Deutsche Grammophon Podcast

Deutsche Grammophon Podcast

DG Podcast meets Andrè Schuen

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Deutsche Grammophon Podcast host Sarah Willis welcomes baritone Andrè Schuen to this episode. She is impressed by the voice, the articulation and the versatility of the young baritone who was born in South Tyrol speaking three languages as his mother tongue: German, Italian and Ladin. They talk about his impressive DG debut album of Schubert’s song cycle „Die schöne Müllerin“ - accompanied by Daniel Heide - art songs, the programming of recitals and many more fascinating aspects.

DG Podcast meets Christian Löffler

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In this Deutsche Grammophon podcast episode Sarah Willis explores the world of electronic music with conceptual artist and composer Christian Löffler who reworked tracks by some of the greatest composers who ever lived, including J.S. Bach, Beethoven and Chopin. Löffler explains how he achieved the right balance between paying tribute to these illustrious composers but also re-inserting their music into contemporary discourse.

DG Podcast meets Hilary Hahn

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Podcast host and Berlin Philharmonic horn player Sarah Willis admires violinist Hilary Hahn for her fantastic playing and the way she communicates her passion for what she does. In this Deutsche Grammophon podcast episode Hilary explains why her upcoming album is called “Paris”, why she initiated her #100daysofpractice challenge and how to hulahoop while playing the violin.

DG Podcast meets Albrecht Mayer

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“Keep calm and play the oboe” – having heard the motto of the new Deutsche Grammophon podcast episode, it comes as no surprise that Sarah Willis welcomes her colleague from the Berlin Philharmonic: Albrecht Mayer. He is not only the principal oboe player of one of the best orchestras of the world but also appears as a renowned soloist and conductor, such as on his new “Mozart” album. Sarah and Albrecht have known each other for years so the episode is filled with anecdotes about life as a musician.

DG Podcast meets Rolando Villazón

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This episode’s guest needs no introduction. Deutsche Grammophon Podcast host Sarah Willis is convinced that one recognizes him by his voice instantly. Sarah is of course referring to Rolando Villazón. The Mexican singer gives surprising insights about his new album “Serenata Latina” for which he joined forces with the French harpist Xavier de Maistre. With a special musical recommendation Sarah and Rolando wish you a merry Christmas.

DG Podcast meets Avi Avital

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How do you become a world-class mandolin player? Avi Avital introduces both the listeners and Deutsche Grammophon podcast host and French horn player Sarah Willis to the world of the mandolin. The Israeli musician presents his recent album “Art of the Mandolin”, offering a guided tour of the instrument’s rich history and a star performer’s personal selection of some of its greatest compositions. The podcast episode ends with a charming duet by Avi and Sarah.

DG Podcast meets Kian Soltani

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Which mentors, idols, visions and goals does a young cellist have? Kian Soltani, a rising star of the cello, is this episode’s guest of the Deutsche Grammophon podcast series hosted by horn player Sarah Willis. They talk about his recent recordings for Deutsche Grammophon with works from Dvořák and Beethoven and how he connects with the audience during these unprecedented times. Tune in and listen to the genuine and joyful chat between the two musicians.

DG Podcast meets Daniel Hope

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Daniel Hope is violinist, artistic director, president of the Beethoven-Haus Bonn, TV and radio presenter, book author and initiator of a live series “Hope@Home” broadcast from his very own living room. To Sarah Willis – Deutsche Grammophon podcast host and horn player of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra – it seems miraculous how Daniel Hope manages all those wonderful projects and still finds the time to sit down for a relaxed podcast episode with her.

DG Podcast meets Seong-Jin Cho

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The 26-year-old pianist Seong-Jin Cho had two dreams: To play with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and to play at Carnegie Hall. Both dreams have already come true. In this episode of the Deutsche Grammophon podcast series hosted by Berlin Philharmonic horn player Sarah Willis you can find out more about the young pianist, his lifestyle and his new album “The Wanderer” with music by Schubert, Liszt and Berg.

DG Podcast meets Lisa Batiashvili

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This episode’s guest of the Deutsche Grammophon podcast series is Lisa Batiashvili. She is one of the most renowned violinists in the world and has played many times with host and Berlin Philharmonic french horn player Sarah Willis. They met at the former silent movie theater “Delphi” in Berlin which plays a significant role in Lisa’s new album “City Lights”.

About this podcast

Sarah Willis plays the French horn in the Berlin Philharmonic and is also a well-known and popular presenter of TV and online programs about classical music. She is the host of Deutsche Grammophon's international podcast series with the Yellow Label's star studded cast of musicians as her guests. The monthly podcast episodes give an insider's view of the musicians and their most recent DG recordings. Laughs and a few surprises are guaranteed!

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