36 episodes

A behind the scenes all access pass to the London Philharmonic Orchestra and its musicians
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A behind the scenes all access pass to the London Philharmonic Orchestra and its musicians
#OffstagePod
Twitter: @LPOrchestra
Instagram: @londonphilharmonicorchestra
Facebook: @londonphilharmonicorchestra

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    Keeping in Shape

    Keeping in Shape

    Facing the fear of fear, admitting you might not always want to go to those after concert drinks, and searching for the best strengthening exercises to avoid injury as a musician and a conductor are just a few of the tips and topics discussed by YolanDa Brown, cellist Elisabeth Wiklander and conductor Karina Canellakis. They discover that being in top shape for your job as a musician is a very personal journey. And how do you find that ‘lake stillness’ before a performance?
    Produced by Tandem Productions for the London Philharmonic Orchestra. 
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    • 35 min
    Tools of the Trade

    Tools of the Trade

    YolanDa Brown uncovers some of the mysteries of buying an orchestral instrument with cellist David Lale and horn player Mark Vines. From commissioning a brand new cello, to finding that ‘perfectly cooked risotto’ sound of Mark’s perfect horn, to leaving horns on trains and cellos outside pubs, YolanDa hears about the highs and lows of searching for (and holding onto!) that dream instrument.  
    Produced by Tandem Productions for the London Philharmonic Orchestra. 
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    • 33 min
    Inside Mahler’s Symphony No.1

    Inside Mahler’s Symphony No.1

    YolanDa Brown gets the scoop on what it’s like to play Mahler’s ‘Titan’ Symphony from the musicians themselves. Horn player Martin Hobbs shares his favourite moment in the piece, where the horns actually stand up to play, harp player Rachel Masters gets to the bottom of why early audiences found the symphony to be way ahead of its time (and slightly shocking) and explains why Mahler’s writing for the harp is so effective. And flute player Juliette Bausor reveals that the challenge is not to do with the technicalities of the music, but finding overall direction in the piece… 
     
    Produced by Tandem Productions for the London Philharmonic Orchestra
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    • 30 min
    Carry on Trucking

    Carry on Trucking

    YolanDa Brown chats to Damian Davis (from his van!) about the celebrated LPO truck, complete with a hydraulic lift and kitchenette, and asks how he safely transports hundreds of instruments to concert halls around the world. She also hears bass player Laura Murphy’s point of view - when do you take your ‘second’ instrument, and what do you absolutely not put in your instrument case when you go on tour…?
    Produced by Tandem Productions for the London Philharmonic Orchestra. 
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    • 30 min
    How to write for orchestra

    How to write for orchestra

    YolanDa Brown catches up with Brett Dean to find out what it means to be a Composer in Residence at an orchestra like the LPO, and how you tackle the daunting task of writing for so many instruments. She also talks to bass player Sebastian Pennar, who has been collaborating with Brett to discover all the sonic possibilities of the double bass (including using a rubber ball on a stick…). 
    Produced by Tandem Productions for the London Philharmonic Orchestra. 
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    • 33 min
    Blending Cultures

    Blending Cultures

    From nervous jazz trumpet solos to a singing orchestra and musical collaborations, today YolanDa Brown talks to trumpeter Anne McAneney and violinist Vesselin Gellev about how they’ve crossed musical boundaries, and discovers what we can learn from expanding our musical experiences. Is all music a kind of improvisation? And how can musicians overcome their fear of exploring new genres? 
    Produced by Tandem Productions for the London Philharmonic Orchestra. 
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    • 29 min

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