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Host Tigran Arakelyan talks to renowned figures in the world of music about personal stories, success and life. The mission of this podcast is to create discussion on a variety of topics in music, culture, and arts.

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Host Tigran Arakelyan talks to renowned figures in the world of music about personal stories, success and life. The mission of this podcast is to create discussion on a variety of topics in music, culture, and arts.

    Ep. 102: Ludovic Morlot, conductor

    Ep. 102: Ludovic Morlot, conductor

    Following eight years as Music Director, Ludovic Morlot is now Conductor Emeritus of the Seattle Symphony. His tenure in Seattle formed a hugely significant period in the musical journey of the orchestra. Ludovic’s innovative programming encompassed not only his choice of repertoire, but theatrical productions and performances outside the traditional concert hall space. There were numerous collaborations with musicians from different genres, commissions and world premieres.

    • 39 min
    Ep. 101: Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor

    Ep. 101: Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor

    Celebrating more than 30 years of professional conducting, Miguel Harth-Bedoya is a master of color, drawing idiomatic interpretations from a wide range of repertoire in concerts across the globe. He has amassed considerable experience at the helm of orchestras, including seven seasons as Chief Conductor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and twenty seasons as Music Director of the Fort Worth Symphony. Previously he has held Music Director positions with the Auckland Philharmonia and Eugene Symphony.

    • 39 min
    Ep. 100: Robert Dick, revolutionary composer and flutist

    Ep. 100: Robert Dick, revolutionary composer and flutist

    World renowned as the leader in contemporary music for flute, Robert Dick embodies the ideal of the Renaissance artist. With equally deep roots in classical music old and new and in free improvisation and new jazz, he has established himself as an artist who has not only mastered, but redefined the instrument. In 2014, the National Flute Association honored Robert Dick with its Lifetime Achievement Award.

    • 59 min
    Ep. 99: Wadada Leo Smith, trumpeter and composer

    Ep. 99: Wadada Leo Smith, trumpeter and composer

    Wadada Leo Smith, trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and improviser is one of the most acclaimed creative artists of his times, both for his music and his writings. For the last five decades, Mr. Smith has been a member of the historical and legendary AACM collective. He distinctly defines his music as “Creative Music.” Mr. Smith’s diverse discography reveals a recorded history centered around important issues that have impacted his world.

    • 47 min
    Ep. 98: Diane Schuur, Grammy winning jazz vocalist

    Ep. 98: Diane Schuur, Grammy winning jazz vocalist

    Schuur’s much-laureled career includes two Grammy Awards---each for Best Jazz Vocal Performance---on Timeless (1986) and Diane Schuur and The Count Basie Orchestra (1987). Both were released by GRP Records, the label that had launched her recording career. Schuur scored three additional Grammy nominations for subsequent albums Pure Schuur and Love Songs, as well as for the individual track “The Christmas Song.”

    • 26 min
    Ep. 97: Martin Kuuskmann, Estonian-born bassoon virtuoso

    Ep. 97: Martin Kuuskmann, Estonian-born bassoon virtuoso

    Grammy nominated Estonian-born bassoon virtuoso, Martin Kuuskmann’s charismatic and commanding performances throughout the world have earned him repute as one of the leading solo instrumentalists of his generation. Kuuskmann has appeared with conductors Neeme, Paavo and Kristjan Järvi, Robert Spano, Tõnu Kaljuste, Risto Joost, Nikolay Aleksejev, Anu Tali, Mihhail Gerts, Kirk Trevor, Leonid Grin, and with orchestras such as Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, & many othe

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

amuseman ,

A nice change

Entertaining, educational and a nice earthy change from the usual classical music talk. No talking down to listeners or publicist inspired boredom. Tigran is both an advocate and truth teller. Worth your time.

Darahbee ,

Quality

Great selection of guests, thoughtful and insightful questions and topics, and tremendously positive spirit!

Theoudplayer ,

High quality

Excellent work on this podcast. Thoughtful discussions and poignant questions exploring a variety of innovative and compelling artists. Keep up the good work.

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