The Next Track, Episode #218 – Sholto Kynoch, Pianist and Director of the Oxford Lieder Festival

Pianist Sholto Kynoch founded the Oxford Lieder Festival in 2002, and it has become the most important festival for lieder and song in the UK. We discuss the festival, and how listeners around the world can watch nearly 100 concerts via streaming in October.

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The Next Track, Episode #217 – To Stream or to Own Music Redux

In episode #2 of The Next Track, we discussed streaming versus owning music. That was five years ago. We decided to revisit the topic, to see if we’ve changed our minds.

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The Next Track, Episode #216 – Blonde on Blonde

In a delayed episode celebrating Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday, we take a close look at his 1966 album Blonde on Blonde.

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The Next Track, Episode #215 – People Aren’t Listening to Much New Music

More than two-thirds of music listened to in the US is old music. Music less than 18 months old accounts for only a third of listening, and this share is dropping. We discuss what this means for the future of the music industry.

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The Next Track, Episode #214 – Chris Connaker on Music with Dolby Atmos and Spatial Audio

With Apple offering some music with Dolby Atmos and/or Spatial Audio on Apple Music, we talk with Chris Connaker about whether this is a Good Thing for music.

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Kirk’s Picks No. 12 – Sonos Roam [speaker]

The Sonos Roam is a small, portable speaker that works with both Bluetooth and wi-fi.

Theme music: Honest Labor, composed and performed by Timo Andres.

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The Next Track, Episode #213 – The Grateful Dead’s 100 Essential Songs, with Bob Trudeau

This week’s guest, Bob Trudeau, has co-authored a book, with Barry Barnes, about the Grateful Dead’s 100 Essential Songs. Even if you’re not a fan of the Grateful Dead, this episode is an interesting discussion of a band’s repertoire.

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Kirk’s Picks No. 6 – Everybody Still Digs Bill Evans [Music]

This new five-disc retrospective contains music from across Bill Evans’s career, and also has a recently discovered live set from 1975.

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Kirk’s Picks No. 5 – Grateful Dead, Skull & Roses [Music]

The Grateful Dead have just released a 50th anniversary edition of their 1971 live album, Skull & Roses, which is one of the best introductions to the band’s music.

Theme music: Honest Labor, composed and performed by Timo Andres.

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The Next Track, Episode #212 – Caoilfhionn Rose’s Second Album, Truly

We’re happy to welcome back Caoilfhionn Rose to discuss the recording and release of her second album Truly. Caoilfhionn is a young singer from Manchester, and continues the lineage of great music from that city.

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