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Music for Life is a music-appreciation and music-history based program that explores the purpose and value of music to humanity’s enrichment. Hosted by Ryan Malone, it features interviews with artists performing at the Armstrong Auditorium sponsored by the Armstrong International Cultural Foundation.

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Music for Life is a music-appreciation and music-history based program that explores the purpose and value of music to humanity’s enrichment. Hosted by Ryan Malone, it features interviews with artists performing at the Armstrong Auditorium sponsored by the Armstrong International Cultural Foundation.

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The title says it all!

By cm1256 - Jul 08 2015
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This is truly music for life! I had no idea I would learn so much from this great program!

Great instruction on music

By VVlistener - Jul 03 2015
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Listening to this podcast has greatly increased my appreciation for music and music history!

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28 Ratings
Average Ratings
27
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The title says it all!

By cm1256 - Jul 08 2015
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This is truly music for life! I had no idea I would learn so much from this great program!

Great instruction on music

By VVlistener - Jul 03 2015
Read more
Listening to this podcast has greatly increased my appreciation for music and music history!
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Music for Life

Latest release on Mar 16, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: #136: “Orchestra Led By Hope”

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In this episode, we explore the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and its music director, violinist Daniel Hope, in the lead-up to the group’s Vivaldi-themed November 12 performance at Armstrong Auditorium.

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Armstrong Auditorium:https://www.armstrongauditorium.org/performance/daniel-hope-violin-with-zurich-chamber-orchestra

Nov 04 2019

56mins

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Rank #2: #135: Four Italian Tenors Spotlight

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In this episode, we spotlight the first event for Armstrong Auditorium's 2019-20 season—the Four Italian Tenors and the powerful program they will bring on September 12.

Four Italian Tenors at Armstrong Auditorium: www.armstrongauditorium.org/performance…lian-tenors

Sep 09 2019

56mins

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Rank #3: #116: The New Abraham Oratorio

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In this episode, we explore Ryan Malone’s new oratorio Abraham — as well as the artists presenting it — in the lead-up to its world premiere at Armstrong Auditorium on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

ABRAHAM Premiere at Armstrong Auditoriumhttps://www.armstrongauditorium.org/performance/herbert-w-armstrong-college-choral-union
Facebook Event Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/events/1888349414755912/
Composer Ryan Malone’s Sound-Cloud Pagehttps://soundcloud.com/ryan-malone-composer

Apr 16 2018

56mins

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Rank #4: #118: Glenn Miller Orchestra Spotlight and Interview

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In this episode, we discuss the world-famous Glenn Miller orchestra and interview its present music director in the lead-up to its May 10 performance at Armstrong Auditorium — which closes the 2017-18 season. Also is a brief preview into Armstrong’s 2018-19 season!

Glenn Miller Orchestra at Armstrong Auditoriumhttps://www.armstrongauditorium.org/performance/glenn-miller-orchestra
Facebook Event Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/events/621122748084673/

May 07 2018

56mins

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Rank #5: #109: Romeo And Juliet ... And Tchaikovsky

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In this episode, we discuss the composer Peter Tchaikovsky, some of his great ballet music, and specifically his Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture that was adapted into a ballet.

Moscow Festival Ballet at Armstrong Auditorium (Night 1 — Jan. 29):
www.armstrongauditorium.org/performance…ival-ballet

Facebook Event Page (Night 1 — Jan. 29):
www.facebook.com/events/241880279623463/

Jan 15 2018

52mins

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Rank #6: #121: Mendelssohn's Scottish and Italian Inspirations

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In this episode, we explore two well-known orchestral works by Felix Mendelssohn — his Hebrides Overture and his Italian Symphony — in the lead-up to their performance at Armstrong Auditorium November 1, by the Mozart Orchestra of New York, under Gerard Schwarz.

All-Mendelssohn at Armstrong Auditorium:https://www.armstrongauditorium.org/performance/anne-akiko-meyers-with-gerard-schwarz-and-mozart-orchestra-of-new-york

Oct 22 2018

53mins

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Rank #7: #104: Suite Spanish Sounds

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In this episode, we explore Spanish composers like Manuel de Falla and his Popular Spanish Suite for violin.

Violinist Ray Chen performance at Armstrong Auditorium:
https://www.armstrongauditorium.org/performance/ray-chen-violinist

Facebook Event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1406062416107393/

Nov 13 2017

56mins

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Rank #8: #105: Csárdás and Chen

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In this episode, we explore the famous Csárdás folk style, and we speak to violinist Ray Chen in the leadup to his performance at Armstrong Auditorium.

Violinist Ray Chen performance at Armstrong Auditorium:
https://www.armstrongauditorium.org/performance/ray-chen-violinist

Facebook Event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1406062416107393/

Nov 20 2017

51mins

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Rank #9: #106: Best of Backstage Banter

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In this episode, we explore some of the great interview moments from the first season of our program, including talks with Gerard Schwarz, Eric Whitacre, Sara Sant’Ambrogio and many more — plus a few musical examples of pieces written to showcase the highest level of performance achievement.

