Podcasts

Cadenza is a fast-paced classical news magazine offering news and conversations with composers and performers, as well as excursions into the music you love. Many of the segments you will hear originally aired on Preview and My Life in Music. We hope that Cadenza will enrich your enjoyment of our classical music programming. Cadenza is also available on our apps and your favorite podcast platform.

Executive producer: Rob Kennedy
Writer and director: Charles Holloway

S2, E1 The Beethoven File

Welcome to Season Two of Cadenza! — a production of WCPE, The Classical Station. This is episode one of a four-part mini-series.

Reporter, Nan Pincus, is on the trail of a newly discovered manuscript by Beethoven. Found in a farm house in North Carolina, the timeworn pages are a movement from a previously unknown piano sonata.  Who was the old German man who panicked, ran, and left it there?

 

S1, E9 Clara Schumann & The Orchestrette Classique

In this edition of Cadenza, Nan Pincus reports on the last performance of the Orchestrette Classique. Rob Kennedy speaks with JoAnn Falletta. Dr. Haydn Jones profiles composer Clara Schumann. Nick Robinson shines his flashlight on ancient music in a tour of his Gallery of Sounds. Cellist Ofra Harnoy talks about her multi-track recording Back To BachCadenza is also available on our apps and on your favorite podcast platform.

S1, E8 Theremin Artist: Carolina Eyke and the Mind Benders

In this edition of  Cadenza, Nan Pincus reports on the première of Switched On Bach. Rob Kennedy speaks with thereminist Carolina Eyck. Dr. Haydn Jones profiles composer Bernard Herrmann. Nick Robinson takes us on another tour of his Gallery of Sounds. Composer Ilan Eshkeri talks about his score for the film The White CrowCadenza is also available on our apps and your favorite podcast platform.

S1, E7 Before Belafonte & Malcolm X, there was Harry Burleigh

In this edition of Cadenza, Nan Pincus reports on the premiere of Antonín Dvořák’s New World Symphony. Early music specialist Nicholas McGegan discusses his production of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s grand opera Le Temple de la Gloire. Rob Kennedy speaks with North Carolina composer Tyson Davis. Dr. Haydn Jones offers a look at the influence of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s influence on Franz Schubert. Nick Robinson takes us on another tour of his Gallery of Sounds.

S1, E6 Revealed: the First Time Music Traveled Faster than Sound

In this edition of Cadenza, Nan Pincus reports on the first radio broadcast of music in 1906. Dan McHugh speaks with world-renowned guitarist Sharon Isbin about her CD Souvenirs of Spain & Italy. Dr. Haydn Jones recounts the life of French composer Gabriel Fauré. Nick Robinson takes us on another tour of his Gallery of Sounds. Rob Kennedy speaks with Rabbi Eric Solomon about the history, customs and music of Chanukah.

S1, E5 The Bach Legacy in Women's Hands

In this edition of Cadenza, Dr. Rebecca Cypess speaks with Dan McHugh about her CD, Sisters, Face to Face: The Bach Legacy in Women’s Hands. Opera House host Bob Chapman speaks with American soprano Angela Brown in an interview from our archives.

S1, E4 Jennifer Higdon and the Anthropological Origins of Music

In this edition of Cadenza, Dan McHugh explores the music of Marcel Tyberg. Rob Kennedy speaks with composer Jennifer Higdon about her Harp Concerto, her opera Cold Mountain and more. Dr. Greysolynne Hyman reports on the origins of music. Opera House host Bob Chapman speaks with the Canadian soprano Teresa Stratas in an interview from our archives.

S1, E3 The Music Censors of Plainchant

In this edition of Cadenza, Dan McHugh speaks with violist Matthew Lipman about his CD, Ascent. Nan Pincus reports on the musical instruments of the Renaissance. Rob Kennedy speaks with Rabbi Eric Solomon about the music and customs of the Jewish High Holidays.

S1,E2: Nancy Green, A Beethoven Mystery and More

In this edition of Cadenza, Dan McHugh speaks with cellist Nancy Green about Beethoven’s Sonatas for Cello and Piano.. Nan Pincus investigates a Beethoven mystery. Haydn Jones explains sonata form. Nick Robinson shows us how cartoons use classical music.

S1, E1 Phillip Glass & the Time Circus

In the first edition of Cadenza, Dan McHugh speaks with Drostan Hall about how he founded Camerata Chicago, and his new recording of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Bob Chapman speaks with counter-tenor Anthony Roth Costanzo about his role in Philip Glass’ 1983 opera Akhnaten. Haydn Jones talks about the life of Antonio Vivaldi. Nick Robinson takes us on a spooky tour of some of classical music’s creepiest pieces in his Gallery of Sounds.