Go behind the scenes

Want to learn more about chamber music? Hear from performers? Understand how it all works? Explore a particular piece of music?

There are some great podcasts to listen to. Try the Musica Viva “Chamber of Musical Curiosities” or ANAM radio….

Brahms’ Horn Trio – the inside story

Brahms’ Horn Trio is a favourite chamber music work, full of nostalgia and melancholy, which seems most appropriate for these times.

ANAM Radio gives you an opportunity to hear a horn player’s views on preparing and performing this wonderful work, and you can watch and listen to the the performance as well.

Click on the button below to find out more on the ANAM website, or click on the images to the right to go straight to the podcast and the performance.

ANAM Radio Podcast

The Tune Up: Those who think classical music is a static art form vs Ben Opie

This is the first episode of MRC’s The Tune Up podcasts with hosts Maxim Boon and Megan Steller!

In this episode, Maxim and Megan chat with oboist, collaborator, artistic director and one half of Inventi Ensemble, Ben Opie. Plus, an audio experiment that explores the art and etiquette of opening a cough lolly wrapper in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall featuring usher and percussionist of Ossicle Duo, Hamish Upton.

Musica Viva “Chamber of Musical Curiosities” podcasts

Hosted by Artistic Director Paul Kildea, the Chamber of Musical Curiosities is a chamber music podcast exploring the world in and around Musica Viva Australia. When brainstorming names for this new audio venture, the image that came most vividly to Kildea’s mind was that of a Wunderkammer. Also known as ‘cabinets of curiosities’, these rooms emerged in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, filled with exotic objects: antlers, claws, stuffed birds, artworks plundered from many different lands, a skeleton playing the violin. It is also a pretty neat way of describing a chamber music concert – a chamber of marvels.

This season features an eclectic range of guests in conversation with Paul Kildea, as both parties reflect upon creativity, their careers, and their passion for chamber music. Australian academic and musicologist Malcolm Gillies, violinist Wilma Smith, writer and broadcaster Jane Caro, and actor and theatre director John Bell all feature.