Outside the MusicBox
Francesco Turrisi

Francesco Turrisi

October 1, 2020

Italian multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi talks about ostinato basslines, the similarities between language and musical improvisation, and how the basslines used in Radiohead and My Funny Valentine are a lot older than we think.

 

Useful links:

Spotify playlist for Francesco’s pieces 

Spotify playlist for main pieces 

Spotify playlist for final question pieces

 

More useful links:

Ostinato bassline 

Improvisation in music 

Bebop jazz 

*Correction (23:37): Charlie Parker saxophone solo 

The Early Music Movement in Classical music  

The harpsichord 

The organ 

Henry Purcell’s opera, Dido and Aeneas

The Villancico 

Video featuring Rhiannon Giddens talking about the history of the minstrel banjo

 

Support Francesco:

Website: https://www.francescoturrisi.com/

Patreon for Francesco and his partner, Rhiannon Giddens: https://www.patreon.com/rhiannongiddens

Bandcamp: https://francescoturrisi.bandcamp.com/

Buy Francesco’s album based on 17th-century music: https://diatriberecords.bandcamp.com/album/si-dolce-il-tormento

Buy Francesco’s solo piano album: https://francescoturrisi.bandcamp.com/album/northern-migrations

 

Get in touch with us!

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Twitter: @OutsideMusicBox 

Email: concerts.musicbox@gmail.com

Website: www.musicboxconcerts.com

BONUS: Listener Questions!

BONUS: Listener Questions!

September 11, 2020

Bonus episode! Join us this episode as we answer some great questions from our listeners and announce our NEW PayPal link where you can donate. It’s really easy to donate to keep this podcast going! Just head to PayPal.me/MusicBoxConcerts and choose the currency and amount you want to donate. 

 

Useful links:

Opening music that we recorded with Holland Baroque. Highly recommend checking out the whole album

Mozart’s music in films and TV shows 

Mozart’s Requiem 

Schubert’s Rosamunde string quartet 

Biber’s Mystery Sonatas (with organ accompaniment) 

Bach’s Violin Sonata No. 1in G minor 

Power posing TED Talk by Dr Amy Cuddy 

 

We are jealous of:

Any music for viola da gamba 

Bassoon parts in early French operas such as this one 

Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2

 

Get in touch with us!

*DONATE*: PayPal.Me/OutsideMusicBox 

Facebook: @OutsidetheMusicBox 

Instagram: @outsidethemusicbox 

Twitter: @OutsideMusicBox 

Email: concerts.musicbox@gmail.com

Website: www.musicboxconcerts.com

Joshua Weilerstein
Guy Fishman

Guy Fishman

August 24, 2020

Cellist Guy Fishman chats about Vivaldi’s Cello Concerto in C minor, his introduction to classical music in Texas, and the joys of exploring sheet music stores.

 

Useful links:

Spotify playlist for Guy’s pieces 

Spotify playlist for main pieces 

Spotify playlist for final question pieces 

 

Other useful links:

Antonio Vivaldi 

Check out our episode with Kati Debretzeni to find out more about Vivaldi! 

Broekmans & Van Poppel music store in the Netherlands 

Antonín Dvořák 

 

Support Guy:

Handel and Haydn’s “Tuning In” podcast hosted by Guy 

The best way to order Guy’s CDs is by emailing him at: gfishman@handelandhaydn.org

 

Get in touch with us!

DONATE: PayPal.Me/OutsideMusicBox 

Facebook: @OutsidetheMusicBox 

Instagram: @outsidethemusicbox 

Twitter: @OutsideMusicBox 

Email: concerts.musicbox@gmail.com

Website: www.musicboxconcerts.com

Lotte Betts-Dean
Rachael Beesley
Julia Wedman

Julia Wedman

July 19, 2020

Canadian violinist Julia Wedman chats about Biber’s Mystery Sonatas, scordatura, and adventures in Salzburg with the help of a janitor named Ziggy.

