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The Fidelio Podcast features interviews with different kinds of artists. Host, Marie Ross, talks about various topics in the arts. She interviews artists who might not necessarily be household names, but are all known and respected in their disciplines. The Fidelio Podcast deals with ideas and inspiration, what these artists' lives are like, and why they are driven to create.

The Fidelio Podcast features interviews with different kinds of artists. Host, Marie Ross, talks about various topics in the arts. She interviews artists who might not necessarily be household names, but are all known and respected in their disciplines. The Fidelio Podcast deals with ideas and inspiration, what these artists' lives are like, and why they are driven to create.
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The Fidelio Podcast features interviews with different kinds of artists. Host, Marie Ross, talks about various topics in the arts. She interviews artists who might not necessarily be household names, but are all known and respected in their disciplines. The Fidelio Podcast deals with ideas and inspiration, what these artists' lives are like, and why they are driven to create.

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Episodes

Ep. 30: David Crowell

4/17/2018
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David Crowell is a member of the Philip Glass Ensemble, playing woodwinds, and is a genre-crossing composer in his own right, leading his own band, Empyrean Atlas. David plays guitars and saxophones in Empyrean Atlas, as well as writing the music, managing the band, and producing their 3 albums. His music has been said to be a mix of classical, jazz, pop, post-punk, African, ambient, and minimalism. David has played all over the world with the Philip Glass Ensemble, and chats to Marie about...

Duration:00:53:37

Ep. 29: Posy Knight

4/5/2018
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Posy Knight is a dancer, choreographer, actor, scenic designer, director, and arts educator. She studied dance at Juilliard, and later went on to study scenic design at the University of Connecticut before moving to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she lives now. Marie chats with her about all the threads of her artistic life, how they fit together, and how she uses her creativity to better her local community in Milwaukee. They discuss thinking and the philosophy behind a physical art form...

Duration:00:58:34

Ep. 28 Franklin Cohen Part 2

3/22/2018
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This is the second part of Marie's interview with clarinetist, Franklin Cohen. If you haven't heard Part 1 yet, you can start there! This episode is all about intimacy in relationships – between musicians, between a musician and the audience, and even between a musician and the music itself. It’s about growing up, knowing when and how to come into your own and to find your own voice as an artist. Marie chats with Frank about the Munich Competition, Leopold Stokowski, and Frank even gives...

Duration:01:00:41

Ep. 27: Franklin Cohen Part 1

3/6/2018
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Marie talks with Franklin Cohen, Grammy award winning clarinetist and Principal Clarinet of the Cleveland Orchestra for 39 seasons. They chat about his experience auditioning (twice!) for the Cleveland Orchestra and Lorin Maazel, expressivity on an instrument, how to find your voice as an instrumentalist (or artist), performance anxiety and accepting yourself. We hear some samples of Frank's playing including the second movement of Peter Schickele's Quartet for clarinet, violin, cello,...

Duration:00:50:13

Ep. 26: Teaching Creativity

2/21/2018
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Marie talks about her journey moving across the world to New Zealand and from being a full-time performer to also including a teaching position at The University of Auckland. She chats about some of her own teachers and influences, and how it can be possible to teach creativity through music. As well as being the Lecturer of Clarinet at The University of Auckland, Marie also teaches historical clarinet as a secondary instrument to her students. She discusses what modern classical...

Duration:00:35:15

Ep. 25: Miki Kekenj and the Concerto Köln Speak! Project

9/22/2015
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Hip-hop artist and classical violinist, Miki Kekenj, joins the podcast to discuss the Concerto Köln education project, Speak!. For this project, the period-instrument orchestra, Concerto Köln combined to play the Mozart Requiem with the period-instrument youth orchestra, Jugendbarockorchester Rheinland, and the choir of the famous Cologne Cathedral, the Judgendchor am Kölner Dom. As well as playing the complete original piece, in between several movements, they also performed rap versions...

Duration:01:20:10

Episode 24: Josh Salsbury

9/7/2015
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Josh Salsbury was a trombonist in the freelance scene in LA. He had his own ensemble and was starting to play Hollywood blockbuster movie soundtracks when he decided to give up the trombone and pursue his new dream of woodworking. Josh now works full time designing and buliding custom furniture by hand. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;...

Duration:01:15:36

Episode 23: Mark Kirklands's The Moving Picture Company 1914

8/4/2015
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In the second part of the interview with award-winning director, Mark Kirkland, he discusses his artistic life outside of his work for The Simpsons. He takes us inside his latest project, a silent film called The Moving Picture Company 1914. Mark wrote, directed, and produced the film (together with his wife, Letty), and shares his experiences of the film making process from the first conception of the idea through the final intricate editing and photography work that went into giving the...

Duration:01:49:25

Episode 22: Mark Kirkland Part 1

7/15/2015
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Three-time Emmy award winning animation director for The Simpsons, Mark Kirkland, chats with Marie about all the aspects of his career as an artist: drawing, animation, directing, and comedy. He talks about his beginnings drawing with his father, the famous photographer, Douglas Kirland. About his time as a student learning from legendary Disney animators who worked on films like Bambi, Snow White, and Fantasia. He talks about the start of his career at Hanna-Barbera and how that prepared...

