Mozart and Me
By Paul Mikhaylenko
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We all listen to music, but few understand how it works. Mozart and Me exists to promote musical literacy by making you an intelligent music listener and to help you discover quality new artists you should know. This program will explore the nature of music, musical genres, theory, history, singing technique, popular music, productivity, and interview musicians to make you an informed music enthusiast.
||CleanThe Only Living Instrument: Choral Music with Eric Whitacre||Today, I will be addressing a topic which is quite close to heart for me personally. It’s the genre of choral music. I’m sad to say, but most people in the US have never experienced the rich tradition and repertoire of choral music. Eric Whitacre...||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMusic Out Of This World: Becca Stevens is Regina||Today I will be introducing you to a singer/songwriter named Becca Stevens, who just released her new album, Regina. If you’re looking for some new music to explore, consider your search now complete. Becca is not just your average musician. I mean,..||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mystery of Tchaikovsky’s Greatest Work: Semyon Bychkov||If you’re not familiar with Tchaikovsky’s 6th symphony, I’m afraid you’re not really familiar with Tchaikovsky, regardless of how many times you’ve watched the Nutcracker or attended Swan Lake. Tchaikovsky’s 6th was not only his final one,..||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy is Music Important for Children? Dan Goeller||You’ve probably heard that music is good for the development of children, but what is it about music, that gives it such a profound impact? While research continues to prove the positive impact of music, schools in the US continue to eliminate or...||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHonest Songwriting: Michelle Willis||Born in England, raised in Toronto Canada, educated at the Humber College jazz program, Michelle Willis has a broad musical experience writing and performing music along great artists such as David Crosby, Snarky Puppy, Parachute Club, and the Zac...||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Most Famous Violinist - Itzhak Perlman||Itzhak Perlman is violinist that you simply cannot, not know about. In this episode, we will explore his story and what makes him a great violinist. But Itzhak Perlman is not only a sweet-tone violinist, he’s also a legitimate virtuoso violinist. If..||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy You Don't Get Opera: Aaron Breid||Not all genres of music are accessible to everyone but some are especially difficult for modern listeners to appreciate. Some even argue, that any genre not supported by rhythm and bass, is in danger of becoming extinct. One of the best examples of...||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRap Between Worlds: Conversation with Sho Baraka||Born in Canada, raised in California, educated in Texas and now residing in Atlanta Georgia, Sho is a controversial artist who is not ashamed of his convictions. As a Christian, he speaks from a Biblical worldview. As an African-American, he speaks...||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLa La Land music: How the soundtrack gives you wings||No doubt everyone has heard of the new musical called La La Land. Scoring a mind-boggling 7 Golden Globes and 14 Oscar nominations, this contemporary love letter to old Hollywood musicals is among the top performing movies of all time. But this is...||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBetween Jazz and Art Song: Conversation with Theo Bleckmann||Today we have a special guest joining us. Theo Bleckmann is a singer/songwriter who’s musical artistry is full of paradoxes. It’s provocative but playful. Impossibly sophisticated but intuitively familiar. Unpredictable yet totally coherent. His...||1/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is harmony? And how did we get it?||Today we have a fascinating topic, and it is the phenomenon we call harmony. No doubt a familiar term to all of us, but what exactly does it mean and how is it used in music? In this episode we will explore a brief history of how harmony evolved in...||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMusic and Productivity An interview with Will Henshall, CEO and Founder of Focusatwill||Today we have a fascinating guest with us, his name is Will Henshall, and he is the CEO and Founder of a productivity music software company called Focus at Will. In my discussion with him, we talked about the nature of music, how it impacts the...||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArtist Highlight LP (Laura Pergolizzi)||I have a treat of a singer/songwriter who goes by the artist name LP, which stands for her full name, Laura Pergolizzi. MTV described her as, “A brash vocalist with a rocker’s heart, an unconstrained power, and a fearlessness about letting it all..||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Does Music Make Me Feel Things?||You like how music makes you feel. But have you ever wondered, “How does music have the power, to literally alter my state of our being, and cause us to feel something completely different, and instantly?!” Clearly music messes with how we...||1/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAritst Highlight: Joey Alexander||In this episode, I will be introducing you to a fascinating artist that you simply must know of. The reason? He is the youngest-ever Grammy nominee, his name is Joey Alexander, and he’s a sensational 13 year old jazz pianist. Jazz is not easy...||12/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Top 3 Dictionaries Can't Define Music!||Defining music is incredibly difficult and most get it wrong. Music seems to be all things to all people. It has been defined so broadly that it simultaneously means everything and nothing at the same time. For example, one person defines music...||12/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is Music Anyway?||How much music do you consume? But do you know what it is? An average person listens to music more than 25 hrs each week, which amounts to 13 years of your life, spent on listening to music! Music is in the fabric of our modern lives, and we have a...||12/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
This guy is pretty cool host! I really like thing he talks about. Highly recommend this podcast to everyone who likes music.
Very well made and super informative!
I've always loved music and this podcast helped me understand it better and think about things that I have never thought about before. With a greater understanding of music I found that I enjoy music more. Definitely recommend, it's one of a kind!