Timmy Fisher and Sam Poppleton present classical music news, reviews, anecdotes and analyses. Is this the best classical music podcast produced in a Brixton bedroom? We think so.
Wham, Flam, Thank You Joby
This week Tim quizzes the people's percussionist, Joby Burgess, on flam rudiments, Sam presents a medium-sized Fleabag slam – and they don't quite hear the first piece of classical music sold on the blockchain.
Miloš, Moon, Forest
Guitar guru Miloš invents a new game with Sam as they chat about his latest album, The Moon & the Forest. Meanwhile BBC Young Musician inspires some analysis of Ruth Gipps’s underperformed Horn Concerto. PLUS all the usual shenanigans, jingles and Star Trek references. Fascinating.
Line of Dudley
Mother of God! The boys are back from their Easter break, unboxing all things film music with Oscar winner and reluctant Top of the Pops performer Anne Dudley. PLUS, they interrogate mid-20th-century British composer Geoffrey Bush on the 101st anniversary of his birth.
(Julian) Bliss Congeniality
In their latest set of shenanigans, the boys bend time with Johannes Brahms and talk to one of the world’s leading clarinettists – and No. 1 Jamiroquai fan – Julian Bliss. Buckle up for a wild ride.
YolanDa Brown, Judith Weird and the Turdus Merula
In an episode dangerously overburdened with wholesomeness, the boys chat to saxophonist YolanDa Brown about her multiple MOBO awards and life as a Ceebeebies presenter. There’s also a heartwarming email exchange with master of the queens music Judith Weir – and the big secret behind the Star Trek Original Series theme is revealed.
Everybody Loves Raymond (Yiu)
Avast mateys. The boys are back from extended shore leave with a trunk full of classical doubloons. In today’s episode Tim talks to Raymond Yiu about his unconventional route into composing, Anthony Burgess and a new disc with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Sam discusses common pitfalls in music analysis and the controversies surrounding Dr Susan McClary.
Insightful and very entertaining - gives you a new perspective on all the music they cover
Brilliant (Duo Tandem)
What an exceptional beautiful album for classical guitar listeners. Need more stars to rate this unique album .
Such an insightful and novel take on really relevant and interesting topics. You boys know your stuff! I would recommend this to everyone who is interested in classical music ! Great