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Iain Burnside

New Notes

Pianist Iain Burnside talks to Alex about classical music by living composers. Iain and Alex discuss music by Thomas Adès, Judith Weir and Sir James MacMillan.Subscribe to New Notes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts and you'll be the first to hear new episodes each week!New Notes is now on Instagram! Head to: https://www.instagram.com/newnotespod/


15 Feb 2021

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Alison Moncrieff-Kelly has an extended chat with the pianist and broadcaster Iain Burnside. This episode, we're excited to have partnered-up with Signum Records, who have provided us with three glorious tracks of Iain in collaboration with the singers John Mark Ainsley and Ailish Tynan. Here are the links to those Signum albums:  https://signumrecords.com/product/beethoven-lieder-und-gesaenge/SIGCD145/ https://signumrecords.com/product/an-irish-songbook/SIGCD239/ Please subscribe for a new episode each week! You can also find us on social media: https://twitter.com/ryepod_podcast https://www.instagram.com/ryepod_podcast/ https://www.facebook.com/ryepod.podcast/ Recorded in April 2020 Intro music courtesy Kevin MacLeod: www.incompetech.com Big fan of the podcast and want to support us? You can donate to the Rye Arts Festival (Registered Charity Number: 1175309) by following this link: https://box-office.ryeartsfestival.org.uk/sales/podcasts


29 May 2020

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Better Known

Classical pianist Iain Burnside discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known. Find out more about Iain at https://www.askonasholt.com/artists/iain-burnside/. The Scottish composer FG Scotthttps://signumrecords.com/product/songs-of-fg-scott-moonstruck/SIGCD096/ Sally Clarke’s spicy sweetcorn soup https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/masters-of-modern-cookery-1-sally-clarke-the-soup-kitchen-1142406.html The website www.borrowmydoggy.com Molly Keane’s novel Good Behaviourhttps://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/in-praise-of-older-books-good-behaviour-by-molly-keane-1991-1.3587124 Locke https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/filmreviews/10771751/Locke-film-review.html The Ludlow English Song Weekend http://ludlowenglishsongweekend.com


29 Sep 2019

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RMA Podcast: Iain Burnside, Claire Lees & Adam Sullivan: ‘Gary, can you bring in your wetsuit? Evolution of a New Context for Song’

Royal Musical Association

Conservatoire training for singers and pianists tends to revolve around core skills and core repertoire. Changes in the music industry, however, demand a fresh look at what it means to be a singer and a pianist in the 21st century, together with a reappraisal of what their core skills might be. Responding to these challenges the Guildhall School has over the last 8 years developed a unique form of music theatre which expands both skill set and repertoire, staging song in specially devised narrative contexts that draw out from both singers and pianists a new level of imaginative input. Iain Burnside discusses some of his recent projects alongside two Guildhall students who took part in them – and outlines the benefits of combining song, speech and movement in bringing new perspectives on song repertoire.Iain Burnside is a pianist who has appeared in recital with many of the world’s leading singers (“pretty much ideal” BBC Music Magazine). His recordings straddle an exuberantly eclectic repertoire from Beethoven and Schubert to the cutting edge Gramophone Award-winning NMC Songbook. Away from the piano Burnside is active as a writer and broadcaster. As presenter of BBC Radio 3’s Voices he won a Sony Radio Award. His play A Soldier and a Maker, created at the Guildhall School, was performed at the Barbican Centre and Cheltenham Festival and broadcast by Radio 3 on Armistice Day (“searing” Daily Telegraph). Iain Burnside is Artistic Director of the Ludlow English Song Weekend and Artistic Consultant to Grange Park Opera.Soprano Claire Lees recently graduated from the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. She is a Samling Artist and is a recipient of an Independent Opera Voice Scholarship and Fellowship.  Claire regularly performs with her duo partner in the Netherlands for the Vrienden van het Lied (Friends of the Song). She has performed in numerous venues such as the Wigmore Hall, the Barbican Hall, St James’ Piccadilly, St Martin-in-the-Fields and Peterborough Cathedral.  Claire has worked with Iain Burnside on his Drums and Guns project in collaboration with the Juilliard School and Royal Irish Academy of Music, performing in Dublin, London and New York.  She sang in her first season in the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus in 2018.Adam Sullivan is a tenor with the ENO Chorus. He performs throughout London.


20 Jul 2019

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Roderick Williams & Iain Burnside: Exploring Schubert’s Song Cycles

Wigmore Hall Podcasts

Challenged by John Gilhooly, Director of Wigmore Hall to perform Schubert’s three great song cycles for the first time in his career, Roderick Williams embarks on a journey through vast emotional landscapes and diverse spiritual states together with his long-standing duo partner, Iain Burnside. But what challenges do they face? How can they escape the ghosts of the past? Ahead of their performance of Die schöne Müllerin, Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside discuss their journey so far.


25 Oct 2017