Gregorian Chant Explained

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Prof. Julie E. Cumming and Dr. Peter Schubert discuss the historical and religious impact of Gregorian Chant on ancient and modern society.

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August 8, 2014 at 2:25 pm


The Music of Emily Carr’s Pines

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Dr. Eleanor Stubley talks about Canadian composer Jean Coulthard’s fascination with Emily Carr, and how her paintings influenced Coulthard’s musical works.

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August 8, 2014 at 1:45 pm


Capturing Bach

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As a performer himself, Professor Ilya Poletaev discusses the interpretations of Bach’s compositions and how they came to be so diverse.

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August 8, 2014 at 12:08 pm


What you should know before you buy that Strad

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Dr. Gary Scavone discusses his research on the quality of string instruments and their influence on musicians.

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August 8, 2014 at 10:44 am


The Secrets of Music Theory

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Nicole Biamonte talks about the The Secrets of Music Theory in this episode.

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August 7, 2014 at 10:11 am


Rémi Bolduc: Talk Jazz with Rémi!

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What goes through the mind of a jazz improviser? Harmony, form, inner time, inner ear – what do these terms mean? Rémi Bolduc teaches you to understand and appreciate jazz by illustrating the basics through the ears of a jazz musician.

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October 14, 2011 at 2:15 pm


Mark Fewer: Voice of the Violin

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From the early baroque to jazz and the contemporary avant garde – discover how composers and innovators can’t get enough of the violin, and why so many think of it as the closest instrument to the human voice.

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October 14, 2011 at 2:15 pm


Hank Knox: Making Old Things New

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Watch us undo centuries of technological and musical evolution, excavating instruments from three or more centuries ago, peering at the marks on old sheets of music, arguing over the instruction manuals and comments of our musical predecessors… all in the service of bringing forth forgotten musical treasures and revealing them as they might have been when they were new.

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October 14, 2011 at 2:15 pm


Richard King: How to Make a Recording in Three Easy Steps

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Recording music follows three basic chapters: Recording, editing, and mixing. This lecture will provide a guided tour of a recording project from start to finish, from the audio engineer’s point of view. Audio examples will be presented and explained in detail, according to their role in the project.

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October 14, 2011 at 2:15 pm


Sandy Pearlman: The Twelve Hallelujahs of George Handel and Leonard Cohen

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How the Voice of God is both delivered and embodied in the ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ of George Frideric Handel and Leonard Cohen’s song ‘Hallelujah’. How one was on purpose and one was not. How one exemplifies an old paradigm of singular authorship and how one exemplifies a much older paradigm of distributed authorship. How one became folk music and one will never be that but is still trying.

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October 14, 2011 at 2:15 pm