The Fidelio Podcast
By Marie Ross
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The Fidelio Podcast features interviews with different kinds of artists. Host, Marie Ross, talks about various topics in the arts. She interviews artists who might not necessarily be household names, but are all known and respected in their disciplines. The Fidelio Podcast deals with ideas and inspiration, what these artists' lives are like, and why they are driven to create.
||CleanEp. 30: David Crowell||David Crowell is a member of the Philip Glass Ensemble, playing woodwinds, and is a genre-crossing composer in his own right, leading his own band, Empyrean Atlas. David plays guitars and saxophones in Empyrean Atlas, as well as writing the music,...||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 29: Posy Knight||Posy Knight is a dancer, choreographer, actor, scenic designer, director, and arts educator. She studied dance at Juilliard, and later went on to study scenic design at the University of Connecticut before moving to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she...||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 28 Franklin Cohen Part 2||This is the second part of Marie's interview with clarinetist, Franklin Cohen. If you haven't heard Part 1 yet, you can start there! This episode is all about intimacy in relationships – between musicians, between a musician and the audience, and...||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 27: Franklin Cohen Part 1||Marie talks with Franklin Cohen, Grammy award winning clarinetist and Principal Clarinet of the Cleveland Orchestra for 39 seasons. They chat about his experience auditioning (twice!) for the Cleveland Orchestra and Lorin Maazel, expressivity on an...||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 26: Teaching Creativity||A journey into teaching and how modern classical musicians can learn from historical instruments||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 25: Miki Kekenj and the Concerto Köln Speak! Project||Hip-hop artist and classical violinist, Miki Kekenj, joins the podcast to discuss the Concerto Köln education project, Speak!. For this project, the period-instrument orchestra, Concerto Köln combined to play the Mozart Requiem with the...||9/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: Josh Salsbury||Josh Salsbury was a trombonist in the freelance scene in LA. He had his own ensemble and was starting to play Hollywood blockbuster movie soundtracks when he decided to give up the trombone and pursue his new dream of woodworking. Josh now works full...||9/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: Mark Kirkland's The Moving Picture Company 1914||In the second part of the interview with award-winning director, Mark Kirkland, he discusses his artistic life outside of his work for The Simpsons. He takes us inside his latest project, a silent film called The Moving Picture Company 1914. Mark...||8/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: Mark Kirkland Part 1||Three-time Emmy award winning animation director for The Simpsons, Mark Kirkland, chats with Marie about all the aspects of his career as an artist: drawing, animation, directing, and comedy. He talks about his beginnings drawing with his father, the...||7/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Thomas Morris and Dubliners 100||Dubliners 100 is a collection of 15 short stories, just like James Joyce's original short story collection, Dubliners, but each one written by a contemporary Irish wirter. They are not re-written stories or modernizations of the original work, but...||6/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Stories of Original Wind Instruments - Part 2||Marie speaks with her colleagues, specialists of historical performance, about their original wind instruments. They tell the stories of their favorite instruments - where and how they got them, and what they had to do to play it again today! German...||6/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Stories of Original Wind Instruments||In this episode, Marie and her early music colleagues from the wind section share stories about one of their original historical instruments. These stories are not only about the instruments, but about the players who have found them, restored them,...||5/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18: Peter Kálmán Part 2||Baritone, Peter Kálmán, and Marie Ross chat at the Salzburg Festival in part 2 of their interview. Peter discusses the opera characters that he creates on stage and how he gets his inspiration from real life experiences. Theater and acting in opera..||2/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17: Peter Kálmán Part 1||Internationally renowned baritone, Peter Kálmán, joins the podcast from the Salzburg Festival where he was singing Schubert's opera, Fierrabras, with Ingo Metzmacher and the Vienna Philharmonic. Peter chats with Marie about how he came to opera...||1/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Michael Walters||Michael Walters started out his career as a contemporary ballet dancer with the Netherlands Dance Theater, Frankfurt Ballet, and Lyon Opera, and has since transitioned into a career as an actor. After achiveing the top level of success as a dancer,...||1/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Alexis Kossenko Demonstrates A Few Favorite Flutes||Flute player and conductor of Les Ambassadeurs, Alexis Kossenko, demonstrates some favorite flutes from his collection. He takes us from the modern flute through the renaissance, baroque, classical and romantic periods. Some are copies of historical...||12/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: From Perm With Love||This episode is about the newly released recording of Mozart's opera, Cosi fan tutte, by Russian orchestra MusicAeterna and conductor, Teodor Currentzis. This recording was made over two weeks in January in Perm, a Russian provincial city close to the..||12/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Alexis Kossenko||Flutist and conductor, Alexis Kossenko, joins the program to discuss the melding of his two passions. He chats about his early life and how he got started on the flute at an unusually early age. Although he had an early and precocious interest in...||11/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Vivien and Olivia Steindler||Goth-chic fashion designers and baroque violinists, Vivien and Olivia Steindler, join the podcast to talk about how they think about fashion as an art form and how they started their clothing and jewelry brand, Voriagh. They are sisters, and discuss...||11/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy Year of Living Dangerously: 4 Rossini Operas||It is an experience to play 4 different Rossini operas in one season. Marie talks about the four different productions that Ensemble Matheus played this season throughout Europe on historical instruments - and what the culture of theater life was like..||10/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Barry Banks - Part 2||International opera star, Barry Banks, talks about confidence, nerves, the dedication it takes to be a musician, and how important it is for him to also make a life outside of singing.||7/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Barry Banks - Part 1||International opera star, tenor, Barry Banks, talks with Marie in Salzburg, Austria, during their production of Rossini's Otello at the Pfingstfestspiele in June.||7/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: James Joyce's Bloomsday||On June 16th, Bloomsday, Marie talks about James Joyce's book, Ulysses, and some of the stories and history behind it.||6/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Michael Markwick||Marie visits the Berlin art studio of the Dutch-American painter, Michael Markwick, and talks to him about the memories, experiences, and inspirations behind his work.||6/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Early Musician's Backpack||Marie talks about her experience as a historical performer in Europe, what her life is like, and what it means to be a performer today.||5/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Michael Alexander Willens||Michael Willens, conductor and founder of period-instrument orchestra, Die Kölner Akademie, talks about his experiences as a musician of many different genres, and explains his reasons for performing 20th century music with historical instruments.||5/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Rossini's Otello||Marie talks about performing Rossini's opera, Otello, in Paris at the Theater des Champs-Elysees with Cecilia Bartoli, Ensemble Matheus, and Jean-Christophe Spinosi.||4/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Olga Zilberbourg||Russian-American writer, Olga Zilberbourg, talks about coming of age during the fall of the Soviet Union, moving to the United States, and how these extraordinary experiences have shaped her identity as an artist.||4/6/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: Alex Lefevre||Alex Lefevre, musical theater composer, pianist, and director, talks about his life on Broadway!||3/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: An Introduction||Marie Ross, host of The Fidelio Podcast and historical clarinetist, introduces herself and talks about the ideas behind the podcast.||3/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
I highly recommend this podcast to anyone interested in the arts and the people who bring the arts alive. This podcast is entertaining, informative, and enlightening! Check it out!
My new favorite podcast
A great podcast! I love listening to Marie's interviews and thoughts. She keeps me company on my commute or when I'm cooking!
Creative and inspiring
A great interviewer can lean back and let the artist extemporize at length and depth about their craft. Marie does this with grace - yet skillfully steps in to clarify and guide the discussion. She is well researched and seems to know the interviewees' body of work as well as they know it themselves!