Episode 50: We Review A Late Quartet

It’s Episode 50! Yahoo! To celebrate, it’s movie day! Casey is joined by Dr. Sophia Tegart to watch and review the 2012 film A LATE QUARTET. And BOY, did we have opinions! If you haven’t seen it yet, be warned that we talk about the entire film, so this is filled with...

Episode 49: So Many Bachs, So Little Time

Welcome to a primer on the Bach family! Why is JS Bach’s music so timeless? Why do we find it so boring when we’re kids? Dr. Sophia Tegart and Casey dig in to find out. Music examples provided by musopen.org and archive.org, under public domain usage copyrights.

Episode 48: Build Your Library with St. Paul’s Suite

Gustav Holst wrote “The Planets,” sure, but he also wrote some stellar stuff for intermediate string orchestra!  Performances of St. Paul’s Suite were recorded by Casey Bozell using the A Capella app and, like, so much patience. Excerpt from “Mars” provided by...

Episode 47: Not Dead Composers Featuring Kirsten Volness

A wonderful conversation with the amazing Kirsten Volness, visiting professor at Reed College, and the artist behind the album River Rising, available now on Bandcamp. Kirsten Volness can be found at the following websites:...
Episode 50: We Review A Late Quartet

Episode 50: We Review A Late Quartet

It’s Episode 50! Yahoo! To celebrate, it’s movie day! Casey is joined by Dr. Sophia Tegart to watch and review the 2012 film A LATE QUARTET. And BOY, did we have opinions! If you haven’t seen it yet, be warned that we talk about the entire film, so this is filled with...

Episode 49: So Many Bachs, So Little Time

Episode 49: So Many Bachs, So Little Time

Welcome to a primer on the Bach family! Why is JS Bach’s music so timeless? Why do we find it so boring when we’re kids? Dr. Sophia Tegart and Casey dig in to find out. Music examples provided by musopen.org and archive.org, under public domain usage copyrights.

Episode 48: Build Your Library with St. Paul’s Suite

Episode 48: Build Your Library with St. Paul’s Suite

Gustav Holst wrote “The Planets,” sure, but he also wrote some stellar stuff for intermediate string orchestra!  Performances of St. Paul’s Suite were recorded by Casey Bozell using the A Capella app and, like, so much patience. Excerpt from “Mars” provided by...

Episode 47: Not Dead Composers Featuring Kirsten Volness

Episode 47: Not Dead Composers Featuring Kirsten Volness

A wonderful conversation with the amazing Kirsten Volness, visiting professor at Reed College, and the artist behind the album River Rising, available now on Bandcamp. Kirsten Volness can be found at the following websites:...

Episode 46: Remote Together with Catherine Lee

Episode 46: Remote Together with Catherine Lee

Portland based oboist Dr. Catherine Lee joins us to talk about her new album, being released on May 21st, titled “Remote Together.” You can purchase it on BandCamp, and attend the virtual release party! More details are on her website, catherinemlee.com. In our...

Episode 45: A Short History of Why No One Can Play In Tune

Episode 45: A Short History of Why No One Can Play In Tune

Subtitled: “Why piano players are the worst.” Dr. Sophia Tegart is back, hooray! She walks us through different tuning systems, why tuning in differing ensembles is so difficult, and why, indeed, piano players are the worst.* *This is, of course, a joke. Piano players...

Episode 44: Baroque Violin with Adam LaMotte

Episode 44: Baroque Violin with Adam LaMotte

Awesome violinist and super cool human Adam LaMotte talks to Casey Bozell about his love of Baroque music. Plus we get really into the weeds talking about Baroque versus modern technique! You can check out Adam’s YouTube channel here:...

Episode 43: Rapid Fire with Nicole Buetti

Episode 43: Rapid Fire with Nicole Buetti

Bassoonist and lovely human Nicole Buetti and her rapid fire round from the Instrumental Personalities episode. She’s got her own educational series where her puppet friends, the Nirks, lead us through meeting the instruments of the symphony orchestra. You can find it...

Episode 42: Build Your Library with Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances

Episode 42: Build Your Library with Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances

Today’s BYL centers on Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances. Learn a little about him, the field of ethnomusicology, and hear Casey perform these dances as a violin trio. (A new arrangement, as far as we’re aware...) It’s a shortie, but a fun one! Here are some stellar...

Episode 41: Mental Health with Sound Mind

Episode 41: Mental Health with Sound Mind

Casey sits down with Sound Mind Executive Director Alex Hoffmann and Board Member Ben Manis. We discuss identity, career goals, and a taste of what it’s like being a working mother in the classical community. Sound Mind is doing GREAT work. Go find out more about them...

Episode 40: Not Dead Composers Featuring Mark Fish

Episode 40: Not Dead Composers Featuring Mark Fish

Mark and Casey chat about musical aesthetics, poetic inspirations, and David Ogden Stiers. Mark’s youtube recording for the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra’s rehearsal of “Womanwork” can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6apd654SKN8 All music examples...

Episode 39: The Classical Guitar with Adam Levin

Episode 39: The Classical Guitar with Adam Levin

Adam Levin reunites with Casey after fifteen years! We talk origins, the importance of live performance, and what he believes is the true future of classical guitar music. Find out more about Adam here: www.adamlevinguitar.com...