Dec 04 2017

56mins

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Rank #10: #113: The Concerto Doctor

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In this episode, we explore Brahms’s masterful violin concerto, in the lead-up to its performance by violinist Valeriy Sokolov and the Staatskapelle Weimar at Armstrong Auditorium on March 15.

Staatskapelle Weimar at Armstrong Auditorium:https://www.armstrongauditorium.org/performance/staatskapelle-weimar
Facebook Event Page:https://www.facebook.com/events/453618978307477/

Mar 05 2018

55mins

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Rank #11: #115: Best of Classroom Corner

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In today’s episode, we explore the great material regarding music education from the first two seasons of our program — from practice tips for the solo student (and parents), to the benefits of certain classroom curricula, to some exclusive interview moments with prominent musicians on these aspects of music.

How Less-Musical Parents Can Help Their Kids Practicehttps://soundcloud.com/musicforlifekpcg/how-non-musical-parents-can-help-their-children-practice
Perfect Practice / Joshua Bell on Practicinghttps://soundcloud.com/musicforlifekpcg/perfect-practice-joshua-bell-on-practicing

Mar 26 2018

56mins

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Rank #12: #107: Banjo Rider

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In this episode, we explore the fresh string quartet known as Brooklyn Rider and the banjo virtuoso and renowned composer Bela Fleck.

Bela Fleck and Brooklyn Rider at Armstrong Auditorium::
www.armstrongauditorium.org/performance…oklyn-rider

Facebook Event Page:
www.facebook.com/events/1468588976525161/

Dec 18 2017

55mins

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Rank #13: #72: Music For Laughter

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In this episode, we explore compositions intended to depict laughter or an element of humor.

Oct 10 2016

54mins

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Rank #14: #49: Ep. 27 Great Women of Music: Part 1

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In this episode, we explore the influential female musicians — particularly the female composers — of history. Interview with Grammy-winning cellist Sara Sant’Ambrogio.

Jan 25 2016

54mins

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Rank #15: #117: In the Mood for Miller

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In this episode, we explore the legendary leader of America’s Swing Era: Glenn Miller, in the lead-up to the Glenn Miller Orchestra’s performance at Armstrong Auditorium, Thursday May 10.

Glenn Miller Orchestra at Armstrong Auditoriumhttps://www.armstrongauditorium.org/performance/glenn-miller-orchestra
Facebook Event Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/events/621122748084673/

Apr 30 2018

50mins

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Rank #16: #83: Carnival of the Animals

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In this episode, we explore music of the standard repertoire intended to depict or imitate various animals.

Jazz Herd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXKDu6cdXLI

Feb 06 2017

56mins

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Rank #17: #99: New to Tango

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In this episode, we explore the “nuevo tango” tradition of the 20th century, its father Astor Piazzolla, as well one of its ambassadors — pianist Pablo Ziegler, in the lead-up to the November 9 “Two to Tango” program at Armstrong Auditorium.

Two to Tango performance at Armstrong Auditorium:
https://www.armstrongauditorium.org/performance/christopher-oriley-pablo-ziegler

Interview with Piazzolla:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z40MBS5gFk

Oct 02 2017

56mins

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Rank #18: #114: Tragic Overture and Weimar Spotlight

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In today’s episode, we explore Germany’s oldest orchestra—the Staatskapelle Weimar—plus its acclaimed conductor and touring violin soloist—in the lead-up to their All-Brahms concert at Armstrong Auditorium, Thursday March 15. We also specifically explore the incredibly dramatic opening piece to their program, Brahms’s “Tragic” Overture.

Staatskapelle Weimar at Armstrong Auditorium:https://www.armstrongauditorium.org/performance/staatskapelle-weimar
Facebook Event Page:https://www.facebook.com/events/453618978307477/

Mar 12 2018

56mins

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Rank #19: #103: Sonata for a Hippogriff

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In this episode, we explore the composer Camille Saint-Saëns and his first violin sonata in D minor — considered so difficult in places, only a mythical creature would likely be able to play it.

Violinist Ray Chen performance at Armstrong Auditorium:
www.armstrongauditorium.org/performance…n-violinist

Facebook Event page:
www.facebook.com/events/1406062416107393/

Nov 06 2017

56mins

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Rank #20: #84: Pre-Concert Talk: Five Irish Tenors

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In this episode, we explore the Five Irish Tenors and the program for their February 21 performance at Armstrong Auditorium, as part of their first-ever North American tour.

Tickets information:
https://www.armstrongauditorium.org/performance/the-five-irish-tenors

Facebook Event Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/455341088009055/

Feb 13 2017

48mins

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