21 episodes

Podcast about the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, an orchestra that trail-blazed the idea of players from many countries dropping their normal commitments and travelling to perform together with the world's greatest conductors and soloists. Through our interviews, we will explore the stories of the people who formed, built and run the orchestra as well as those who perform in and with it. We'll introduce new recordings and talk about the music with the people who know it best – those who bring it off the page and into our heads.

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Podcast about the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, an orchestra that trail-blazed the idea of players from many countries dropping their normal commitments and travelling to perform together with the world's greatest conductors and soloists. Through our interviews, we will explore the stories of the people who formed, built and run the orchestra as well as those who perform in and with it. We'll introduce new recordings and talk about the music with the people who know it best – those who bring it off the page and into our heads.

    Interlude: Interview with Julian Poore, COE's second trumpet and founder member

    Interlude: Interview with Julian Poore, COE's second trumpet and founder member

    In this episode, Simon Mundy talks with Julian Poore who has been the COE's second trumpet since its creation in 1981. Aside from telling us all about the many different types of trumpets and the challenges of bringing them on tour, he also tells us a story about Claudio Abbado's shirt... featuring COE co-principal cello, tenor Will Conway!

    • 23 min
    Interlude: Interview with Julian Rachlin, Violinist and Conductor

    Interlude: Interview with Julian Rachlin, Violinist and Conductor

    Julian Rachlin explains what it means to him that the Chamber Orchestra of Europe is the resident orchestra at Schloss Esterhazy, how he feels about the COE and what he would like to do with them next.

    • 23 min
    Interlude: Interview with COE Honorary Member Sir András Schiff

    Interlude: Interview with COE Honorary Member Sir András Schiff

    In this episode, Simon Mundy is in conversation with Sir András Schiff, a long-standing artistic partner and Honorary Member of the COE. Together, they recall how the relationship with the Orchestra started, back in the eighties, and how it developed over the years. Sir András remembers with great fondness his friendship with Sandor Vegh who also taught to a number of COE members at the time. In this episode, there are various musical excerpts, particularly from our concert at the Schloss Esterhazy, home of Haydn, in Eisenstadt in September 2022.

    • 29 min
    Interlude: Interview with COE Planning and Personnel Manager Caroline Ferry

    Interlude: Interview with COE Planning and Personnel Manager Caroline Ferry

    In this episode, Caroline shares her memories of the past 5 years at the COE, what particular challenges she encountered, which programmes she fondly remembers, which soloists wowed her...

    • 20 min
    Interlude: Interview with French oboist François Leleux

    Interlude: Interview with French oboist François Leleux

    François Leleux recalls his COE story with much enthusiasm: how he got to know the Orchestra, when became a member, what his influence on the COE was and how the COE influenced him, particularly as he has now become a renowned conductor as well as a world-class oboist.

    • 21 min
    Interlude: Interview with Sir Roger Norrington

    Interlude: Interview with Sir Roger Norrington

    In this episode, Simon Mundy interviews British conductor Sir Roger Norrington about his COE adventure. Now retired, Sir Roger looks back at some of his most cherished memories with the COE: concerts at Die Glocke in Bremen, performances of the Creation and the Seasons... He also talks about period performances on modern instruments, revising the orchestra seating and the importance of connecting with the audience during concerts.

    • 32 min

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