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Has there been a time in your life where you’ve looked to someone to guide you? Grammy-nominated flutist Karen Kevra is a musician whose life was changed by her mentor. Join her for engaging interviews of artists as they share personal stories of deep connection that will warm your heart and inspire you....whatever you do and wherever you are on your path.

Muse Mentors Karen Kevra

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    • 4.9 • 39 Ratings

Has there been a time in your life where you’ve looked to someone to guide you? Grammy-nominated flutist Karen Kevra is a musician whose life was changed by her mentor. Join her for engaging interviews of artists as they share personal stories of deep connection that will warm your heart and inspire you....whatever you do and wherever you are on your path.

    FLUTE STORIES - Friedrich Kuhlau's Arietta and Variations on a Theme of Mozart

    FLUTE STORIES - Friedrich Kuhlau's Arietta and Variations on a Theme of Mozart

    Fredrich Kuhlau (1786–1832) was a Danish composer of the late Classical and early Romantic periods who wrote prodigiously for the flute. The final movement of his Fantasie for Solo Flute in D major, "Arietta and Variations" is charming, virtuosic, and fun! The aria "Bati, Bati" from Mozart's opera Don Giovanni is the theme. The operatic spirit shines in this 4 minute long gem.Georg Philip Telemann, Fantaisie No. 12, performed by Karen Kevra, flute Georg Friedrich Händel, Sui...

    • 10 min
    FLUTE STORIES - Katherine Hoover's WINTER SPIRITS

    FLUTE STORIES - Katherine Hoover's WINTER SPIRITS

    Composer Katherine Hoover's Winter Spirits is a musical tribute to the American Desert Southwest. This 5 minute piece was inspired by Marie Buchfink's artwork picturing a cross-legged native American flute player: A colorful cloud of tiny beneficent spirits rises from the flute into a cloud. Elements of dance, chant, and drumming combine to create a mystical, magical soundscape. Katherine Hoover, KokopeliKatherine Hoover, Winter Spiritsperformed by Karen Kevra, fluteSupport the Show.

    • 11 min
    Tony Barrand: Sing Me A Story/Dance Me A Song

    Tony Barrand: Sing Me A Story/Dance Me A Song

    In this encore episode from Christmas eve 2020, we celebrate the life and legacy of Tony Barrand who died on January 29, 2022. Tony Barrand was born in England in 1945 but has lived most of his life in southern Vermont in the vibrant town of Brattleboro—a place that shines all the more brightly because of him. This Cornell PHD and Professor Emeritus of Boston University is not just an academic, but also a singer, dancer, and story-teller. What first grabs you is his way with words—he can give...

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Pianist Jeffrey Chappell

    Pianist Jeffrey Chappell

    Pianist Jeffrey Chappell reflects on his life and his formative mentorships first with pianist Jane Allen, and later with the legendary Leon Fleisher. In this encore episode, Jeffrey reveals his early childhood genesis story with the piano; his studies at the Curtis Institute and Peabody Conservatory, and path that led him to an astounding last minute substitution for Claudio Arrau with the Baltimore Symphony. He addresses overcoming challenges and adversity and speaks about his lifelon...

    • 36 min
    Edgard Varèse - DENSITY 21.5

    Edgard Varèse - DENSITY 21.5

    Edgard Varèse is one of the most influential musicians of the twentieth century and was called "The stratospheric Colossus of Sound." He lived life with intensity and composed the same way. Varèse lived most of his composing life in New York City and made music out of the compelling cacophony of NYC street noises: sirens, firetrucks, river sounds, foghorns, and even skyscraper construction.Density 21.5 was composed in 1936 (and revised in 194) at the reques...

    • 14 min
    FLUTE STORIES - Rimsky-Korsakov's FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEE

    FLUTE STORIES - Rimsky-Korsakov's FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEE

    Flight of the Bumblebee from Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's opera "The Tale of Tsar Saltan"--is at the heart of a fantastical tale which includes a large cast of characters including a king and a queen, a magical swan, and a prince turned bumblebee. It's a dazzling colorful encore piece, instantly recognizable and adopted by all kinds of instrumentalists, from string players, to pianists and of course flutists. The buzzier and the faster, the better!Georg Philip Telemann, Fantaisie No. 12&nb...

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Andy Shuford ,

Jeffrey Chappell & Leon Fleischer

Encore presentation just as good as the first! Great interview. Jeffrey Chappell likes it enough to put a link to this podcast from his website.

kiddosister ,

Good for the soul

Can’t get enough. Fun to binge listen.

NRhannick ,

Muse Mentors is such a treat

This podcast is a treasure. Karen chooses such intriguing guests and interviews them with grace and honesty.

Can’t wait to hear more.

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