Podcasts and Program Notes

2018-19 BSO Podcasts & Program Notes!
Check here for the latest Podcasts for the 2018-19 BSO Season! Program notes are generally posted the week of the performance date.

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Andris Nelsons conducts Boulanger, Debussy and Puccini, February 21 and 23

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  1. Puccini Video Promo by Anthony Princiotti.
  2. Debussy Video Promo by Anthony Princiotti.
  3. Andris Nelsons talks Puccini

Andris Nelsons conducts Schumann and Bruckner featuring Yuja Wang, piano February 14-15

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  1. Schumann Video Promo by Anthony Princiotti.
  2. Bruckner Video Promo by Anthony Princiotti.
  3. Brian Bell takes a minute to preview the program for February 14-16, 2019.
  4. Audio Concert Preview written by Richard Dyer and Marc Mandel.
  5. BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons talks with Brian Bell about the Bruckner Ninth Symphony, being performed on February 14-16, 2019.
  6. Video Podcast by Anthony Princiotti.

 


Andris Nelsons conducts Wilson, Szymanowski and Copland featuring Lisa Batiashvili, violin, February 7-12

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  1. Copland Video Promo by Anthony Princiotti.
  2. Szymanowski Video Promo by Anthony Princiotti.
  3. Brian Bell takes about 90 seconds to introduce the program for February 7-12, 2018.
  4. Audio Concert Preview written by Robert Kirzinger
  5. Video Podcast by Anthony Princiotti.
  6. BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons speaks with Brian Bell about the Copland Symphony No. 3, performed on February 7-12, 2019.
  7. Violinist Lisa Batiashvili chats with Brian Bell about the Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 1, which she is performing February 7-12, 2019.

Juanjo Mena conducts Haydn, Mendelssohn and Janáček featuring Julian Rachlin, violin, January 31-February 5

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  1. Mendelssohn Video Promo by Anthony Princiotti.
  2. Janáček Video Promo by Anthony Princiotti.
  3. Brian Bell provides a 1 minute Snapshot of the program for January 31-February 5, 2019.
  4. Audio Concert Preview written by Marc Mandel
  5. Video Podcast by Anthony Priniotti
  6. Guest conductor Juanjo Mena talks with Brian Bell about the program of January 31-February 5, 2019.

 

 


John Storgårds conducts Kaija Saariaho, Mozart and Sibelius featuring Martin Helmchen, piano, January 24-29

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  1. Haydn Video Promo by Anthony Princiotti.
  2. Brian Bell gives a one minute Snapshot of the program for January 24-29, 2019
  3. Video Podcast by Anthony Princiotti
  4. Interview with John Storgårds
  5. Audio Concert Preview written by Robert Kirzinger and Marc Mandel

Herbert Blomstedt conducts Haydn and Brahms featuring cellist Truls Mørk, January 17-22

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  1. Brian Bell takes a snapshot of the January 17-22, 2019 program.
  2. Brahms Video Promo by Anthony Princiotti.
  3. Haydn Video Promo by Anthony Princiotti.
  4. Brahms Video Podcast by Anthony Princiotti.
  5. Brian Bell provides a 60 second Snapshot of the program for January 17-21, 2019
  6. Audio Concert Preview written by Richard Dyer.

Sir Andrew Davis conducts Harbison, Mozart and Vaughan Williams featuring pianist Alessio Bax, January 10-12

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  1. Composer John Harbison chats with Brian Bell about his Second Symphony, being performed on January 10 and 12, 2019.
  2. Video Promo by Anthony Princiotti.
  3. Brian Bell takes a minute to introduce the program for January 10-12, 2019.
  4. Video Podcast by Anthony Princiotti.
  5. Sir Andrew Davis speaks with Brian Bell.
  6. Audio Concert Preview written by Robert Kirzinger.

Shi-Yeon Sung conducts Mendelssohn and Dvořák featuring pianist Ingrid Fliter, January 3-5

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  1. Brian Bell takes a snapshot of the January 3-5, 2019 program.
  2. Video Promo by Anthony Princiotti.
  3. Video Podcast by Anthony Princiotti.
  4. Audio Concert Preview written by Marc Mandel and Robert Kirzinger.
  5. Former BSO Assistant conductor Shiyeon Sung chats with Brian Bell about making her first BSO subscription appearance in nearly 10 years.

LEIPZIG WEEK IN BOSTON
J.S. BACH Christmas Oratorio, November 29-December 1

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  1. Brian Bell spends 60 seconds previewing the program of November 29-December 1, 2018.
  2. Audio Concert Preview written by Robert Kirzinger.
  3. Video Promo by Anthony Princiotti. 
  4. Video Podcast by Anthony Princiotti.