 

Useful links:

Julia’s Spotify playlist 

Spotify playlist for main pieces from all episodes  

Spotify playlist for final question pieces from all episodes   

 

More useful links:

Heinrich Iganz Franz von Biber 

Scordatura 

Photo of the crossed middle strings from the Resurrection sonata 

Pavlo Beznosiuk’s recording, who also has readings of the psalters 

Julia Wedman 

 

Get in touch with us!

DONATE: PayPal.Me/OutsideMusicBox 

Facebook: @OutsidetheMusicBox 

Instagram: @outsidethemusicbox 

Twitter: @OutsideMusicBox

Email: concerts.musicbox@gmail.com

Website: www.musicboxconcerts.com

Tineke Steenbrink
Kati Debretzeni

Kati Debretzeni

July 5, 2020

Violinist Kati Debretzeni chats about Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, the different stages of drunkenness, and collaborating with dancers and actors. 

 

Useful links:

Spotify playlist for Kati’s pieces: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0DcKrpZrmvPaIgHfKb7jAE?si=16FPqHdDSFCSdta2rGjftw

Spotify playlist for main pieces: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3BRom90ebzqKrDudeVZtYo

Spotify playlist for final question pieces: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2rzB0a4C4nNjO0MR8VLQdQ

 

Other useful links:

Chef’s Table (Vivaldi intro in opening credits): https://www.netflix.com/title/80007945

Max Richter’s arrangement of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons (used in Chef’s Table opening): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oYWfJuMGMA

Nordic video of 4 seasons from Barokkanerne orchestra: https://vimeo.com/277962133 (Password: 2018)

Excerpt of the Four Seasons with dancers from Henri Oguike Dance Company, Queen Elisabeth Hall in London: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bViZG58urQc

Al Sharpton’s sermon for George Floyd’s funeral: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQw7cMF3Ggs

Kati takes us through an in-depth look at Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t_M-fVRnz8&feature=emb_rel_pause

Translation of Vivaldi’s sonnets for each season: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Four_Seasons_Sonnets

Enrico Onofri plays Vivaldi’s fiendishly difficult Violin Concerto nicknamed “Il Grosso Mogul”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDdHsK5y_Fo

 

Support Kati:

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment: https://oae.co.uk/

English Baroque Soloists: https://monteverdi.co.uk/about-us/english-baroque-soloists

To purchase Kati’s recording of the Four Seasons: https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8039280--vivaldi-the-four-seasons

 

Get in touch with us!

DONATE: PayPal.Me/OutsideMusicBox 

Facebook: @OutsidetheMusicBox 

Instagram: @outsidethemusicbox 

Twitter: @OutsideMusicBox 

Email: concerts.musicbox@gmail.com

Website: www.musicboxconcerts.com

Margaret Urquhart

Margaret Urquhart

June 28, 2020

Bassist Margaret Urquhart chats about Bach’s B minor mass, different types of Violones, and touring in the 80's through the East and West of Europe.

 

Useful links:

Spotify playlist for main pieces: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3BRom90ebzqKrDudeVZtYo

Spotify playlist for final question pieces: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2rzB0a4C4nNjO0MR8VLQdQ

Spotify playlist for this episode:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1HWU1GQHw1vQFi4AxlZxJo?si=Znen4KHjSEW0fbqIIBGbEQ

 

Double bass: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_bass

Violone: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violone

Bach’s B minor mass structure: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_in_B_minor_structure

Frans Brüggen: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/aug/17/frans-bruggen

Laurence Dreyfus’s book, Bach’s Continuo Line: https://online.ucpress.edu/jams/article/41/2/349/50013/Review-Bach-s-Continuo-Group-Players-and-Practices

Philippe Herreweghe B minor mass recording: https://open.spotify.com/album/0uNITDxpMzzTfJGUit6Q1O

 

Support Margaret:

Orchestra of the 18th Century: https://orchestra18c.com/

All of Bach: https://www.bachvereniging.nl/en/allofbach

 

Get in touch with us!

DONATE: PayPal.Me/OutsideMusicBox 

Facebook: @OutsidetheMusicBox 

Instagram: @outsidethemusicbox 

Twitter: @OutsideMusicBox 

Email: concerts.musicbox@gmail.com

Website: www.musicboxconcerts.com

 

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