Friday, June 28, 2013

Classical Damon: Interview With Margaret Throsby on ABC Classic FM

Yesterday I had a long interview with Margaret Throsby on ABC Classic FM.

I was invited to choose five pieces of classical music, which we discussed alongside Philosophy in the Garden, the Romantic ideal of art, Star Trek, my childhood and the state of philosophy.

My my musical choices were:
Bruch, Violin Concerto No1 in G, Op26 (excerpt)
Jascha Heifetz,v; New Sym Orch/Sir Malcolm SargentRCA 09026 61779 23'50
Giacchino, 'Labor of Love'Soundtrack recording[Star Trek] Varese Sarabande 302 066 966 22'51
Beethoven Piano Concerto in D (after the Violin Concerto) (excerpt)
London Phil Orch/Daniel Barenboim,pDG 429 179-24'31
Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor, Op47 (excerpt)
Jascha Heifetz,v; Philharmic Sym Orch/Dimitri MitropoulosRadiex Music CD-1101(02)3'56
Strauss Blue Danube WaltzVienna State Opera Chorus; Vienna Phil Orch/Willi Boskovsky[The Strauss Family Experience] Decca 436 581-25'00
As you can see, it's a bit of a Heifetz love-in. You can listen here.

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