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Jon Jacob talks to artists, writers, and audience members about classical music.

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    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Jon Jacob talks to artists, writers, and audience members about classical music.

    179: Ton Koopman at BachFest

    179: Ton Koopman at BachFest

    Conductor, organist, harpsichordist and lovely man Ton Koopman riffs on the joys of JS Bach at BachFest in Leipzig, ahead of his festival in the Dordogne - Itineraire Baroque - where he and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra will be performing Bach’s St John Passion.

    • 23 min
    178: Judith Weir's Blond Eckbert at Aldeburgh Festival

    178: Judith Weir's Blond Eckbert at Aldeburgh Festival

    Jon Jacob speaks to ETO General Director Robin Norton-Hale and members of the cast and production team about the English Touring Opera production of Blond Eckbert that opens the 75th Aldeburgh Festival on 7th June 2024.

    • 25 min
    177: Ben Levy from Classics Explained

    177: Ben Levy from Classics Explained

    How can recontextualising classical music help build a new audience for the genre? Classics Explained YouTube producer Ben Levy explores the opportunities he's discovered using animation to tell the story of some of classics most-loved works, and some of the pushback he's received doing so.

    • 31 min
    176: Cellist Tim Posner

    176: Cellist Tim Posner

    This episode spotlights a new release from cellist Tim Posner. Recorded weeks ago, this episode has I'm sorry to say been subject to all manner of technical challenges. Publication has been delayed as a result. But all good things come to those who wait. And this is GOOD.
    Tim Posner's debut album includes music by Bloch, Bruch and Dohnanyi is a case in point. The music speaks for itself (especially the rarely heard Konzertstucke by Dohnanyi) Posner's playing is full bodied, heartfelt and huggable, if you know what I mean. A Thoroughly Good highlight of 2024.

    • 24 min
    175: Monteverdi Choir's Israel in Egypt

    175: Monteverdi Choir's Israel in Egypt

    Hailstones, frogs and sexy trills. Monteverdi Choir's director Peter Whelan joins Amy Wood and Nick Pritchard to introduce the detail and the colour in Handel's oratorio Israel in Egypt.

    • 28 min
    174: On Conducting and Learning to Conduct

    174: On Conducting and Learning to Conduct

    LPO Principal Concductor Edward Gardner, and LPO Conducting Fellows Charlotte Politi and Luis Castillo-Briceño reflecting on their roles as conductors and the process of developing their conducting presence.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

LKHMusic ,

Fantastic Podcast

This is the most brilliant classical music podcast. Really thought provoking conversation and a great interviewer with such an engaging style and extensive knowledge of the subject. Always leaves me inspired and wanting to go and listen to more classical music. Highly recommended!

Low on credit ,

Longtime podcaster continues to show how it's done

This podcast has been around for well over a decade, maybe even a decade and a half, and the standard has always been high. The presenter doesn't concern himself with cramming in as many ads as possible. It's all very much about the work. The early shows, of which there are many, are delightful, less focused on classical music and the Eurovision, but it's clear the presenter is passionate about these two things and something of an authority. Even if neither musical genres are your cup of tea, the presenter's enthusiasm and knowledge keep you listening. Brilliant voice too.

Ianbath ,

Great music podcast

Nice relaxed and well informed interviewer, top guests and informative podcast, good production values

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