Beethoven’s Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth SymphoniesSean Rice and Alexander Shelley continue their three-episode series about the Beethoven Symphonies on the occasion of the NAC Orchestra’s Festival Focus 2018.
Symphonies 4, 5 and 6 were running in Beethoven’s head concurrently. He was a master of... read more 50:32
Beethoven’s First Three SymphoniesSean Rice, 2nd clarinetist of the NAC Orchestra, and Alexander Shelley, NAC Music Director, discuss Ludwig van Beethoven’s first three symphonies, putting them in context with Mozart’s and Haydn’s large volume of works. Why are Beethoven’s symphonies... read more 54:42
You don’t have to be a music-lover to love BeethovenMarjolaine Fournier and Jean-Jacques van Vlasselaer prepare us for the Festival Focus 2018 featuring all nine Beethoven symphonies. Did he really invent the boogie-woogie?
Beethoven offered so much variety within his symphonies, and as a genius, is a... read more 42:36
Beethoven Symphony No. 2To mark the beginning of the NAC Orchestra's Beethoven Festival, Christopher offers up a guided tour of the complete 2nd Symphony. Featured in this week's podcast is the NAC Orchestra's CBC Records recording of Beethoven's Symphony No. 2 under the... read more 44:00
Episode 8: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3In this ongoing exploration of the Romantic Concerto in podcasts throughout the NAC Orchestra's 08-09 season, the Orchestra's assistant principal double bass Marjolaine Fournier and one of Canada's foremost music journalists Jean-Jacques van... read more 42:00
Episode 10: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4This episode of the NAC Orchestra’s podcast series exploring the Romantic Concerto looks at Beethoven’s spellbinding Piano Concerto No. 4 performed by Angela Hewitt and the National Arts Centre Orchestra on May 20 and 21, 2009. The podcast is hosted... read more 30:00
Episode 14: Beethoven Symphony No. 8In the third of the 2009-10 season's "Explore the Symphony" podcasts, the NAC Orchestra's assistant principal double bass Marjolaine Fournier and one of Canada's foremost music journalists Jean-Jacques van Vlasselaer discuss Beethoven's Symphony No.... read more 28:50
Episode 1: Beethoven Symphony No. 9Discover Beethoven's symphonic monument -- his 9th symphony -- in its social, historical, and musical context as well as its continuing importance today. 51:00
Scottish Folk Songs, Haydn, Beethoven and Robbie BurnsInspired by Robert Burns's Birthday on January 25, Nick presents a selection of Scottish folk songs in arrangements by Haydn, Beethoven and others.
Featured music in this episode:
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - Maggy Lauder
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - O... read more 38:06
“Measuring Time”Christopher has been thinking about metronomes. Here he discusses the history of that irritating but essential device, and talks with NACO guest conductor Alexander Shelley about Maelzel, Beethoven and the challenges of the metronome for modern... read more 42:32
James Gaffigan and Beethoven Symphony no. 1This week's episode of the NACOcast looks at Beethoven's First Symphony. American conductor James Gaffigan is Christopher's guest. Chris and James analyze the harmonies employed in the introduction of the first movement and continue with a discussion... read more 32:30
“A Prophetic Conversation”Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony is one of the great works of programmatic music in the orchestral repertoire. Christopher examines the thoughtful insights of musicologist Owen Jander in a study of the second movement, Scene by the Brook. 30:30
Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto with Jon Kimura ParkerChristopher's guest is the ebullient Canadian pianist Jon Kimura Parker, a virtuoso star who is also known for his outgoing personality and cheerful sense of humour. Jackie and Christopher discuss Beethoven's "Emperor" Piano Concerto No. 5. 53:30
Gustavo DudamelGustavo Dudamel, the 26 year-old Venezuelan conducting phenom visits the NACOcast studios to discuss "El Sistema", Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, and his mentors Jose Antonio Abreu, Claudio Abbado and Simon Rattle. 42:00