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Sparks & Wiry Cries Podcast
43 minutes | May 11, 2021
Ramadan 20 vs COVID 19
Martha Guth interviews LaToya A. Lain, soprano, jessica Care moore, poet, and Andrew Staniland, composer about creating the 2021 commission "Ramadan 20 vs COVID 19" with Erika Switzer, co-founder of Sparks and Wiry Cries. The piece received its world premiere during the 2021 songSLAM festival, and the score is available through the Sparks and Wiry Cries shop.
42 minutes | Mar 28, 2017
Herschel Garfein and Mortality Mansions
An insightful interview with composer/writer Herschel Garfein in his Park Slope Apartment about his newest song cycle: Mortality Mansions with texts by poet Donald Hall. We discuss 'why song', his own compositional style, and the delights of Donald Halls poetry.
39 minutes | Jan 6, 2017
Donald Hall at home in New Hampshire
A wonderful conversation with poet Donald Hall in his home in New Hampshire. January 6, 2017
59 minutes | Nov 13, 2016
The Internationally renowned baritone speaks about his love for American Song, the Hampsong Foundation and the 'Song of America' educative initiative which explores the history of American Culture through Song.
59 minutes | Jan 8, 2014
Pianist Graham Johnson
An interview with pianist Graham Johnson from the comfort of his own home in London. January 8, 2014
42 minutes | Feb 1, 2013
Composer Scott Wheeler and 'Wasting the Night'
An Interview with composer Scott Wheeler and an in depth look at his cycle 'Wasting the Night', poetry by Edna St. Vincent Millay. February 1, 2013
50 minutes | Dec 30, 2012
Margo Garrett on Samuel Barber: LIVE!
The Casement Fund Song Series (now the songSLAM Festival) kicks off its inaugural concert with a live podcast event!
33 minutes | May 1, 2012
Alicia Hall Moran and the Motown Project
The Motown project and Alicia Hall Moran. In this interview, we speak to the creator and star of this incredible new fusion of Motown, Classical song and Opera, creating an incredible new hybrid and expanding the definition of art song.
16 minutes | Apr 1, 2012
A short conversation with an 88 year old Ned Rorem in his Manhattan apartment.
29 minutes | Oct 8, 2011
Composer Stephen Paulus
An interview with the brilliant composer Stephen Paulus. October 8, 2011
49 minutes | Oct 1, 2011
Musicologist Dr. Benjamin Binder and Dichterliebe
October 1, 2011
28 minutes | Mar 16, 2011
Deen Larsen on Goethe
A wonderful conversation with our friend, the late Deen Larsen in which he speaks about Goethe's poetry as set by Schubert. Performances by Elly Ameling and Dalton Baldwin.
38 minutes | Feb 23, 2011
The Biedermeier with Dr. Benjamin Binder
The end of Napoleon's reign and the birth of the Biedermeier era brought about many things, including - in a round about way - the birth of the song salon. Musicologist Ben Binder discusses why the politics of the time created an atmosphere where people were comfortable to be themselves only at home, and why Schubert mattered so much. Performances of 'Nacht und Träume', Auflösung, Der Jungling und der Tod, and Der Wanderer.
43 minutes | Dec 23, 2010
Two performances from the Aldeburgh Connection recital series and recording label in Toronto: 'Abraham and Isaac' and 'The Journey of the Magi', performed by Brett Polegato, Daniel Taylor, Bruce Ubukata and Stephen Ralls and Benjamin Butterfield.
37 minutes | Nov 24, 2010
O Viva Rosa: the Songs of Francesca Caccini
A beautiful recording of early songs by Francesca Caccini performed by Soprano Shannon Mercer, with Luc Beausejour (harpsichord), Amanda keesemat (cello) and Sylvain Bergeron (theorbo/guitar).
42 minutes | Oct 15, 2010
Canadian Song Giants
Jon Vickers and Maureen Forrester: Two Canadian Legends
28 minutes | Sep 25, 2010
A beautiful recording featuring Baritone Peter McGillivray and pianist Elizabeth Upchurch September 25, 2010
42 minutes | May 22, 2010
Ricky Ian Gordan and 'Green Sneakers'
Jesse Blumberg and the world premiere recording of 'Green Sneakers' May 22, 2010
40 minutes | May 8, 2010
Frauenliebe und Leben
Esteemed performers, Mezzo Soprano Susan Platts and pianist Rena Sharon take us through Robert Schumann's Frauenliebe und Leben. May 8, 2010
36 minutes | Apr 24, 2010
Composer Libby Larsen
An interview in Carlisle Pennsylvania at Dickinson College with Libby Larsen, discussing her cycle ‘Try me Good King’.
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