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 37: Tchaikovsky Facts and Fictions

Episode 37: Tchaikovsky Facts and Fictions

Dr. Sophia Tegart is back to talk Tchaikovsky’s music, drama, and personal life.  All music examples from musopen.org and commons.wikimedia.org. https://www.buzzsprout.com/1040791/episodes/8078241

Episode 35: Not Dead Composers Featuring Damien Geter

Episode 35: Not Dead Composers Featuring Damien Geter

In the fourth of our Not Dead Composers series, we talk to composer, singer, and conductor Damien Geter. Find him on Instagram @dgeter, and at his website damiengetermusic.com. https://www.buzzsprout.com/1040791/episodes/7717078

Episode 33: Rapid Fire with Ryan Zwahlen

Episode 33: Rapid Fire with Ryan Zwahlen

Previously unaired footage from our Instrumental Personalities episode! Join Casey and Ryan as they casually chat about instrumental stereotypes, disparity of concertos, and oboists “subtle” egos. https://www.buzzsprout.com/1040791/episodes/7552171

Episode 32: Build Your Library with Battalia

Episode 32: Build Your Library with Battalia

The first in a series of Build Your Library episodes - something to refresh the classical music you listen to! https://www.buzzsprout.com/1040791/episodes/7302817

Episode 31: Do I Have Perfect Pitch?

Episode 31: Do I Have Perfect Pitch?

I’ve always wondered, since I was a kid, if I actually have perfect pitch or not. And I... sort of... discover the answer? Maybe? Helpful insights from Mont Chris Hubbard and Leslie Grush. Want to test yourself? Check out a perfect pitch test here:...

Episode 30: It’s 2021 and Classical Music is Still Here!

Episode 30: It’s 2021 and Classical Music is Still Here!

Happy New Year! Casey and Dr. Tegart have a wonderful and casual conversation recapping the year in music. We predict what’s to come, and we even make a few little resolutions for ourselves. https://www.buzzsprout.com/1040791/episodes/7070242

Episode 29: Not Dead Composers Featuring Rael Jones

Episode 29: Not Dead Composers Featuring Rael Jones

The first international interview! (Thanks, Zoom!) Casey chats with London-based and Emmy-nominated composer Rael Jones about his process, his new album, and his favorite descriptors of the Nyckleharpa. Download Rael’s new album, “Mother Echo,” right...

Episode 28: Mushrooms, Prepared Piano, and 4’33”

Episode 28: Mushrooms, Prepared Piano, and 4’33”

Dr. Sophia Tegart returns for a fascinating conversation about the life and times of composer John Cage. Prepared piano performance is from Richard Bunger’s performance, and can be found here: https://archive.org/details/AM_1973_05_17 Usage of this recording is...

Episode 27: Giving Thanks for Pants Roles

Episode 27: Giving Thanks for Pants Roles

Thank you all for your podcast support! I’m thankful for the KCW community. (A global one at that!) As a token of my appreciation, here is an extended interview with mezzo soprano Aleks Romano, previously only available to Patreon subscribers. I hope you enjoy! If...