All-Beethoven Program, November 23-27

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    1. Brian Bell spends 60 seconds previewing the program of November 23-27, 2018.
    2. Video Promo: Beethoven's Symphony No. 4 by Anthony Princiotti. 
    3. Video Promo: Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 by Anthony Princiotti.
    4. Video Podcast: Beethoven's Symphony No. 4 by Anthony Princiotti.
    5. Video Podcast: Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 by Anthony Princiotti. 
    6. BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons chats with Brian Bell about Beethoven, whose symphonies are being performed on November 23-27, 2018.
    7. Audio Concert Preview written by Robert Kirzinger.

Andris Nelsons conducts Gruber and Mahler, November 15-17

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      1. Brian Bell spends 60 seconds unveiling the program of November 15-17, 2018.
      2. Video Promo: Mahler's Symphony No. 5 (Produced by Anthony Princiotti)
      3. Audio Concert Preview written by Robert Kirzinger and Richard Dyer.
      4. Video Podcast: Mahler's Symphony No. 5 by Anthony Princiotti.
      5. BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons speaks with Brian Bell about the Mahler 5th Symphony, being performed November 15-17, 2018 in Boston, and November 19, 2018 in New York.

Andris Nelsons conducts Shostakovich, Andris Dzenītis and Tchaikovsky, November 8-13

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      1. Video Promo: Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1 (Produced by Anthony Princiotti)
      2. Video Podcast: Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, Act II (Produced by Anthony Princiotti)
      3. Brian Bell provides a 60 second Snapshot of the program of November 8-13, 2018.
      4. BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons speaks with Brian Bell about the program of November 8-13, 2018.
      5. Video Podcast: Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1 (Produced by Anthony Princiotti)
      6. Audio Concert Preview written by Robert Kirzinger and Marc Mandel.
      7. Composer Andris Dzenītis chats with Brian Bell about his Māra, which receives its American premiere on November 8-13, 2018. 

Andris Nelsons conducts Haydn, Turnage and Elgar, November 1-6

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        1. Brian Bell takes a minute to introduce the program of November 1-6, 2018.
        2. Music Director Andris Nelsons chats with Brian Bell about the BSO program of November 1-6, 2018.
        3. Video Promo: Elgar's "Enigma" Variations (Produced by Anthony Princiotti)
        4. Video Promo: Haydn's Symphony No. 93 (Produced by Anthony Princiotti)
        5. Video Podcast: Elgar's "Enigma" Variations (Produced by Anthony Princiotti)
        6. Audio Concert Preview Written by Robert Kirzinger and Richard Dyer
        7. Composer Mark-Anthony Turnage chats with Brian Bell about his “Remembering: In Memoriam Evan Scofield”, receiving its’ American premiere on November 1, 3, and 6, 2018.

Einfelde and Mahler, October 25-30

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      1. Video: A short introduction to Mahler's all-embracing. ninety-minute Symphony No. 2, Resurrection.
      2. Video Podcast: Mahler
      3. Brian Bell spends 60 seconds to introduce the program of October 25-30, 2018.
      4. Audio Concert Preview Written by Robert Kirzinger and Richard Dyer.
      5. BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons speaks with Brian Bell about Einfelde and Mahler, being performed on October 25-30, 2018.

Harbison, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev, October 18-23

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      1. Audio Concert Preview by Robert Kirzinger.
      2. Video: A short introduction to Prokofiev's famed ballet score Romeo and Juliet, which includes some of the composer's best-known music.
      3. Video: BSO Associate Conductor Ken-David Masur is joined by outstanding American pianist Garrick Ohlsson for a work heard relatively rarely despite the popularity of its composer, Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 1.
      4. Brian Bell takes just a minute to introduce the program of October 18-23, 2018.
      5. Video Podcast: Take a deeper look into Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet. Produced by Anthony Princiotti.
      6. Composer John Harbison and BSO Associate Conductor Ken-David Masur speak with Brian Bell about “Remembering Gatsby” being performed October 18-23, 2018, and other event’s surrounding Harbison’s 80th birthday this December.

Works showcasing the BSO's strings, winds, brass and percussion, October 11-13

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      1. Brian Bell takes a couple of minutes to sample the first BSO program of the season, October 11-13, 2018.
      2. Video Podcast: Bartók Concerto for Orchestra
      3. Video: A short introduction to Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra-a work commissioned by Serge Koussevitzky and premiered by the BSO in 1944.
      4. Video: A short introduction to Stravinsky's piquant Symphonies of Wind Instruments.
      5. Audio Concert Preview: Written by Robert Kirzinger and Marc Mandel.