani Howard’s website:
http://www.danihoward.com/ 

EP3: Pen Pals, Protests and a Brazilian Symphony

Sam and Tim discuss a week of #MeToo controversy, delve into a 16th century correspondence, and marvel at Naxos’s new release of Nepomuceno’s Symphony in G minor. PLUS Tim meets musical Brexit protestors Simon Wallfisch and Simon Hewitt Jones outside Westminster. 

Music Credits: 
‘Ms. Jackson’, Outkast and Earthtone III, arranged by Timmy Fisher 

Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, ‘Tatiana’s Letter Scene’ Act I Scene II, Elena Kruglikova and the Orchestra of the Bolshoi Opera under Alexander Melik-Pashayev in 1937 

Phillipe De Monte ‘Super flumina babylonis’ and William Byrd ‘Quomodo cantabimus’ from The Flowering of Genius, recorded by The Sixteen under Harry Christophers on CORO, Cat: COR16001 

Alberto Nepomuceno’s Symphony in G minor Mov. 1, Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra under Fabio Menchetti, on NAXOS, Cat: 8574067 

Sibelius’s 5th Symphony Mov. 1, arranged by Timmy Fisher 


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Federer’s Uniqlo Piano session: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW42u8kNkrM 


Simon Wallfisch’s website: 
http://www.simonwallfisch.com/ 


Simon Hewitt Jones’ website: 
https://www.simonhewittjones.com/  

Buy The Flowering of Genius by Harry Christophers and The Sixteen: 
https://thesixteenshop.com/products/cor16001