Episode 36: Composer Debbie Wiseman (Wolf Hall, Father Brown, Land Girls, Shakespeare & Hathaway)
The Music Buds
Renowned composer Debbie Wiseman joins me to chat about her incredible work across film and television including Wolf Hall, Father Brown, Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators, Dickensian, Land Girls, Wilde, To Olivia, and much more. Thanks again to Debbie for taking the time, it was an honor! 0:00 - Intro 1:49 - Interview: Debbie Wiseman 43:10 - Outro Follow The Music Buds: Patreon: Patreon.com/TheBuds Website: TheMusicBuds.com Email: TheMusicBudsPodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @TheMusicBuds Instagram: @TheMusicBudsPodcast The Film Buds: TheFilmBuds.com You Don't Need Anyone: YouDontNeedAnyone.com
This week, reviews editor Michael Beek sits down with the award-winning British film and television composer Debbie Wiseman OBE (Wolf Hall, Father Brown, Wilde) for a chat about her work. Debbie shares insights into her methods, conducting, her favourite music to listen to and a sneak preview of her latest film score, To Olivia.Recordings featured:Chopin: Preludes Op. 28 – No. 4 in E minorEric Lu (piano)Warner Classics 9029529234Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K364 – PrestoAnne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Bruno Giuranna (viola); Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville MarrinerWarner Classics 7543022Messiaen: Turangalîla Symphony – III. Turangalîla IMannheim National Theatre Orchestra/Alexander SoddyOehms OC472Joseph Horovitz: Oboe Concerto – Lento ModeratoNicholas Daniel (oboe); Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Joseph HorovitzWhite Line CDWHL2114Debbie Wiseman: To Olivia – An Everlasting Gobstoppper and a Shivery SmileNational Symphony Orchestra/Debbie WisemanDeccaSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Louise dives into the artistic process of composer Debbie Wiseman OBE and learns how music penetrates our hearts and communicates like an all-encompassing language and is a superpower that can connect us with ourselves and each other. Debbie would choose to step inside the mind of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart a.k.a the legendary classical musician Mozart to explore how on earth someone so young, (he started composing his first piece of music at 5 years), was able to write the most unfathomably spectacular body of work? Highly recommend listening to Debbie's collab with Stephen Fry The Mythos Suite and The Musical Zodiac here. Follow Debbie on Twitter.
I’ve yet to convince Composer Debbie Wiseman to write a new piece for me but as this episode demonstrates, I’m almost there!! Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Debbie Wiseman, Negative Harmony and The Prince of Egypt
The Classical Music Pod
This week Tim talks to Classic FM’s composer-in-residence Debbie Wiseman about her latest project with Stephen Fry, Sam points out the similarities between Rachmaninov and Jacob Collier and the pair review music by Krzysztof Penderecki, Stephen Swartz and Gustavo Díaz-Jerez. Arts Professional’s Report: https://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/pulse/survey/freedom-expressionMichael Hann on the connection between musicians and their instruments: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/feb/20/it-feels-like-an-extra-limb-musicians-on-the-bond-with-their-instrumentsMusic Credits: ‘Tim and Sam’s Podcast’, written and performed by Harry Sever ’976 Love’, written and performed by Dan Brown ’Rhapsody on the Theme of Paganini’ by Rachmaninov, performed by Rachmaninov and the Philadelphia Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski’The Story of Rhea’ from The Mythos Suite, by Debbie Wiseman and Stephen Fry, performed by Stephen Fry and the National Symphony Orchestra under Debbie Wiseman Krzysztof Penderecki’s Horn Concerto performed by the LPO and Radovan Vlatković under Michał Dworzyński Ymarxa (Tenerife) from Gustavo Díaz-Jerez’s Maghek, performed by the Royal Scottish NO under Eduardo Portal Jean Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony, arranged and performed by Timmy Fisher Handel’s ‘Eternal source of light divine’, performed by Antonia Dunjko, Edmund Andler-Borić and Igor MrnjavčićFollow us here: instagram.com/classicalpod/ twitter.com/ClassicalPod facebook.com/ClassicalPod/
The composer Debbie Wiseman meets the film director Peter Kosminsky. Debbie Wiseman began composing at the age eight and has written over 200 scores for TV and film, including Wilde, starring Stephen Fry, Wolf Hall and Dickensian.Peter Kosminsky’s BAFTA winning fact-based dramas include No Child of Mine, about sexual abuse, and Warriors, which focused on the first British peacekeeping forces in Bosnia. More recently he has directed the multi-award winning TV series Wolf Hall, based on the novels by Hilary Mantel. Producer: Clare Walker
Donald Macleod visits Debbie Wiseman at home to discuss her long and varied career.Debbie Wiseman has over two hundred credits for her music, ranging from television and film, to the concert hall and music for royal pageantry. Not only is she a multi-award winning composer, but also a teacher, pianist and conductor, often performing in and recording her own works. This week, Donald Macleod visits Debbie Wiseman at her home in London to discuss her long and varied career. We hear about the film composer's craft of evoking different worlds in music, Debbie’s belief in versatility and lifelong learning, the challenges of composing for royal events, and her life outside the studio.Music featured:Wolf HallThe Musical Zodiac Haunted Lesbian Vampire KillersWilde Judge John Deed (Man of Law)The Andrew Marr Show (Affairs Current)Tom & Viv The Nightingale and the RoseArsene LupinLighthouse The PromiseWarriors Edie The Ugly DucklingQuiet RoomGigueThe 90th Birthday Celebration Suite The Glorious Garden Tom’s Midnight Garden FloodMiddletown The Upper Hand (Joe & Diana)Joanna Lumley’s Nile (Journey of a Lifetime)Father BrownLand Girls (While We’re Away)The Selfish GiantPresented by Donald MacleodProduced by Luke Whitlock for BBC WalesFor full tracklistings, including artist and recording details, and to listen to the pieces featured in full (for 30 days after broadcast) head to the series page for Debbie Wisemanhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0002zfy And you can delve into the A-Z of all the composers we’ve featured on Composer of the Week here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3cjHdZlXwL7W41XGB77X3S0/composers-a-to-z
The See Radio Differently Podcast: Matt Edmondson, Mills and Boon and Debbie Wiseman
The See Radio Differently Podcast
The new edition features Matt Edmondson playing word sneak battleships, Debbie Wiseman MBE composing on the spot and John-Paul Hughes from Bauer. Plus we take a closer look at one of Cannes' most extreme winners.With thanks to Maple Street Studios.