I invite you to join me for a special Christmas edition of the Clarineat Podcast. Learn about some of my favourite items from my list of 20 Neat Gift Ideas for Clarinetists under $100, and also hear special clarinet Christmas memories submitted by nine listeners. Make sure to stick around to the end of the show where one of these nine listeners wins a free clarineat t-shirt. Thanks for listening and Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Elena Xanthoudakis first joined me for a conversation on Episode 31 of the Clarineat Podcast, where she discussed her new CD called "The Captive Nightingale" and her publishing company called Kroma Editions. I'm excited to say that today she is back for a second episode to provide me with an update about her work. We discuss her company's new website which features digital and physical editions of the romantic rarities she rediscovered, recordings of these pieces, and more.
Dr. Kornel Wolak is a prominent international performer, member of the "Double Double Duo," is actively involved with the Speech-Language Pathology Department at University of Toronto, and is the author of a new book called "Articulation Types on Clarinet" which is the main focus of today's conversation.
In this episode of the Podcast I reflect on the life of Harry Sparnaay who sadly passed away on December 12, 2017, and then re-broadcast the conversation (in full) that we had back in 2016 on the podcast. In this conversation Harry reflected on his life as a pioneering bass clarinetist, why he considered the bass clarinet the "Emperor of the Instruments," and the story of his first experience playing music, which he describes in unbelievable detail even after more that 50 years since the day it occurred. RIP Harry Sparnaay, you will be sorely missed and I greatly appreciate your contributions to the clarinet community.
In today's episode of the podcast I share part two in a series where I've be releasing past "lightning rounds" and other extended portions of episodes that had previously been made available exclusively to Patreon backers. I'll be working in reverse chronological order, starting at Episode 60 with Eugene Mondie, and then Episode 59 with Ricardo Morales. Then I have a special guest named Garrett Hope who runs another podcast called "The Portfolio Composer" coming on to tell me a little bit about his show, but then also to turn the mic around and asks ME the lightning round questions, which was a lot of fun.
In this episode of the podcast I'm joined by Jenny Maclay who runs the popular online blog called JennyClarinet.com, where she posts fun educational materials for the clarinet community. In October 2017 Jenny launched a program called the Baermann Bootcamp, and it went a bit viral in the clarinet community online. Even though october is technically over (I was hoping to get this episode out much sooner and I apologize for the delay) Jenny explains how you can start your own boot camp at any time. We also discuss her website, and this episode marks the return of the lightning round, which was exclusive for Patreon backers for the last 10 episodes but I've decided to bring back to the general audience due to popular demand and the fact that the insights shared in the lightning round are just too good to miss.
Join guest host Jason Heath from the popular Contrabass Conversations podcast as he interviews Clarineat host and founder, Sean Perrin. They discuss the art of interviewing and podcasting, lessons learned along the way, and surprising behind-the-scenes tips and tricks that go into producing great online content.