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An audiobook narrator who just can't focus on the job in hand. His digressions take him further and further off-piste. Now including the complete and unabridged The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle. Personally, I wouldn't recommend it. And now we're engaged in a tug of war between Chapters of Dracula by Bram Stoker and 1984 by George Orwell.
 
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Are Blizzard's latest announced wotlk changes good or bad? And we brought in Josh Corbett from Countdown to Classic to discuss his thoughts on dev behaviour, TBC on a whole and his thoughts going forward into WoTLK.Di Sno & Zirene
 
Half the fun of music is finding something new, so why not use the summer to discover new classical favorites while you hit the road, the mountains, the beach, or wherever! Support Classical Breakdown: https://weta.org/donatefm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Di WETA Classical
 
Perhaps Mina is the one who is the stranger at the Westenras and is waiting for news from Jonathan Harker? Her chum Lucy is sleep-walking again which is probably not the best problem to have at this time. She bumps into the tedious old bloke up at the Abbey once again and chats about this and that, especially the morbid humour of said bloke. He apo…
 
She was a composer whose music was wrongfully neglected and was sometimes attributed and published under her brother's name. Join Evan Keely and John Banther as they discuss the unique challenges she faced, her letters, late success in publishing, and more. Support Classical Breakdown: https://weta.org/donatefm See omnystudio.com/listener for priva…
 
Back again with a bit more about Renfield. It's approaching tea time here at Wagland Towers so my mind is elsewhere. Can you tell? Renfield too has got his mind on his unconventional dinner. That big juicy bluebottle especially. A bit more of Dracula. But to what end. There was an ancient series of books at school, primary school, called Reading to…
 
It's Mina's journal and she's on holiday in Whitby with the Westenras enjoying the view from up the Abbey, with a saveloy and a bag of scraps. She's chatting to a centenarian about the gravestones and foreshadowing some gothic terrors ahead. Hope you enjoy. It's like picking up with an old friend and trying to recapture something that's lost. I'm s…
 
It seems simple on the surface, but there is a lot to discover in Ravel's most famous work (much to his dismay!). Joshua Weilerstein, one of today's in-demand conductors, joins John Banther to offer his perspective on the music and all the details that need to be addressed to pull it off in performance. Support Classical Breakdown: https://weta.org…
 
He was a different kind of composer than Mozart and Beethoven, and he transformed how we hear the piano. John Banther and Bill Bukowski talk about Chopin's early life, relationships, new styles of music he wrote, what set him apart, and more! Support Classical Breakdown: https://weta.org/donatefm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
The Bass is one of the largest and lowest instruments in the orchestra. Learn how it evolved and was used over the centuries, how it can play solos just like any other instrument, and more! Support Classical Breakdown: https://weta.org/donatefm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Di WETA Classical
 
Her final symphony is one that deserves your attention and is now performed more often. John Banther and James Jacobs discuss the challenges she faced with sexism and the French attitude towards symphonies at the time, what to listen for, influences, and her unique orchestration. Support Classical Breakdown: https://weta.org/donatefm See omnystudio…
 
She was a composer, prodigy, and was considered one of the greatest pianists of the 19th century. Linda and John discuss various aspects of her compositions, education, and complicated career. Also, we share a heroic story of Clara you likely haven't heard before! Support Classical Breakdown: https://weta.org/donatefm See omnystudio.com/listener fo…
 
It was the first symphony of an African-American woman to be performed by a major US orchestra. John Banther and Nicole Lacroix talk about how she found time to write, a hidden motif to listen for, Americana aspects of the symphony, and more. Support Classical Breakdown: https://weta.org/donatefm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
DC native composer, George Walker, was one of the great American composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. His close friend and colleague, Dr. Mickey Terry, joins John Banther to discuss his life, challenges, and three works you need to listen to. Support Classical Breakdown: https://weta.org/donatefm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informa…
 
There is always something new to discover, no matter how many times you've heard a piece. Our resident cello player, James Jacobs, joins John Banther to give you 5 things to listen for in this masterpiece that you've either missed or could experience differently. Support Classical Breakdown: https://weta.org/donatefm See omnystudio.com/listener for…
 
Have you ever wondered how an orchestra puts a full season of concerts together? Nigel Boon, Director of Artistic Planning shows how he juggles multiple seasons of concerts involving many conductors, soloists, commissions, programs, and more! Support Classical Breakdown: https://weta.org/donatefm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
His music helped define the sound and direction of the Romantic period of the 19th century across different forms; like music for piano, song, chamber music, and symphonies. John Banther and Linda Carducci talk about characteristics to listen for in his music, why he became a composer, and how literature played a part in his works. Support Classica…
 
It's a holiday classic that is becoming more popular, especially in the Washington area. Bill Bukowski joins John Banther to explain everything we need to know in this masterpiece. From how it was originally performed, expected audience participation, and how Bach reused old music. Plus, we have some listener mail and a special Classical Breakdown …
 
Known as the Dean of Afro-American Composers, William Grant Still wrote a variety of music, from symphony, opera, ballet, to popular song, and more. Gayle Murchinson, Associate Professor of Music at William and Mary, joins John Banther to discuss Still's life and explore his music across three aesthetics that she describes as Ultramodern, Racial, a…
 
'This man should know better. He sounds well advanced in age and yet he appears to be making a monkey, not only of himself, but of his audience to boot.' Evadne McKinch, Abertay Services. Just one of several flattering comments from listeners around the world. Chapter 4 from Dracula, with diversions. Dedicated to St Anthony of Fauci.…
 
Composed in his final year, this concerto is one of Mozart's last and most enduring works. Nicole and John explore the origins of the concerto, which was originally for a slightly different and more obscure instrument. They also talk about what to listen for in each movement and even give a little music theory lesson to explore some unintended cons…
 
Linda and John uncover details about Rachmaninoff's life, like early influences that stayed with him his entire career, his comeback story after a disastrous symphony premiere, and what led to him emigrating to the United States. Plus, we hear some recordings of Rachmaninoff himself at the piano from the early 1900s. Support Classical Breakdown: ht…
 
It's a popular instrument, but how much do you really know about the clarinet? Principal Clarinet of the National Symphony Orchestra, Lin Ma, joins John Banther to talk all about the clarinet. Lin tells us everything, from what it's made of, its predecessor, how it was used over time, and he even plays some of his favorite examples! Support Classic…
 
This symphony is one of the most popular and triumphant in the repertoire, and for good reason! It takes us on a journey using a simple melody that appears in every movement, transforming from the opening in E minor to the triumphant E Major finale. John and Bill go through Tchaikovsky's personal correspondence during the months he was writing the …
 
How much do you really know about one of America's most treasured artists? There is a lot to explore in his early life in Massachusetts, his meteoric rise to fame in New York, and the unique characteristics we find all over his music. Support Classical Breakdown: https://weta.org/donatefm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
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