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Jon Jacob talks to artists, writers, and audience members about classical music and the concert-going experience.

Jon Jacob talks to artists, writers, and audience members about classical music and the concert-going experience.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Jon Jacob talks to artists, writers, and audience members about classical music and the concert-going experience.

Language:

English

Contact:

07768 864655


Episodes

105: Soprano Katharine Dain and Pianist Sam Armstrong

11/25/2020
Lifelong friends Katharine Dain and Sam Armstrong ended up quarantining together in Rotterdam for more time in 2020 than they anticipated. The result was a new album of music by Messaien, Debussy, Delbos, and Duitilleux. Buy it here >> https://lnk.to/KatharineDainRegardsSurLInfini

Duration:00:31:34

104: Composer and clarinettist Mark Simpson

11/20/2020
Jon Jacob talks to composer and clarinettist Mark Simpson about a new release on the Orchid Classics label pairing Simpson's Geysir with Mozart's Gran Partita. Full credits via the Orchid Classics website. https://www.orchidclassics.com/releases/orc100150-mark-simpson/

Duration:00:26:16

103: Lucy Thraves from Classical Music Online

11/9/2020
In the week that industry magazine Classical Music shifts to online, Jon Jacob speaks to its editor Lucy Thraves. Visit Classical Music online at https://www.classical-music.uk.

Duration:00:30:36

102: Riga-Jurmala Festival 2021

10/31/2020
Riga-Jurmala Festival 2021 runs from 16 July - 29 August 2021. Tickets are on sale now and up until the end of 1 November 2020, are available at 30% off the usual sale price. Artists include Yuja Wang, King Singers, Chicago Symphony with Riccard Mutti, and the Concertgebouw with Daniel Harding. For more information visit http://www.riga-jurmala.com.

Duration:00:40:50

101: Royal Philharmonic Society's James Murphy introduces some of the RPS 2020 Shortlist

10/14/2020
RPS Chief Exec James Murphy introduces some of the shortlisted names and organisations in this years RPS Awards. The full list can be found on the Thoroughly Good Blog (http://blog.thoroughlygood.me/2020/10/14/royal-phiharmonic-society-awards-2020-shortlist-announced/) .

Duration:00:42:23

100: Tenor Nicky Spence talks about Blackheath Community Opera's Rake's Progress 2020

10/3/2020
Tenor Nicky Spence introduces the Blackheath Community Opera project for 2020 - a lockdown performance of Stravinsky's Rake's Progress. WATCH 7.30pm Saturday 3 October YOUTUBE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqPeoqlECLodpfPEeEWCFug FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/BlackheathHalls/

Duration:00:32:36

99: Documentary filmmaker John Bridcut

9/20/2020
Classical music documentary filmmaker John Bridcut's latest film celebrates the life of Dutch conductor Bernard Haitink. It's broadcast on the BBC on 26th September. In this podcast John Bridcut discusses his methodology and reflects on his experiences working with Haitink. This interview is also available in video format on the Thoroughly Good Facebook and YouTube pages.

Duration:00:41:39

98: Pianist Melvyn Tan, cellist Guy Johnston, and tour guide Dermot Burke on Mendelssohn Cello Sonata and Hatfield House

9/12/2020
Accompany Jon Jacob on a tour of Hatfield House at one of the first pre-recorded concert series in the UK post-COVID19 lockdown. The Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival started on Friday 11 September. Watch (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL50aH6QSo6lv4YYC40wheDQjeO7FatuFz) each concert on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL50aH6QSo6lv4YYC40wheDQjeO7FatuFz

Duration:00:31:29

97: Steve Magee and his arrangement of Eric Coates 'Calling All Workers'

8/27/2020
Jon Jacob talks to BBC Symphony Orchestra Principal Contrabassoonist Steve Magee about his lockdown arrangement of Eric Coates' classic wartime morale-boosting tune 'Calling All Workers'. Watch the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtxcSUNlKCw

Duration:00:21:30

96: Test events at St John's Smith Square

8/4/2020
Jon Jacob speaks to Richard Heason from St John's Smith Square and Owain Park, director from Gesualdo Six ahead of a test event for socially distanced audiences. Watch the concert here >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TCqKV_aKrk

Duration:00:29:45

95: Members of the LPO play together for the first time after lockdown

7/11/2020
Ahead of the LPO’s Summer Sessions on YouTube, Jon Jacob visits Henry Wood Hall in London to see how social distancing regulations have impact live music-making.

Duration:00:15:37

93: Charlotte Higgins on Brahms, live performance, and journalism

6/13/2020
Excerpts from Brahms G Major Violin Sonata by Tasmin Little on Chandos and, Op 119 No. 3 by Olshansky

Duration:00:49:31

91: Mairead Sheerin and Clare Cornwell introduce the new Blackheath Conservatoire Online programme

5/23/2020
For more information about Blackheath's range of music-making and arts and culture courses now available worldwide via Zoom, visit http://www.conservatoire.org.uk/

Duration:00:21:44

90: Conductor Timothy Henty and 'Grounded Conductor' Presenter

5/22/2020
Timothy Henty produces at presents The Grounded Conductor series as part of the At Home with LMP lockdown. In this podcast he explores the reasons for making the series, and reveals insights into the opera production process, and the fascinating relationship between conductor and audio engineer. Discover the series on the At Home with LMP (http://londonmozartplayers.com/athome-2/) website.

Duration:00:42:33

89: Public Service Announcement

5/22/2020
The first edition of podcast episode 88 was published in error. It was billed as conductor Timothy Henty but ended up being Ron Davis. For some subscribers that means they've missed out on hearing Timothy Henty (because they've unwittingly downloaded the incorrect file). So, the next file will necessarily be a 'repeat' publication of Timothy Henty. Yes. It's confusing. But not half as much as its embarrassing for Jon Jacob.

Duration:00:01:14

88: Conductor Timothy Henty and 'Grounded Conductor' Presenter

5/20/2020
Timothy Henty produces at presents The Grounded Conductor series as part of the At Home with LMP lockdown. In this podcast he explores the reasons for making the series, and reveals insights into the opera production process, and the fascinating relationship between conductor and audio engineer. Discover the series on the At Home with LMP (http://londonmozartplayers.com/athome-2/) website.

Duration:00:54:51

86: Cellist Ruth Philips introduces The Exhale

4/18/2020
Cellist Ruth Phillips discusses the music of Handel, the playing of Andras Schiff and Armenian folk music ahead of the launch of The Exhale - an online retreat for professional and amateur musicians in search of an holistic approach to personal development and wellbeing. Sign up to the retreat that runs from 27 April - 10 May 2020 at https://www.the-exhale.com.

Duration:00:52:24