How do you look after your voice?
MUSIC TO MY EARS
by Our Media
15h ago
Smoking and alcohol are definite no-nos, but what else can you do to ensure your singing voice is in top condition? Jeremy Pound speaks to Olivia Sparkhall, author of A Young Person’s Guide to Vocal Health, to find out.   This episode is sponsored by Bang & Olufsen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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How do musicians cope with pressure?
MUSIC TO MY EARS
by Our Media
2w ago
The life of a performing musician isn’t easy. There are multiple mental health challenges, including performance nerves, and a sometimes-overwhelming sense of competition and judgement. Charlotte Smith interviews cellist and former BBC Young Musician winner Laura van der Heijden about how she copes with these pressures.   This episode is sponsored by Bang & Olufsen.   Musical excerpt: Lili Boulanger Reflets from album Path to the Moon Laura van der Heijden (cello); Jâms Coleman (piano) Chandos CHAN20274 (2024) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Path-Moon-Laura-Heijden-Coleman/dp/B0CQ6YZXRM ..read more
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Where do you start with opera?
MUSIC TO MY EARS
by Our Media
3w ago
Opera is a bit like Marmite… you either love it or hate it. But can an opera cynic learn to love this intense art form? Michael Beek chats to star soprano and opera advocate Danielle de Niese.   This episode is sponsored by Bang & Olufsen.   Musical excerpt: Mozart ‘L’amerò, sarò costane’ from Il re Pastore Danielle de Niese (soprano); Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Charles Mackerras Decca 478 1511 (2009) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mozart-Arias-Danielle-Niese/dp/B0027T5L4C Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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What’s the point of a conductor?
MUSIC TO MY EARS
by Our Media
3w ago
To the uninitiated, the conductor can seem superfluous – simply waving their arms in the air while the orchestra does the hard work. But the art of conducting is fundamental to a great orchestra’s sound and identity. Jeremy Pound speaks to BBC Symphony Orchestra principal conductor Sakari Oramo about this mysterious vocation. This episode is sponsored by Bang & Olufsen.   Musical Excerpt Dora Pejacevic Symphony, Op. 41 – IV. Allegro Appassionato (opening) BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sakari Oramo Chandos CHAN 5299 https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%205299 Learn more about your ..read more
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What’s the point of a conductor?
MUSIC TO MY EARS
by Our Media
1M ago
To the uninitiated, the conductor can seem superfluous – simply waving their arms in the air while the orchestra does the hard work. But the art of conducting is fundamental to a great orchestra’s sound and identity. Jeremy Pound speaks to BBC Symphony Orchestra principal conductor Sakari Oramo about this mysterious vocation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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Introducing... All The Right Notes
MUSIC TO MY EARS
by Our Media
1M ago
The team from BBC Music Magazine demystify the world of classical music through down-to-earth discussion and lively interviews. Want to know what an orchestral conductor actually does? Or how to write an effective soundtrack? Then this is the podcast for you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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Cosmo Sheldrake | Musician, composer and producer
MUSIC TO MY EARS
by Immediate Media
2y ago
This week, we chat to the multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Cosmo Sheldrake from his home in Dorset. True to form, he recorded his side of the conversation outdoors in the countryside, so there are quite a few birds and woodland creatures keeping us company throughout this episode. He explains how he records the most intimate, low-level sounds of animals, fungi, rain and even tree sap, and how he goes about recontextualising them in his music. He also tells us all about his musical childhood with his mother, who was trained in Mongolian overtone chanting and who had previously lived ..read more
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Jakub Józef Orliński | Countertenor
MUSIC TO MY EARS
by Immediate Media
2y ago
This week, we meet the star Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński to discuss the laborious process of recording previously undiscovered works, his passion for breakdancing and the music he listens to while he’s on the move. He also tells us about why he believes the post-pandemic concert format works surprisingly well, and why he prefers listening to ambient music when he travels as opposed to music by the likes of Palestrina and Tallis.    Listen to all the music featured in this episode on our Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7BIiAN1ge4UruD9bKO0VFb?si=1e ..read more
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Peter Jablonski | Pianist
MUSIC TO MY EARS
by Immediate Media
2y ago
Swedish pianist Peter Jablonski discusses his recent recording of music by Stanchinsky (out now on Ondine), discovering the music of Bacewicz and his downtime during the pandemic has seen him fall in love with the piano all over again. Recordings featured: Stanchinsky: Piano Sonata in E flat minor (Peter Jablonski) Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Yuri Boukoff, Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire/Ljubomir Romansky) Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Martha Argerich , LSO/Claudio Abbado) Chopin: Mazurka, Op. 6 No. 4 (Peter Jablonski) Bacewicz: Children’s Suite – VII: Gavotte (Mor ..read more
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Hannah Rankin | Boxer and Bassoonist
MUSIC TO MY EARS
by Immediate Media
2y ago
Reviews editor Michael Beek sits down for a chat with Hannah Rankin. The professional boxer and classically trained bassoonist discusses dividing her time between the worlds of sport and music, choosing the perfect ‘walk-out’ music for when she enters the ring and some of her most cherished works to play and listen to. Recordings featured: Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Philadelphia Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski) Bill Conti: Rocky – Gonna Fly Now (DeEtta Little, Nelson Pigford (vocals); Studio Orchestra/Bill Conti) Pierné: Solo de Concert, Op. 35 (Karen Geoghegan (bassoon), Philip Fisher (pi ..read more
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