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The Naxos Sounds Interesting podcasts explore the riches of classical music. The series covers an engaging potpourri of musical topics with each episode focusing on a new musical theme, whether based around a particular composer or concept. Presenter Richard Kennedy takes you on a musical journey to help you discover classical works in a new and interesting way. Text versions can be found at blog.naxos.com.

Naxos: Sounds Interesting Richard Kennedy

    • Muziek

The Naxos Sounds Interesting podcasts explore the riches of classical music. The series covers an engaging potpourri of musical topics with each episode focusing on a new musical theme, whether based around a particular composer or concept. Presenter Richard Kennedy takes you on a musical journey to help you discover classical works in a new and interesting way. Text versions can be found at blog.naxos.com.

    Humming Bees

    Humming Bees

    With temperatures shifting unpredictably, the hibernating bee must occasionally get confused about when it’s time to rise from slumber and resume its pollinating routine. In many parts of the world, however, they’ll have long been about their business. This week’s blog gives a nod to that vital work they do, and a mention of some pieces that have taken them as their focus.

    • 16 min.
    Sleeping Beauties

    Sleeping Beauties

    Did you know J. S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations were originally written to help alleviate a nobleman’s insomnia? Knowing few bounds, music is well placed to invoke lullabies, the onset of sleep, and its otherworldly, dreamy state. Nightmares add the yang to the yin. This episode spotlights musical works about various stages of somnolence. If you fancy a bit of music for simply day-dreaming, this is the episode for you.

    • 30 min.
    From Mandalay to Tinseltown: an excursion with Rudyard Kipling

    From Mandalay to Tinseltown: an excursion with Rudyard Kipling

    This episode focuses on music inspired by the works of Rudyard Kipling, the celebrated journalist, editor, poet, and novelist. Kipling’s literary works continue to attract the attention of composers and filmmakers the world over, and this episode dips into a few of these musical adaptations, including Oley Speaks ‘On the Road to Mandalay’ to, of course, ‘Bare Necessities’.

    • 23 min.
    Carlo Gesualdo – a chromatic scale of life.

    Carlo Gesualdo – a chromatic scale of life.

    He murdered his wife and her lover, then paid a price of torment for the rest of his life, the anguish often oozing from his searing harmonies. This podcast from the Naxos Sounds Interesting series recounts the colourful life and music of the Italian composer Carlo Gesualdo, who was active at the turn of the sixteenth century. The musical selections for this episode highlight some of Gesulado’s most significant works.

    • 21 min.

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