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Adagio For Things

A podcast that discusses classical music so you don’t have to! Each episode features an irreverent look at stuffy trends in the genre, interviews with modern composers, and recordings of their latest work.

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S2E5 - Fair And Balanced Counterpoints // Michael Seltenreich

S2E5 - "Why you so obsessed with me?" Mariah, embodying the spirit of classical music, was most certainly speaking to right wing institutions. On this episode, the hosts dissect the conservative establishment's love of past music, and their thoughts (or hatred?) of new music. This is in no way a blanket statement, but rather a look into several examples that have surfaced. After the discussion, Michael chats with composer Michael Seltenreich. The artist shares a story of incredible coincidences that is not to be missed. To learn more about Michael Seltenreich and his upcoming premieres, check out www.michaelseltenreich.com. This episode's custom tailored Spotify playlist can be found here: https://spoti.fi/2OpP5lN. If you want to find out more about loudBOX and the zany stuff we do, visit us at www.loudboxnyc.com. Copyright loudBOX LLC Support Adagio For Things by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/adagioforthings

1hr 23mins

29 Jul 2019

Rank #1

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S2E4 - Upper Middle Classical // Susanna Hancock

S2E4 - As much as we may want to imagine that the arts are free from the affects of something as mundane as money, it is sadly not the case. This truth can be seen notably in the classical music realm. Are academic institutions making an effort to make the study of music more accessible? Are concert halls keeping different socioeconomic classes in mind when they set ticket prices? After attempting to tackle these questions, Michael chats with composer Susanna Hancock about life, her career of many faces, and the success of her food-infused concert series, Terroir New Music. To learn more about Susanna Hancock and her music, check out www.susannahancockmusic.com. Stay up to date on Terroir New Music by going here: www.terroirnewmusic.org. This episode's custom tailored Spotify playlist can be found here: https://spoti.fi/2Yh4ioU. If you want to find out more about loudBOX and the zany stuff we do, visit us at www.loudboxnyc.com. Copyright loudBOX LLC Support Adagio For Things by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/adagioforthings

1hr 35mins

15 Jul 2019

Rank #2

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S2E3 - Kristsmas In July

S2E3 - Talented. Lauded. Transcontinental. Has a jean jacket. All these describe composer Krists Auznieks, and Michael had the privilege of interviewing him for this week's episode. From orchestral pieces to solo repertoire, Krists seems to have written for it all. Press play to hear for yourself. To learn more about Krists Auznieks and his music, visit www.auznieks.com. This episode's custom tailored Spotify playlist can be found here: https://spoti.fi/2YliYmX. If you want to find out more about loudBOX and the zany stuff we do, visit us at www.loudboxnyc.com. Copyright loudBOX LLC Support Adagio For Things by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/adagioforthings

59mins

9 Jul 2019

Rank #3

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S2E9 - Hannibel's Canon // Tom Morrison

S2E9 - He goes by many names. Hannibal Lector, Dr. Robert Ford, and sometimes even Anthony Hopkins. But there is another title that needs to be added: Maestro. That's right. Our favorite Sir Anthony Hopkins has become a composer. On this episode, the Season 2 finale, the trio does a cursory analysis of his recent compositions, as well as explores the world of genre-crossing celebrities. Afterwards, Will interviews composer and collaboration enthusiast Tom Morrison. Special Note: This episode was recorded prior to the recent passing of composer Christopher Rouse. As Will and Tom mention Rouse during their conversation, we wanted to acknowledge his incredible influence as both a composer and person. We at Adagio For Things highly encourage you to give his music a listen. To learn more about Tom Morrison and their music, check out https://tom-morrison.com. Visit http://www.christopherrouse.com to learn more about the life and work of the late Christopher Rouse. If you want to find out more about loudBOX and the stuff we do, visit us at www.loudboxnyc.com. Copyright loudBOX LLC Support Adagio For Things by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/adagioforthings

1hr 4mins

31 Oct 2019

Rank #4

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A Very Real Interview With a Celebrity Turned Composer

BONUS - The trio is awestruck by their most famous guest to date: Guy Mason. Give it a listen to hear about his emotional journey from Oscar-winning actor to renowned composer. Guy Mason is played by Joe Bonacci. For more information about his comedy, follow @joe_bonacci on Instagram. Spencer Snyder, Will Stackpole, and Michael J Vince appear as themselves, unfortunately. Find out more about them, and loudBOX, at www.loudboxnyc.com. Disclaimer: All characters are fictitious and any similarity to persons living or dead is purely coincidental and unintentional. Copyright loudBOX LLC Support Adagio For Things by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/adagioforthings

15mins

21 Oct 2019

Rank #5