The Next Track, Episode #184 – TJ Connelly, Boston Sports DJ

TJ Connelly is a sports DJ: he provides “scores” for live sporting events, such as baseball, football, and hockey games. Since the lockdown, he’s been out of work, and he has been focusing his attention on Uncertain Times, a daily streaming radio show. We talk with him about what it means to score live sports, and how his streaming show is reconnecting him with real radio.

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The Next Track, Episode #183 – Composer and Pianist Timo Andres on Concertizing at Home

Timo Andres is a young composer and pianist, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 2016. We discuss his music, and how he missed his first solo recital at Carnegie Hall du to the coronavirus lockdown, and decided to make home videos of all the works to present his program to the public. (Apologies for the audio; we made some mistakes when recording.)

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The Next Track, Episode #182 – Oliver Craske on His Biography of Ravi Shankar, Indian Sun

Oliver Craske has just published the first biography of the legendary Indian musician Ravi Shankar. Craske knew and worked with Shankar near the end of his life, and carried out extensive research to tell the tale of the man who brought Indian music to the west. (Apologies for the poor Skype audio quality.)

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The Next Track, Episode #181 – Classical Music Critic Anne Midgette

Anne Midgette resigned as classical music critic for the Washington Post a few months ago, but she is well placed to discuss the dangers facing live performances of classical music in The After. And she tells us about the historical novel she’s writing about the woman who built pianos for Beethoven.

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The Next Track, Episode #180 – Harpsichordist and Conductor Richard Egarr

We talk with harpsichordist, conductor, and “general music addict” Richard Egarr, about original performance practice in early music.

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The Next Track, Episode #179 – Pianist Marc-AndrĂ© Hamelin

We talk with pianist Marc-André Hamelin, whose repertoire, in more than 60 recordings, covers many little-known composers, as well as a number of twentieth-century works, by composers such as Ives, Rzewski, and Feldman.

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The Next Track, Episode #178 – Lieder and Opera Singer Ian Bostridge

We talk with Ian Bostridge, Kirk’s second-favorite lieder singer, about life in lockdown, and about Schubert’s Winterreise, the song cycle that Bostridge is best known for, through his many performances, recordings, films, and a book he wrote about it.

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The Next Track, Episode #177 – Author Michael Connelly on Music in the Harry Bosch Novels and TV Series

Michael Connelly writes crime fiction, and his character Harry Bosch loves jazz. We talk with Michael about how he decided what music Bosch liked, and how he uses music in the novels and TV series.

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The Next Track, Episode #176 – How to Stream Music From Your Home

A lot of musicians, suddenly faced with no opportunities for public performance, are opting to stream live from their homes. Andy Doe joins us to discuss what it means for all the musicians to have to build streaming studios in their homes from scratch, and gives tips on how best to set up cameras, lights, and microphones.

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