In this episode of the Clarineat Podcast I'm joined by the legendary Stanley Drucker, who is of course the former principal clarinetist of The New York Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he held for over 60 years.
During his time with the orchestra, Stanley also maintained a busy schedule as a chamber musician and recitalist. He could, of course, be found performing at illustrious venues like Carnegie Hall, but you might be surprised to learn that he also performed quite often at venues such as churches and school auditoriums, places, of course, where you might not expect to find one of the world's greatest musicians.
Today, our conversation focuses on this element of Stanley's work, and most notably the release of an exciting new set of CDs called the "Heritage Collection." This collection features live recordings at many different venues recorded over a 30 year span from the early 1970s to mid 2000s. Stanley is joined in performance on this set by world class chamber ensembles such as the Juilliard String Quartet and, of course, his wonderful wife Naomi Drucker who is an accomplished clarinetist in her own right. I'm thrilled to say that Naomi also joins me in conversation for part of today's interview.
In today's episode of the Clarineat podcast I'm joined by the four girls from "Four Play Clarinet" ensemble. They are a relatively new group that arranges covers of pop tunes, produces exciting music videos, and then releases them to inspire the next generation of young musicians on YouTube. Their videos are generating a ton of buzz online with one song, a cover of "Lean On" by a band called Major Lazer, raking in over a half million views alone.
Learn about what's in a name, how the girls arrange and choose music, how they feel they are influencing the next generation of young musicians, and some of their long term goals as an ensemble.
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In this episode of the podcast I speak with Matthias Mueller, who is the co-inventor of a device called the SABRE. The SABRE is a device that connects to your clarinet or saxophone and transfers pressure and motion information to your computer. This allows you to augment your performance in amazing ways in a live setting. The SABRE was first discussed on Episode 33 of the podcast when the device was still in its infancy, but now it's almost ready for commercial release! Learn where and when the SABRE will become available, and some of the exciting ways it will revolutionize clarinet playing in the 21st century.
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