Outside the MusicBox
Update + Happy Anniversary

Update + Happy Anniversary

May 31, 2021

Happy 1 year Outside the MusicBox anniversary! Here is an update about what’s next for this podcast. 

 

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Kristian Bezuidenhout

Kristian Bezuidenhout

April 2, 2021

Keyboardist Kristian Bezuidenhout talks about Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, obsessing over recordings as a teenager, and the dichotomy of Bach as both a total genius and also just a working guy.

 

Useful links:

Spotify playlist for Kristian’s pieces 

Spotify playlist for main pieces 

Spotify playlist for final question pieces 

 

Other useful links:

Johann Sebastian Bach 

St. Matthew Passion background information 

English translation of St. Matthew Passion text 

Thomaskirche (St. Thomas Church) in Leipzig, Germany, where St. Matthew Passion was premiered 

History of St. Matthew Passion being performed in the Netherlands 

John Eliot Gardiner 

John Eliot Gardiner’s 1989 recording of St. Matthew Passion

Recitative 

Aria 

Arioso 

Chorale 

Viola da Gamba, or Viol/Gamba for short 

Basso Continuo, or Continuo for short 

A discussion on some problematic aspects of the Bach Passions 

 

Support Kristian:

Kris Bezuidenhout’s website, where you can purchase CDs: http://kristianbezuidenhout.com/ 

 

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Annette Isserlis

Annette Isserlis

March 1, 2021

English violist Annette Isserlis talks about 17th-century music by Orlando Gibbons and Henry Purcell, starting out as a ballet dancer, and being swept up in the experience of collective music making. 

 

Useful links:

Spotify playlist for Annette’s pieces 

Spotify playlist for main pieces 

Spotify playlist for final question pieces 

 

Other useful links:

The Viol 

Orlando Gibbons 

Plainchant 

The “In Nomine” plainchant, which was used as the basis of pieces by many composers throughout history 

Henry Purcell 

False relations (blue notes)  

Jean-Philippe Rameau 

Rameau’s Les Boreades 

 

Support Annette:

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s video platform, OAE Player 

Annette’s podcast, Tea With Netty  

English Baroque Soloists 

 

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Julie Roset

Julie Roset

February 9, 2021

French soprano, Julie Roset, talks about Sigismondo d’India’s Infelice Didone and Jules Massenet’s Ah! Douce enfant, how singers’ voices change as they age, and what it’s like pretending to be a fairy.

 

Useful links:

Spotify playlist for Julie’s pieces 

Spotify playlist for main pieces 

Spotify playlist for final question pieces 

 

Other useful links:

Sigismondo d’India 

Claudio Monteverdi 

The story of Dido and Aeneas 

Francesco Turrisi’s episode, where we talk about Dido’s Lament, by Henry Purcell 

Recitativo vs aria 

17th-century Spice Trade Routes with map showing the trading route via Sicily 

Jules Massenet 

Massenet’s opera, Cendrillon (Cinderella) 

MET Opera, New York City 

 

Support Julie:

Julie’s Facebook: @JulieRosetSoprano 

Julie’s Instagram: @juthyana 

Watch the livestream of Julie’s debut at the Opéra-Comique, Paris 

Holland Baroque’s latest CD, Brabant 1653, in which Julie is featured 

 

Get in touch with us!

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Shaun Lee-Chen

Shaun Lee-Chen

January 16, 2021

Violinist Shaun Lee-Chen talks about Chausson’s Poeme, the original cycling hipsters, and old recordings.

 

Useful links:

Spotify playlist for Shaun’s pieces 

Spotify playlist for main pieces 

Spotify playlist for final question pieces 

 

Other useful links:

Ernest Chausson’s Poeme 

Violinist, Eugene Ysaye 

Maurice Ravel’s Tzigane 

Violinist, Jascha Heifetz 

For a deep dive nerd out on 19th-century ways of performing, you can check out Emma’s Masters thesis here: https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/561381/563632 

 

Support Shaun:

Shaun playing *viola* in a duet with Christian Li playing violin 

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra 

Shaun’s position as lecturer at the University of Western Australia 

Shaun playing on the UWA Conservatorium of Music Youtube channel 

 

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Christmas Special: Listener Questions

Christmas Special: Listener Questions

December 20, 2020

Bonus Christmas Special! Emma and Chloe answer more listener questions and wrap up 2020. Stay tuned for more fun times in 2021 Outside the MusicBox!

 

Rachael Beesley’s work on Flow http://www.rachaelbeesley.com/flow.html

Wonderbound contemporary dance company in Denver, Colorado https://www.wonderbound.com

How scales and keys work in music https://learningmusic.ableton.com/notes-and-scales/keys-and-scales.html

Key Characteristics table https://4c07335b-13d6-47c3-8533-90b0d4feca97.filesusr.com/ugd/bbfdbb_ec35d032a55b44e299fb83b49b349944.pdf

Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany https://www.elbphilharmonie.de/en/the-halls#laeiszhalle 

 

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Cris Derksen

Cris Derksen

December 3, 2020

Composer and cellist Cris Derksen talks about Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, braiding her Cree and Mennonite ancestry, and how her dog might be a witch. 

