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29 September 2011

Podcast Preview: Alan Gilbert and John Corigliano

In the latest On The Music Podcast, Music Director Alan Gilbert discusses One Sweet Morning, a newly commissioned work by John Corigliano — a composer who he describes as “one of the important storytellers in American music.” Mr. Corigliano also talks about his new work, which will receive its World Premiere by the New York Philharmonic on September 30 and October 1 and 4 at Avery Fisher Hall. Listen to the entire award-winning podcast series here.

2 May 2011

Voices from the Past

The latest edition of the Philharmonic’s On the Music Podcast features a 1966 recording of Laureate Conductor Leonard Bernstein discussing Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony, which is featured on this week’s concerts with Music Director Alan Gilbert and violinist Lisa Batiashvili.

Listen to more of the Philharmonic’s award-winning podcast series here, and stay tuned for more Podcast previews.

22 March 2011

Have you ever wondered: “When the music is so hypnotic and beautiful, does the conductor ever get lost”?

This edition of On the Music features podcast host Elliott Forrest talking about György Ligeti’s Clocks and Clouds, as well as Hungarian Echoes conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen discussing the occupational hazard of music that is so “dreamlike.”

Hear this work and others by Bartók and Haydn on March 24–26, during Hungarian Echoes: A Philharmonic Festival, and listen to more of the Philharmonic’s award-winning podcast series here.

16 March 2011

Podcast Preview:

This edition of On the Music features Hungarian Echoes conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen talking about his relationship with György Ligeti, as well as New York Philharmonic Artistic Administrator John Mangum discussing Ligeti’s Concert Românesc, or “Romanian Concerto,” a work that is rooted in the folk traditions of Eastern and Central Europe. As Mr. Mangum states, “It’s a Ligeti that has great connections to Bartók and his predecessors.” Hear this work and others on March 17, and March 18–19 and 22, during Hungarian Echoes: A Philharmonic Festival, which runs through March 26

Listen to more of the Philharmonic’s award-winning podcast series here.

3 March 2011

On this edition of On the Music, Music Director Alan Gilbert discusses guest conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen’s “brilliant addition” of Ligeti to the juxtaposition of music by Haydn and Bartók — a pair he has often enjoyed — for the upcoming Hungarian Echoes: A Philharmonic Festival, March 10–26

Listen to more of the Philharmonic’s award-winning podcast series here.

16 February 2011

Le Bourgeois gentilhomme

On this edition of On the Music, Podcast host Elliott Forrest and Philharmonic Artistic Administrator John Mangum discuss the comical adventures portrayed in R. Strauss’s Le Bourgeois gentilhomme, a suite of tongue-in-cheek incidental music based on Molière’s 17th-century theatrical masterpiece. Come hear this and a variety of works conducted by Andrey Boreyko on a program that also features guest soloist Branford Marsalis on alto saxophone, February 16–19.

Listen to more of the Philharmonic’s award-winning podcast series here.

8 February 2011

Podcast Preview:

This week’s On the Music Podcast series features composer Dmitri Shostakovich, who can be heard in an interview from a 1973 symposium at Northwestern University. Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 will be performed by the New York Philharmonic, led by Andris Nelsons, who will be making his New York Philharmonic conducting debut. Also on the February 10–12 program: Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 3 with Jonathan Biss. 

Impress your friends: the New York Philharmonic’s first performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 was at Lewisohn Stadium on June 15, 1941, under the baton of then-music director Dimitri Mitropoulos.

Listen to more of the Philharmonic’s award-winning podcast series here.

20 January 2011

In this edition of the Philharmonic’s On the Music Podcast, guest conductor Christoph von Dohnányi discusses the likely pairing of Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 with Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 for this week’s concerts with pianist Radu Lupu. Listen to the entire award-winning Podcast series at nyphil.org. And if you’re in New York, please try to hear this great program for yourself on January 21–22 at Avery Fisher Hall.

10 January 2011


On the Music Podcast, host Mark Travis offers insight on composer and clarinetist Jörg Widmann’s Con brio, Concert Overture for Orchestra, which will open this week’s Philharmonic concerts conducted by Christoph von Dohnányi. The composition — or “interaction with 19th century music,” as described by Mr. Widmann — was written with a “knowing wink” to Beethoven’s Seventh and Eighth symphonies.

The January 13–15 concerts will also feature Schumann’s Symphony No. 4, and Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Yefim Bronfman as soloist.

Stay tuned for more Tumblr-exclusive Podcast Previews, or hear the entire award-winning series on our Website.


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