15 episodes

Your ticket to backstage conversations with world-renowned musicians. Join MET Opera Principal Trumpet David Krauss for candid and compelling discussions with today’s top performers as they speak about their creative process and lives as artists.
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    • 4.9 • 66 Ratings

Your ticket to backstage conversations with world-renowned musicians. Join MET Opera Principal Trumpet David Krauss for candid and compelling discussions with today’s top performers as they speak about their creative process and lives as artists.
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    Alicia Graf Mack

    Alicia Graf Mack

    Despite multiple injuries, a pivot to seek out a degree from Columbia University, and a burgeoning corporate career, Alicia Graf Mack was always destined to be in the dance world. As the youngest and first woman of color to be the Dean and Director of Dance at the Juilliard School, Alicia aims to break the cookie-cutter mold by embracing dancers of different body types and skin tones.
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    The Speaking Soundly theme song is composed by Joseph Saba/Stewart Winter and used by permission of Videohelper.
    Speaking Soundly was co-created by David Krauss and Jessica Handelman. 
    This interview has been edited and condensed to fit the time format.
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    • 31 min
    Joyce DiDonato

    Joyce DiDonato

    American mezzo-soprano and three-time Grammy Award winner Joyce DiDonato compares singing into a packed opera house to Roger Federer’s swing, as an effortless, efficient flow that feels like you’re on a sailboat taken by the breeze. She recalls the profound process of developing her voice and marvels at its humanizing and therapeutic value.
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    The Speaking Soundly theme song is composed by Joseph Saba/Stewart Winter and used by permission of Videohelper.
    Special thanks to Tommy Harron at Armazi Productions for his help with the audio.
    Speaking Soundly was co-created by David Krauss and Jessica Handelman. 
    This interview has been edited and condensed to fit the time format.
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    • 26 min
    Keri-Lynn Wilson

    Keri-Lynn Wilson

    Canadian conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson has led orchestras and opera companies around the globe to great acclaim for over two decades. Earlier this year, with her cousins on the battlefield of Ukraine, she turned her outrage into action when she founded the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra in coordination with the Metropolitan Opera and the Polish National Opera. Keri-Lynn and David talk about this meaningful work, the key to being a conductor, the advantage of experience, and reminisce about a respected and feared teacher they shared at Juilliard.
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    The Speaking Soundly theme song is composed by Joseph Saba/Stewart Winter and used by permission of Videohelper.
    Speaking Soundly was co-created by David Krauss and Jessica Handelman. 
    This interview has been edited and condensed to fit the time format.
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    • 24 min
    Anthony McGill

    Anthony McGill

    Avery Fisher Prize winner and clarinetist Anthony McGill is the first African-American to hold a Principal chair in the New York Philharmonic’s 180-year history. He sees his high-profile position as an opportunity to inspire a new generation of diverse musicians. Anthony discusses his work as an artist and activist, the greatest experience of his life, and how Michael Jordan inspired him to strive for excellence.
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    The Speaking Soundly theme song is composed by Joseph Saba/Stewart Winter and used by permission of Videohelper.
    Speaking Soundly was co-created by David Krauss and Jessica Handelman. 
    This interview has been edited and condensed to fit the time format.
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    • 25 min
    Joshua Weilerstein

    Joshua Weilerstein

    Conductor Joshua Weilerstein catapulted to international attention at a young age when he won first prize of the world-famous Malko Competition for Young Conductors with hardly any formal training. He discusses growing up in a musical family, how performing for thousands of youth who had never heard a live concert before profoundly influenced his career, earning the trust and respect of musicians, and paying homage with his popular classical music podcast "Sticky Notes" to the late Leonard Bernstein.
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    The Speaking Soundly theme song is composed by Joseph Saba/Stewart Winter and used by permission of Videohelper.
    Speaking Soundly was co-created by David Krauss and Jessica Handelman. 
    This interview has been edited and condensed to fit the time format.
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    • 21 min
    Ray Chen

    Ray Chen

    International violin virtuoso, Ray Chen is redefining the role of today’s classical soloist. Using social media, Ray aims to educate, enlighten, and entertain his audience before they get to the concert hall. He credits his grit and determination to his experience of being a first-generation immigrant and likens playing his ten-million-dollar Stradivarius violin to wielding Thor’s hammer.

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    The Speaking Soundly theme song is composed by Joseph Saba/Stewart Winter and used by permission of Videohelper.
    Speaking Soundly was co-created by David Krauss and Jessica Handelman. 
    This interview has been edited and condensed to fit the time format.
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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Tomatthinking ,

A Truly Wonderful Podcast!

I am so taken by David Krauss and Speaking Soundly. He asks such interesting questions and then lets his guests answer. He does this so consistently that it must be his "way."

His guests are wonderful and as he has often played with them, the vibe is excellent.

I never feel that the podcast is a stop on a publicity tour.

My one request: don't stop.

Michelle***H ,

Terrific Find

I listened to your interview on Joshua Weilerstein’s podcast « Stickey Notes » and now, bingeing on your podcast. This provides a super insight into your orchestra world.
Love the interviews here!

kqperry ,

Soooo good

This is such a great, feel-good podcast. David Krauss asks thoughtful questions to each of the fantastic musicians; somehow he gets each person to talk about the meaning of life and music in the span of a relatively short episode. I finish each episode excited to know who will be interviewed next.

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