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Notes From Musicians’ Kitchens

Notes From Musicians’s Kitchens is a cookbook written by musicians as a means of digitally breaking bread with each other, of sharing and appreciating our diverse food cultures, and of creating new memories, all of which will raise money for Help Musicians U.K. Join me, Jennifer Johnston, as each week I talk to a music professional about how they’re coping during the pandemic, what they’re cooking, and what food means to them.

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Golda Schultz

Jennifer Johnston’s guest this week is the incredible South African soprano Golda Schultz, soon to grace our screens as the star of the Last Night of the Proms. She talks about classical music inspiring a little girl from the Southernmost tip of the African continent, how small dreams have turned into pinch-me moments, about how classical music has a responsibility to be a mirror on the society it serves, about the extraordinary community she grew up in in South Africa, where food means family, and, moving forwards, about fostering a culture of hope.  Notes From Musicians’ Kitchens is a cookbook written by musicians as a means of digitally breaking bread with each other, of sharing and appreciating our diverse food cultures, and of creating new memories, all of which will raise money for Help Musicians UK.  www.notesfrommusicianskitchens.com

1hr

15 Jul 2020

Rank #1

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Helena Dix

Join Jennifer Johnston as she talks to the wonderful Australian soprano Helena Dix, who gives a searing account of almost losing her life to Covid-19, the road to recovery, growing up as the child of a chef, and getting back onstage where she belongs.  Notes From Musicians’ Kitchens is a cookbook written by musicians as a means of digitally breaking bread with each other, of sharing and appreciating our diverse food cultures, and of creating new memories, all of which will raise money for Help Musicians UK.  www.notesfrommusicianskitchens.com

57mins

11 Jul 2020

Rank #2

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Tara Erraught & Angela Brower

Jennifer Johnston’s guests this week are the internationally renowned mezzo sopranos Tara Erraught and Angela Brower, who talk to her about lockdown, rediscovering a sense of community, life on the road, coping when things go wrong on stage in live performance, and getting back to what they do best: singing.  Notes From Musicians’ Kitchens is a subscription-only online cookbook and mixology resource written by musicians from all over the world, sharing their food traditions and tastes, to raise money for Help Musicians UK. www.notesfrommusicianskitchens.com

58mins

4 Jul 2020

Rank #3

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Nimrod Borenstein

Join Jennifer Johnston as she talks to the distinguished British-Israeli-French composer Nimrod Borenstein, about cooking, strawberry risotto, the processes behind composing, staying true to yourself, remaining resolutely non-conformist and finding the magic in all that you do.  Notes From Musicians’ Kitchens is a cookbook written by musicians as a means of digitally breaking bread with each other, of sharing and appreciating our diverse food cultures, and of creating new memories, all of which will raise money for Help Musicians UK.  www.notesfrommusicianskitchens.com

49mins

26 Jun 2020

Rank #4

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Tasmin Little

Jennifer Johnston’s guest this week is the British superstar violinist Tasmin Little, who talks about making the difficult decision to retire and how she has coped with having her final concert plans disrupted by lockdown, practising with intention, ditching carbs and eating for health, the scandal of royalties for artists from streaming, the predicament that the music industry is in, the critical importance of music education, making musical postcards to raise money for Help Musicians UK, and what life will look like once she puts her violin away for good. Notes From Musicians’ Kitchens is a subscription-only online cookbook and mixology resource written by musicians from all over the world, sharing their food traditions and tastes, to raise money for Help Musicians UK. www.notesfrommusicianskitchens.com

56mins

19 Jun 2020

Rank #5

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Nathalie Stutzmann

Join Jennifer Johnston as she talks to the superstar French contralto and conductor Nathalie Stutzmann, one of the most outstanding musical personalities of our time. Nathalie grew up living above her grandparents’ bakery, and has a love of cooking healthily with high quality ingredients. You’ll also hear her talk about how cooking is a tribute to her grandmother, about the relationship between food and music and about the magic properties of Bach, plus how she has coped during the current crisis, and about rejecting fear and retaining hope when everything looks bleak.  Notes From Musicians’ Kitchens is a cookbook written by musicians as a means of digitally breaking bread with each other, of sharing and appreciating our diverse food cultures, and of creating new memories, all of which will raise money for Help Musicians UK. www.notesfrommusicianskitchens.com

45mins

11 Jun 2020

Rank #6

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James & Angela Clutton

Jennifer Johnston’s guests this week are James Clutton, Director of Opera at London’s Opera Holland Park, and his wife Angela Clutton, an award-winning food writer and historian. Embedded in the food and music communities in London, which have both been enormously impacted by the pandemic, you’ll hear them talk about how both industries might find their way out of the current crisis, their hopes for the future, finding comfort in creativity and about our duty to educate, inform and excite those who cross our paths.  Notes From Musicians’ Kitchens is a subscription-only online cookbook and mixology resource written by musicians from all over the world, sharing their food traditions and tastes, to raise money for Help Musicians UK. www.notesfrommusicianskitchens.com

50mins

1 Jun 2020

Rank #7

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Ryan Speedo Green

Join Jennifer Johnston as she talks to the American bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green about southern food and slavery, the importance of family and faith, that lasagna is opera and that food really does equate to love in his world.  Notes From Musicians’ Kitchens is a cookbook written by musicians as a means of digitally breaking bread with each other, of sharing and appreciating our diverse food cultures, and of creating new memories, all of which will raise money for Help Musicians UK.  www.notesfrommusicianskitchens.com

46mins

27 May 2020

Rank #8

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Lucy Schaufer & Christopher Gillett

Jennifer Johnston’s guests this week are the American mezzo soprano Lucy Schaufer and her husband, the British tenor Christopher Gillett, who talk to her from their home in Wiltshire, England. Equally passionate about new music, supporting composers through their successful not-for-profit venture Wild Plum Arts, and food, they are both extraordinarily good cooks who believe strongly in the power of local produce. You’ll hear their view is about the relationships between food and people and creativity, about keeping things simple, and about asking the right questions in life.  Notes From Musicians’ Kitchens is a subscription-only online cookbook and mixology resource written by musicians from all over the world, sharing their food traditions and tastes, to raise money for Help Musicians UK.  www.notesfrommusicianskitchens.com

53mins

18 May 2020

Rank #9

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Sonya Yoncheva & Domingo Hindoyan

Join Jennifer Johnston as she talks to the celebrated Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva and her husband, renowned Venezuelan conductor Domingo Hindoyan, about creativity, family life during lockdown, the collision of European and South American cultures in their household, how they choose the repertoire they perform, how Sonya copes with the pressure of a major performance day, and how critical they believe music education to be. Notes From Musicians Kitchens is a cookbook written by musicians as a means of digitally breaking bread with each other, of sharing and appreciating our diverse food cultures, and of creating new memories, all of which will raise money for Help Musicians U.K. www.notesfrommusicianskitchens.com

51mins

11 May 2020

Rank #10