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 

EP2: Wagner, Magic Roundabouts and Operatic Divas

Sam and Tim dissect Ruth Crawford Seeger’s seminal String Quartet 1931, have a chat with tenor Hiroshi Amako and discuss the dress rehearsal for Die Walküre with Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic. PLUS – operatic divas, musical magic roundabouts and how ABBA stole from Wagner. 

 

Music Credits: 

Ruth Crawford Seeger, String Quartet 1931 performed by The Playground Ensemble 

Epic Trailer Music from Mattia Cupelli 

Frank Bridge, Come to Me in My Dreams performed by Hiroshi Amako and Michael Pandya 

Richard Wagner, Die Walküre ‘Ride of Walkyries’ performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski in 1934 

Éric Serra, ‘Diva Dance’ cover by Laura Workman McMurtrey 

Jean Sibelius, Symphony No. 5 Final Movement 

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Here’s the website for the Amici Voices:
https://amicivoices.com/ 

Seeger, String Quartet 1931 performed by The Playground Ensemble:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hqz9Ch14Mpw 

Laura Workman McMurtrey sings ‘Diva Dance’:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgo0CDL6bd0 

Hiroshi Amako and Michael Pandya perform Come to Me in My Dreams:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tubl-CtoNAs 

EP1: Handel, David Cameron and Star Trek

Join us for classical music news and anecdotes, a new angle on Handel’s Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, plus reviews of violinist Elicia Silverstein’s solo recital for the Baroque at the Edge festival, and the Fort Smith Symphony’s new recording of Florence Price’s first and fourth symphonies.

Music Credits:

Handel, ‘Eternal Source of Light Divine’ from Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, from soprano Antonia Dunjko, Edmund Andler-Borić on the organ and Igor Mrnjavčić on trumpet, and from countertenor Bradley Sharpe, trumpeter Theo Van Dyck and the Norfolk Festival Chamber Choir and Orchestra under Christopher Jackson.

Organist Sam Bardsley performs his fugue on a theme after David Cameron.

Bieber Passacaglia for Solo Violin from Elicia Silverstein, The Dreams and Fables I Fashion on Rubicon.

Jellantsje de Vries plays Salvatore Sciarrino’s 6 Caprices for Solo Violin.

Florence Price Symphony No. 1, Mov. 1 from John Jeter and the Fort Smith Symphony on Naxos.

Our version of the first movement from Sibelius’ 5th Symphony.

Watch episodes from China’s SuperVocal here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT6xngAYIAA  

Preview Sciarrino’s score for the 6 Caprices: https://www.scribd.com/doc/194141493/Sciarrino-6-Capricci-Per-Violino

Luciano Berio’s ‘Sequenza VIII’ performed by David Bowlin: https://open.spotify.com/track/4ihzFVXDqWIwkkp5Ng7qvF

Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 From the New World, Budapest Festival Orchestra with Iván Fischer: https://open.spotify.com/track/6sA9PjulJcbMB8QGn5bnJx 

Read about Florence Price and the African-American Spiritual: https://timmyfisher.co.uk/words/the-african-american-spiritual

More info on SoundState coming up at the Southbank Centre, London: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/festivals-series/classical-season/soundstate

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