Month: April 2020

ITL #1: Should We Ban Applause?

Chris and Sridhar discuss the (de)merits of applause, the effects of applause on repertoire and interpretive choices, Glenn Gould’s recording of Beethoven’s 6th Symphony on piano, how recording technology affects concert expectations, the Netherlands Bach Society’s “All of Bach” project, and musicians/human beings extraordinaire.


Claudio Abbado booed at Vienna State Opera

Glenn Gould: Canadian pianist

Gould plays Beethoven’s 6th Symphony on piano

“Bird call” cadenza in Beethoven’s 6th Symphony

Netherlands Bach Society — “All of Bach” project

Shunske Sato: violinist

Sato plays Bach Partita No. 2 in D Minor for Solo Violin

Sato plays Bach Sonata in E Major for Violin & Harpsichord

Netherlands Bach Society plays Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major

Natural trumpet

Gabriele Cassone plays Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major on natural trumpet

Chris and Gabriele Cassone

Keith Jarrett: jazz/classical pianist

Keith Jarrett plays Bach

András Schiff plays Bach English Suites in marathon concert

Joshua Bell plays Brahms Trios

Yo-Yo Ma’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Yehudi Menuhin with Ravi Shankar

Leonard Bernstein — Beethoven’s 9th to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall

András Schiff — “boogie woogie”

András Schiff — “moonlight”

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Hello (music) World!

Classical music taken out of the ivory tower and into the town square. Hosted by Chris Arkin (trumpet, piano) and Sridhar Bhagavathula (flute). 

Classical music does not have to be complicated. Listen in as two old friends have irreverent, accessible conversations while providing new perspectives and questions for experts to ponder. All bets are off, and the only unforgivable sin is to be boring.


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