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In this podcast series we go inside the orchestra comparing how New York Philharmonic musicians over time played certain licks or passages in a variety of works. Are they the same or different and why? Our guides in this journey are the Philharmonic players themselves in conversation with the Orchestra’s Archivist and Historian Emerita Barbara Haws.

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In this podcast series we go inside the orchestra comparing how New York Philharmonic musicians over time played certain licks or passages in a variety of works. Are they the same or different and why? Our guides in this journey are the Philharmonic players themselves in conversation with the Orchestra’s Archivist and Historian Emerita Barbara Haws.

    Joseph Alessi (Principal Trombone), Listening Through Time

    Joseph Alessi (Principal Trombone), Listening Through Time

    Listening Through Time features the New York Philharmonic’s Joseph Alessi in conversation with the Orchestra’s Archivist and Historian Barbara Haws, considering how trombone and trumpet performance practices and interpretations have changed over the decades. One of Leonard Bernstein’s Hunky Brutes, Alessi discusses former Philharmonic members as well as his father and grandfather, both members of the Metropolitan Opera. Works discussed are Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony, Mahler’s Symphonies conducted by Bernstein, R. Strauss' Ein Heldenleben, and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5. Philharmonic players discussed are Armand Ruta, Mario Falcone, Gordon Pulis, Simone Mantia, Warren Deck and Don Harwood. Recorded September 25, 2017. Conceived by Barbara Haws. Recorded by Larry Rock, assisted by Ian Good. Edited by Charles Van Tassel. © 2017 New York Philharmonic. http://www.archives.nyphil.org/podcasts

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Orin O’Brien (Bass), Listening Through Time

    Orin O’Brien (Bass), Listening Through Time

    Listening Through Time features the New York Philharmonic’s Bass, Orin O’Brien in conversation with the Orchestra’s Archivist and Historian Barbara Haws, considering how bass performance practices and interpretations have changed… or remained the same over the decades. Also discussed is Orin’s experience of becoming the first woman admitted to the Orchestra. Works discussed Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Rossini Scala di Seta Overture, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, Shostakovich Symphony No. 10. Philharmonic bass players discussed are Robert Brennand, Frederick Zimmerman, Herman Reinshagen, and Homer Mensch. Recorded August 25, 2017. Conceived by Barbara Haws. Recorded by Ian Good. Edited by Charles Van Tassel. © 2017 New York Philharmonic. http://www.archives.nyphil.org/podcasts

    • 54 min
    Stanley Drucker (Clarinet), Listening Through Time

    Stanley Drucker (Clarinet), Listening Through Time

    Listening Through Time features the New York Philharmonic’s former Principal Clarinet Stanley Drucker in conversation with the Orchestra’s Archivist and Historian Barbara Haws, considering how clarinet performance practices and interpretations have changed and remained the same over the decades. Works discussed include Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, Debussy’s Rhapsody for Clarinet and Orchestra, Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Mahler. Clarinet players discussed are Simeon Bellison, Alexander Williams, Robert McGinnis, Henri Leroy and Benny Goodman. Recorded August 4, 2017. Conceived by Barbara Haws. Inspired by Sony Classical's New York Philharmonic 175th Anniversary box set with recordings from 1917 to 1996. Recorded by Ian Good. Edited by Charles Van Tassel. © 2017 New York Philharmonic. http://www.archives.nyphil.org/podcasts

    • 51 min
    Philip Smith (Trumpet) Listening Through Time

    Philip Smith (Trumpet) Listening Through Time

    Listening Through Time features the New York Philharmonic’s former Principal Trumpet Philip Smith in conversation with the Orchestra’s Archivist and Historian Barbara Haws, considering how trumpet performance practices, instruments, and interpretations have changed… or remained the same over the decades. Works discussed are the entrance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, Richard Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, Wagner’s Overture to The Flying Dutchman, Scriabin’s Poem of Ecstasy, and the post horn solo from Mahler’s Symphony No. 3. Philharmonic trumpet players discussed are William Vacchiano, Harry Glantz, Max Schlossberg, and John Ware. Recorded July 14, 2017. Conceived by Barbara Haws. Inspired by Sony Classical New York Philharmonic 175th Anniversary box set with recordings from 1917 to 1996. Recorded by Larry Rock, assisted by Ian Good. Edited by Charles Van Tassel. 

    • 58 min

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