20 episodes

Sarah Willis plays the French horn in the Berlin Philharmonic and is also a well-known and popular presenter of TV and online programs about classical music. She is the host of Deutsche Grammophon's international podcast series with the Yellow Label's star studded cast of musicians as her guests. The monthly podcast episodes give an insider's view of the musicians and their most recent DG recordings. Laughs and a few surprises are guaranteed!

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Sarah Willis plays the French horn in the Berlin Philharmonic and is also a well-known and popular presenter of TV and online programs about classical music. She is the host of Deutsche Grammophon's international podcast series with the Yellow Label's star studded cast of musicians as her guests. The monthly podcast episodes give an insider's view of the musicians and their most recent DG recordings. Laughs and a few surprises are guaranteed!

    DG Podcast meets Jan Lisiecki

    DG Podcast meets Jan Lisiecki

    Sarah Willis' new podcast guest signed with Deutsche Grammophon when he was just 15 years old and is still going strong 11 years later: it's Jan Lisiecki, of course. The pianist has just returned to his home in Canada from a long tour and talks to Sarah via zoom about his upcoming album "Night Music", his affinity for Chopin and the reason he doesn't want to be called a prodigy. Tune in!

    Listen to Jan Lisiecki's album now:
    https://music.apple.com/us/album/chopin-complete-nocturnes/1570405831

    • 25 min
    DG Podcast meets Hania Rani & Dobrawa Czocher

    DG Podcast meets Hania Rani & Dobrawa Czocher

    For the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Sarah Willis hosts two special guests live in the DG podcast studio: pianist Hania Rani and cellist Dobrawa Czocher, who have just released their Deutsche Grammophon debut “Inner Symphonies”. In the episode, the composer duo talks about the making of their new album, their close friendship and the diverse musical and cultural influences found in their music. Tune in!

    Listen to Hania Rani's and Dobrawa Czocher's album now:
    https://music.apple.com/us/album/inner-symphonies/1574935579

    • 47 min
    DG Podcast meets Daniil Trifonov

    DG Podcast meets Daniil Trifonov

    This episode’s guest has been described as an event, and podcast host Sarah Willis can only agree: the first time she heard Daniil Trifonov play live, it was just that - he was an incredible event. In conversation with Sarah, the pianist reveals many exciting details about the making of his new album "Bach: The Art of Life"; how many hours a day he had to practice the piano in preparation for this album and why performing Bach means going back to the roots of music-making.


    Listen to Daniil Trifonow's album now:
    https://music.apple.com/de/album/bach-the-art-of-life/1577776877

    • 17 min
    DG Podcast meets Peter Gregson

    DG Podcast meets Peter Gregson

    Peter Gregson is truly a multifaceted musician. He has written music for stage, screen and video games, and as a cellist he has performed all around the world. In this new podcast episode, Peter gives insights about his latest album "Patina" that presents works for solo cello, analogue synthesizers, piano and string orchestra. In conversation with Sarah Willis he also talks about what the album title Patina means, why he treats his cello like a voice and how he experienced recording the album in Dolby Atmos.

    Listen to Peter Gregson's album now:
    https://music.apple.com/us/album/patina/1567634882

    • 37 min
    DG Podcast meets Alice Sara Ott

    DG Podcast meets Alice Sara Ott

    In this episode, Sarah's guest is none other than the fabulous Alice Sara Ott. The German-Japanese pianist has just released her tenth album for DG, called "Echoes Of Life", which features Chopin's 24 Preludes beside contemporary works by various composers. Tune in to find out what this particular choice of repertoire is about, the story behind the dress she's wearing on the cover, and the positive things Alice has realized for herself as a result of the pandemic.

    • 31 min
    DG Podcast meets Yannick Nézet-Séguin

    DG Podcast meets Yannick Nézet-Séguin

    How does a famous conductor practice before recording his solo piano album? And what kind of repertoire do you choose when you venture to the keys as a conductor? In this Deutsche Grammophon podcast episode, Sarah Willis meets her friend and colleague Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Although his work as one of the world's leading conductors keeps him very busy, Yannick found time during the pandemic to release his first piano album. He explains that the piano gives him the opportunities to make chamber music, accompany singers, and to always take different angles on the music.

    • 27 min

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