The Fidelio Podcast features interviews with different kinds of artists. Host, Marie Ross, talks about various topics in the arts. She interviews artists who might not necessarily be household names, but are all known and respected in their disciplines. The Fidelio Podcast deals with ideas and inspiration, what these artists' lives are like, and why they are driven to create.
Brahms Mini-Series 4, Dirk Fischer
Recording engineer and producer, Dirk Fischer, chats about his career with Marie over coffee in St. Truiden, Belgium, where they have just finished recording Brahms Clarinet Sonatas and Trio with historical instruments.
Read more about Dirk Fischer: fischerdirk.com
And about Solaire Records: solairerecords.com
Brahms Mini-Series 3, Claire-Lise Démettre
Marie sat down with historical cellist, Claire-Lise Démettre, to talk about Romantic-period string playing and techniques. They discuss Claire-Lise's cello and set-up, what it feels like to play gut strings, portamento, different kinds of vibrato – and those special moments that don't require anything from the player, when the music is just beautiful enough on it’s own.
Brahms Mini-Series 2, Inspirations
This episode is very personal. Marie plays some short examples of various tracks from the new historically informed Brahms recording and talks about the inspirations, stories, experiences, and influences behind each example.
Brahms’ inspirations for works often included nature, occasions, and the players for whom he dedicated his music. In this episode, Marie talks about her own personal inspirations for the interpretation and ideas heard on the recording.
Brahms Mini-Series, Introduction
The Brahms Mini-Series corresponds to the recent release of a new CD of the Brahms Works for Clarinet and Piano with Marie Ross (clarinet), Petra Somlai (piano), and Claire-Lise Démettre (cello).
In the first episode of her Brahms Mini-Series, Marie introduces some concepts of the historical performance practice of the Romantic era, in particular relating to Brahms' chamber music.
The concept of the mini-series is to reveal of the stories, ideas, and background that you can't include in the liner notes!
A Composition Contest
Marie Ross has started the first ever clarinet event in New Zealand, the University of Auckland Clarinet Weekend. She also holds a composition contest for new works for clarinet each year. In this episode, she speaks to last year's first prize winner, Joshua Pearson, about his piece Teine Sa. She talks about the contest itself, and how it will be organized differently this year for the most impact and benefit of the community.
David Crowell is a member of the Philip Glass Ensemble, playing woodwinds, and is a genre-crossing composer in his own right, leading his own band, Empyrean Atlas. His music has been said to be a mix of classical, jazz, pop, post-punk, African, ambient, and minimalism. David has played all over the world with the Philip Glass Ensemble, and chats to Marie about what it is like to play huge works such as Einstein on the Beach.
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Great Podcast for Music Lovers!
Fidelio is an excellent podcast with great content, a very good host, and good sound quality. Marie has some very intriguing and international guests, and does a wonderful job interviewing them. If you are music lover - you will love The Fidelio Podcast!
Encompassing a wide range of disciplines, the Fidelio Podcast brings a unique perspective to the world of arts. Providing a behind the scenes look into what makes these individual artists tick, the interviews are informative, intriguing, and inspiring. Happy listening!
Thoroughly Fascinating Interview! Of course we all know the Simpsons...but how intriguing to hear of the adventures and experiences Mark encountered before arriving at his destination. I really enjoyed his time with Disney, having grown up in the 50's and 60' myself. To hear how these animators worked so hard and were very dedicated (And worked for not much pay) and then shared their knowledge and experience with the young, up -and- coming animators- Very Inspiring! I really enjoyed the understanding that animation is so much more than we realize....for example, how Mark took Acting lessons to further his animation skills. A lot more goes into animation than just making a pencil drawing on a piece of paper. I now have a better appreciation of the art. And Marie alway has such a natural appreciation and curiousity of whomever she interviews. She asks the contemplative questions and with her own intensive musical background, seeks out the heart of each subject.