Duration:01:34:37

Episode 21: Thomas Morris and Dubliners 100

6/22/2015
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Dubliners 100 is a collection of 15 short stories, just like James Joyce's original short story collection, Dubliners, but each one written by a contemporary Irish wirter. They are not re-written stories or modernizations of the original work, but editor Thomas Morris thought of the idea of making 15 "cover versions" like in pop music. Dubliners 100 was released on the 100th anniversary of the publishing of Joyce's Dubliners. While Joyce wrote about the everyday middle-class people of...

Duration:00:57:52

Episode 20: Stories of Original Wind Instruments - Part 2

6/11/2015
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Marie speaks with her colleagues, specialists of historical performance, about their original wind instruments. They tell the stories of their favorite instruments - where and how they got them, and what they had to do to play it again today!German oboist, Peter Wuttke, talks about the English Horn by Carl Theodor Golde that was played in the orchestra in Weimar that Liszt was conducting. He tells us about how he used this instrument for a recording of the Liszt Dante Symphony. Italian...

Duration:01:14:09

Episode 18: Peter Kálmán Part 2

2/13/2015
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Baritone, Peter Kálmán, and Marie Ross chat at the Salzburg Festival in part 2 of their interview. Peter discusses the opera characters that he creates on stage and how he gets his inspiration from real life experiences. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in...

Duration:01:08:32

Episode 17: Peter Kálmán Part 1

1/30/2015
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Internationally renowned baritone, Peter Kálmán, joins the podcast from the Salzburg Festival where he was singing Schubert's opera, Fierrabras, with Ingo Metzmacher and the Vienna Philharmonic. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;...

Duration:00:40:51

Episode 16: Michael Walters

1/12/2015
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Michael Walters started out his career as a contemporary ballet dancer with the Netherlands Dance Theater, Frankfurt Ballet, and Lyon Opera, and has since transitioned into a career as an actor. After achiveing the top level of success as a dancer, Michael talks to Marie about what it was like to start over again in a new artistic field, and what it was like to go back to school again at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London where he trained as an actor. Michael's story is so...

Duration:01:18:25

Episode 15: Alexis Kossenko Demonstrates A Few Favorite Flutes

12/22/2014
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Flute player and conductor of Les Ambassadeurs, Alexis Kossenko, demonstrates some favorite flutes from his collection. He takes us from the modern flute through the renaissance, baroque, classical and romantic periods. Some are copies of historical instruments made by modern instrument makers, and some are original instruments from the period. He tells the stories of these very special instruments, how he found them, about each of their specific idiosyncrasies, and which period and type...

Duration:00:52:12

Episode 14: From Perm With Love

12/3/2014
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This episode is about the newly released recording of Mozart's opera, Cosi fan tutte, by Russian orchestra MusicAeterna and conductor, Teodor Currentzis. This recording was made over two weeks in January in Perm, a Russian provincial city close to the Ural Mountains. Marie talks about her experience making this recording in Perm and what it was like to play in a Russian orchestra. Playing musical clips from the recording, she recounts stories and anecdotes from the making of these CDs, and...

Duration:00:59:03

Episode 13: Alexis Kossenko

11/18/2014
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Flutist and conductor, Alexis Kossenko, joins the program to discuss the melding of his two passions. He chats about his early life and how he got started on the flute at an unusually early age. Although he had an early and precocious interest in conducting, he explains how that came later after he had already established himself as a performer and soloist. Alexis takes us behind the scenes and describes the process he had to go through to create a successful orchestra from the ground up....

Duration:01:35:11

Episode 12: Vivien and Olivia Steindler

11/3/2014
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Goth-chic fashion designers and baroque violinists, Vivien and Olivia Steindler, join the podcast to talk about how they think about fashion as an art form and how they started their clothing and jewelry brand, Voriagh. They are sisters, and discuss their early lives, influences, and their early passions for fashion, music - and all things gothic. Vivien and Olivia have a fashion boutique called Voriagh in the center of the Bastille in Paris, where they sell their original designs. Begun...

Duration:01:40:48

My Year of Living Dangerously: 4 Rossini Operas

10/20/2014
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It is an experience to play 4 different Rossini operas in one season. Marie talks about the four different productions that Ensemble Matheus played this season throughout Europe on historical instruments - and what the culture of theater life was like in Rossini's 19th century Italy when these works were first performed. She talks about how Rossini was the first superstar composer and how he was at the center of the chaos and excitement of 19th century theater life. That adrenaline rush is...

Duration:01:08:29

Episode 10: Barry Banks - Part 2

7/18/2014
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In part 2 of the conversation with opera star, Barry Banks, he talks openly about the issues that all performers and artists deal with: confidence, nerves, the dedication it takes to be a musician, and how important it is for him to have a life outside of singing. He talks about the balance that he has struggled to achieve in his life and how he's learned how to not be too effected when things do not go as perfectly as he would like in a performance. Barry and Marie compare notes and...

Duration:01:19:08

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