10 episodes

‘A picture speaks a thousand words, but music speaks a thousand pictures’. Hosted by the Australian conductor Scott Wilson, the A Thousand Pictures podcast is an introduction to classical music: some of the most thrilling music ever imagined.

A Thousand Pictures Scott Wilson

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    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

‘A picture speaks a thousand words, but music speaks a thousand pictures’. Hosted by the Australian conductor Scott Wilson, the A Thousand Pictures podcast is an introduction to classical music: some of the most thrilling music ever imagined.

    Episode 9 - Alone, Searching...

    Episode 9 - Alone, Searching...

    The ‘Cello Concerto’ by Elgar is the most famous piece for solo cello accompanied by an orchestra. The beautiful, rich sound of the cello is captivating. But, we also sense loneliness: the cellist seems to be searching for something. In this episode I share insights into the piece and I answer the questions ‘What is a Concerto?’ and ‘What is Texture?’.


    This episode features the first movement from the ‘Cello Concerto’ by the composer Edward Elgar. I recommend the recording by the London Symphony Orchestra, featuring the cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.


    Further information: www.athousandpictures.com/episode9.


     


    I hope you enjoy the show! Please subscribe and help us grow by leaving a rating and a review. And please share the podcast with others!


     


    Feel free to contact Scott Wilson via: 


    EMAIL: feedback@athousandpictures.com 


    FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/1000PicturesPod


    INSTAGRAM: @1000picturespod


    TWITTER: @1000PicturesPod


    WEBSITE: www.athousandpictures.com

    • 19 min
    Episode 8 - What Might Have Been

    Episode 8 - What Might Have Been

    The piece ‘Of A Sad Evening’ by the composer Lili Boulanger is harrowing. Its desolate atmosphere conveys the tragedy of its composer’s life: she would die at 24, shortly after composing this piece. For a listener, it’s intense and powerful. In this episode I share insights into the piece, we continue to discover the different types of pieces orchestras play, and I answer the question ‘What is Orchestration?’.


    This episode features the piece ‘Of A Sad Evening’ (D’un Soir Triste) by the composer Lili Boulanger. I recommend the recording by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier.


    Further information: www.athousandpictures.com/episode8.


     


    I hope you enjoy the show! Please subscribe and help us grow by leaving a rating and a review. And please share the podcast with others!


     


    Feel free to contact Scott Wilson via: 


    EMAIL: feedback@athousandpictures.com 


    FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/1000PicturesPod


    INSTAGRAM: @1000picturespod


    TWITTER: @1000PicturesPod


    WEBSITE: www.athousandpictures.com


     

    • 19 min
    Episode 7 - Inside the Storm

    Episode 7 - Inside the Storm

    In the ‘Four Sea Interludes’ by Benjamin Britten you’re standing on the cliffs of the English Channel and a storm is raging around you. Waves are crashing, wind is hurtling, and rain is drenching you from all angles! In this episode I share insights into the piece, I answer the question ‘What is rhythm?’, and we continue to explore the different types of pieces played by orchestras.


    This episode features ‘Storm’ from the ‘Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes’ by the composer Benjamin Britten. I recommend the recording by the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis.


    Further information: www.athousandpictures.com/episode7.


     


    I hope you enjoy the show! Please subscribe and help us grow by leaving a rating and a review. And please share the podcast with others!


     


    Feel free to contact Scott Wilson via: 


    EMAIL: feedback@athousandpictures.com 


    FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/1000PicturesPod


    INSTAGRAM: @1000picturespod


    TWITTER: @1000PicturesPod


    WEBSITE: www.athousandpictures.com

    • 17 min
    Episode 6 - This Feels Good!

    Episode 6 - This Feels Good!

    ‘Candide Overture’ by Leonard Bernstein is a fantastic piece. Fun for the listener and virtuosic for the orchestra, it bursts with energy and excitement. In this episode I share insights into the piece and I discuss the ‘feel’ of music by exploring the role of the Time Signature. Also I answer the question, ‘What is an Overture?’.


    This episode features ‘Candide Overture’ by the composer Leonard Bernstein. I recommend the recording by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by the composer.


    Further information: www.athousandpictures.com/episode6.


     


    I hope you enjoy the show! Please subscribe and help us grow by leaving a rating and a review. And please share the podcast with others!


     


    Feel free to contact Scott Wilson via: 


    EMAIL: feedback@athousandpictures.com 


    FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/1000PicturesPod


    INSTAGRAM: @1000picturespod


    TWITTER: @1000PicturesPod


    WEBSITE: www.athousandpictures.com

    • 18 min
    Episode 5 - The March of a King

    Episode 5 - The March of a King

    ‘Symphony no. 7’ by Beethoven is considered to be a masterpiece. And wonderfully, its solemn march was chosen as the music for the climactic scene of ‘The King’s Speech’! It communicates perseverance and determination to overcome adversity. In this episode I share insights into the piece, I continue our journey to uncover how music works by answering the question ‘What Is Harmony?’, and I discuss the instruments of the String section in an orchestra.


    This episode features the 2nd movement from ‘Symphony no. 7’ by the composer Ludwig van Beethoven. I recommend the recording by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Christian Thielemann.


    Further information: www.athousandpictures.com/episode5.


     


    I hope you enjoy the show! Please subscribe and help us grow by leaving a rating and a review. And please share the podcast with others!


     


    Feel free to contact Scott Wilson via: 


    EMAIL: feedback@athousandpictures.com 


    FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/1000PicturesPod


    INSTAGRAM: @1000picturespod


    TWITTER: @1000PicturesPod


    WEBSITE: www.athousandpictures.com

    • 18 min
    Episode 4 - A Magical Melody

    Episode 4 - A Magical Melody

    The ‘Piano Concerto in G’ by Maurice Ravel is so astonishingly beautiful that time can appear to become suspended for a listener. The melody is somehow magical, transporting you to another place. In this episode I share insights into the piece, I discuss the Woodwind section of the orchestra, and begin to uncover how music works by answering the question ‘What is a Melody?’.


    This episode features the 2nd movement from the ‘Piano Concerto in G’ by the composer Maurice Ravel. I recommend the recording by The Cleveland Orchestra, with pianist Krystian Zimerman and conductor Pierre Boulez.


    Further information: www.athousandpictures.com/episode4.


     


    I hope you enjoy the show! Please subscribe and help us grow by leaving a rating and a review. And please share the podcast with others!


     


    Feel free to contact Scott Wilson via: 


     


    EMAIL: feedback@athousandpictures.com 


    FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/1000PicturesPod


    INSTAGRAM: @1000picturespod


    TWITTER: @1000PicturesPod


    WEBSITE: www.athousandpictures.com

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

BLJ0257 ,

Wonderful

Creating insights into the backgound and presence of classical music through these podcasts. A terrific experience for me, broadening my understanding of each piece.

PRAUSOO10 ,

A thousand pictures

Scott brings the music to life in an engaging and enthusiastic style. The dialogue really informs the listener. Wonderful

LWW1223 ,

Awesome!!!

A fantastic and informative podcast.
Great for anyone who wants to learn more about classical music. I can hear how passionate the host is about this music and he clearly has a love for educating others on the subject. I’m looking forward to hearing many more episodes.

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