 

Useful links:

Spotify playlist for Cris’s pieces  

Spotify playlist for main pieces 

Spotify playlist for final question pieces 

 

Other useful links:

Modest Mussorgsky 

Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain  

Youtube video of the Night on Bald Mountain bit in the Disney Fantasia movie from 1940

Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition  

What is a Powwow 

Eybler String Quartet 

 

Support Cris:

Cris’s website: https://www.crisderksen.com/

Facebook: @cris.derksen

Instagram: @cris_derksen 

Cris Derksen on Spotify 

Cris Derksen on Youtube 

 

Get in touch with us!

DONATE: PayPal.Me/OutsideMusicBox 

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Instagram: @musicboxconcerts

Twitter: @OutsideMusicBox 

Email: concerts.musicbox@gmail.com

Website: www.musicboxconcerts.com

Rob Nairn

Rob Nairn

November 13, 2020

Double bassist Rob Nairn talks about arias by Robert Schumann and Agostino Steffani, his love of opera, and secret bass bonding activities.

 

Useful links:

Spotify playlist for Rob’s pieces 

Spotify playlist for main pieces 

Spotify playlist for final question pieces 

 

Other useful links:

Robert Schumann 

Schumann’s Scenes from Goethe’s Faust 

Violone 

Richard Wagner  

Bayreuth Wagner Festival 

Agostino Steffani 

The story of Niobe in Greek Mythology 

Agostino Steffani’s opera Niobe, regina di Tebe  

Philippe Jarrousky 

Boston Early Music Festival  

Opera singer, Maria Callas  

Jazz bass clarinetist and saxophonist, Eric Dolphy 

 

Support Rob:

Email: rnairn03@gmail.com 

Ironwood’s latest CD: Romantic Dreams: Quintets for Piano and Strings 

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s Brandenburg One 

Adelaide Baroque 

 

Get in touch with us!

DONATE: PayPal.Me/OutsideMusicBox 

Facebook: @OutsidetheMusicBox 

Instagram: @outsidethemusicbox 

Twitter: @OutsideMusicBox 

Email: concerts.musicbox@gmail.com

Website: www.musicboxconcerts.com

Max Mandel

Max Mandel

November 2, 2020

Violist Max Mandel talks about Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola, making music with friends, and some viola jokes for good measure. 

 

Useful links:

Spotify playlist for Max’s pieces 

Spotify playlist for main pieces 

Spotify playlist for final question pieces 

 

Other useful links:

Violin vs viola 

String Quartet description 

Symphony description 

Concerto description 

Cadenza description  

Guy Fishman’s episode (where we talk about cadenzas) 

Info on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

Background on Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra  

The Mannheim Rocket 

Julia Wedman’s episode (where we talk about scordatura tuning) 

Haydn’s “Joke” string quartet 

Viola jokes 

 

Support Max:

OAE Players digital concert platform 

Flux Quartet 

Spunicunifait 

Max’s Twitter: @MaxTMandel 

 

Get in touch with us!

DONATE: PayPal.Me/OutsideMusicBox 

Facebook: @MusicBoxConcerts 

Instagram: @musicboxconcerts 

Twitter: @OutsideMusicBox 

Email: concerts.musicbox@gmail.com

Website: www.musicboxconcerts.com

Marianna Soroka

Marianna Soroka

October 21, 2020

Percussionist Marianna Soroka talks about four different pieces that helped shape her life, sharing the stage with live horses in a 90’s Polish opera house, and the history of the frame drum. 

 

Useful links:

Spotify playlist for Marianna’s pieces

Spotify playlist for main pieces 

Spotify playlist for final question pieces 

 

Other useful links:

Modest Mussorgsky 

Boris Godunov full opera on Youtube: Acts I and II , Acts III and IV

Early Russian Orthodox choral singing 

Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Bogoroditse Devo (the choir piece Emma sang in youth choir where everyone took sneaky breaths to keep the phrase going forever) 

Buddy Rich 

Live video of Buddy Rich playing (so you can see his “driving” way of playing the drums)  

Leszek Możdżer 

Frame drums 

Percussionist Zohar Fresco playing frame drums in their traditional Arabic setting 

Portuguese square frame drum 

Bodhran (Irish frame drum) 

Steve Reich  

Short documentary on Steve Reich talking about his music 

Reich’s Clapping Music 

 

Support Marianna:

Website: mariannasoroka.com 

Instagram: marianna_soroka  

 

Get in touch with us!

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Instagram: @musicboxconcerts

Twitter: @OutsideMusicBox

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