Thoroughly Good Podcast Series 5 Ep 32 – Fretwork’s Richard Boothby and Kieran Cooper

Podcast 32 spotlights a new release on Signum Classics entitled ‘If’.

It’s the latest release by consort of viols Fretwork, and celebrates the 75th birthday of composer Michael Nyman pairing a collection of contemporary works arranged for the consort with music by Henry Purcell.

The album is out on 22nd March 2019. Pre-order here  http://hyperurl.co/NymanPurcell.

Thoroughly Good Podcast Series 5 Ep 28: Conductor Jessica Cottis

A new opera – The Monstrous Child – by composer Gavin Higgins and author Francesca Simon, opens at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Theatre on Thursday 21 Febraury.

Jessica Cottis conducts the Aurora Orchestra. Jessica and I met in the Linbury Theatre during a break in rehearsals on Thursday 14 February.

In podcast number 28, Jessica and I talk about the opera, we discussed the connection between science and the arts, orchestral scores, the thrill of being in the orchestra pit, and polyhedric structures. 

For more information and ticket availability visit the Royal Opera House website

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Thoroughly Good Podcast Series 5 Ep 18: Leeds International Piano Competition

Sounds from the 2018 Leeds International Piano Competition, including an exclusive tour of The Cobbe Collection of antique pianos, masterclasses with Lars Vogt and Imogen Cooper, and reflections on the final performances from Aljoras Jurinic, Anna Geniushene, Mario Haring, Xinyuan Wang, and winner Eric Lu.

Many thanks to Alec Cobbe and The Cobbe Collection team, Leeds International Piano Competition, Medici TV and the University of Leeds.

Thoroughly Good Podcast Series 5 Ep 16: Musicologist Hannah Chan-Hartley

Musicologist Hannah Chan-Hartley discusses academia, the shift from scholarly study to content marketing, and her visual Listening Guides developed for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

For more information on the Visual Guides and to purchase individual copies, visit https://www.symphonygraphique.com/shop

This podcast was recorded on Wednesday 5 September 2018 at the Southbank Centre in London.