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Ángel Gil-Ordoñez y PostClassical Ensemble

Podcast published on December 17, 2020 in La dársena (RNE's Radio Clásica) in Spanish

In reference to Bernard Herrmann (1911–1975): Whitman – Souvenirs de voyage – Psycho: A Narrative for String Orchestra

We spoke with Ángel Gil-Ordoñez who presents a new album, recorded with PostClassical Ensemble, with works by Bernard Herrmann.

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Maestros cantores

Podcast published on November 14, 2020 in RNE's Radio Clásica in Spanish

Ricardo de Cala from Radio Nacional de España’s radio program Maestros cantores asks Angel Gil-Ordóñez about his new projects.

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PostClassical Ensemble performs works by Bernard Herrmann

Podcast published on September 25, 2020 in Naxos: Esto es música clásica in Spanish

Angel Gil-Ordóñez, the musical director of PostClassical Ensemble, tells us about the new recording of works by the North American composer Bernard Herrmann.

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PostClassical Presents the Music of Bernard Herrmann

Podcast published on June 28, 2019 in WWFM Classical

In reference to Beyond Psycho: The Genius of Bernard Herrmann

Featured works include music from his score for the movie Psycho, his Clarinet Quintet Souvenirs de Voyage, and the radio play Whitman with music by Herrmann, in honor of the bicentennial of Whitman’s birth. This program, which was broadcast live earlier this month from the cathedral, will be hosted by author, music historian and PostClassical Ensemble co-founder Joseph Horowitz, PostClassical Music Director and co-founder Maestro Angel Gil-Ordonez, Exploring Music host Bill McGlaughlin and WWFM host David Osenberg.

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Ángel Gil-Ordoñez y Alfredo García

Podcast published on June 25, 2019 in La dársena (RNE's Radio Clásica) in Spanish

In reference to Falla: El amor brujo (1915 original version) / El retablo de Maese Pedro

We spoke with Ángel Gil-Ordóñez and Alfredo García, director and baritone, protagonists of El Retablo de Maese Pedro, by Manuel de Falla, recently recorded in the United States. Gil-Ordónez is one of the best ambassadors of Spanish music in the United States, and presents his latest album devoted to Falla with the works El retablo de Maese Pedro and Amor Brujo.

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Novetat: Enregistrament de la versió original d'El amor brujo, de Manuel de Falla

Podcast published on June 12, 2019 in Catalunya Ràdio in Catalan

In reference to Falla: El amor brujo (1915 original version) / El retablo de Maese Pedro

This Naxos album is composed of two masterpieces by Manuel de Falla: El amor brujo, in the original version of 1915, and El retablo de Maese Pedro. Performers: Esperanza Fernández, cantaora; Alfredo García, baritone; Jennifer Zetlan, soprano; Jorge Garza, tenor; Perspectives Ensemble; Sato Moughalian, artistic director; Angel Gil-Ordóñez, director.

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Music from Paradise

Podcast published on April 05, 2019 in WWFM Classical

In reference to Cultural Fusion: The Gamelan Experience

Music in Paradise looks at the influence of Balinese and Javanese gamelan music on Western composers. Enjoy excerpts from a concert given by PostClassical at the National Cathedral in a program including works by Colin McPhee and Lou Harrison. Gamelan and Harrison scholar Bill Alves will join the series’ regular co-hosts – Angel Gil-Ordóñez, PostClassical Music Director; ensemble co-founder and music historian Joseph Horowitz; and Bill McGlaughin, host of Exploring Music.

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Deep River

Podcast published on February 15, 2019 in WWFM Classical

In reference to Deep River: The Art of the Spiritual

This episode of the bi-monthly series PostClassical featuring PostClassical Ensemble is a special edition honoring Black History Month. Bass-baritone Kevin Deas is the soloist for this program, called Deep River: The Art of the Spiritual, featuring the music of Harry Burleigh, Nathanial Dett, William Dawson and others.

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Falla and Flamenco

Podcast published on December 14, 2018 in WWFM Classical

In reference to Falla and Flamenco

The new season of PostClassical returns with an expanded, three-hour program exploring the search for Spanish identity through music. Falla and Flamenco features PostClassical Ensemble conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez. Spanish pianist Pedro Carbone joins Gil-Ordóñez and co-hosts Bill McGlaughlin and author, music historian and PostClassical co-founder Joseph Horowitz. The first two hours focus on Manuel de Falla, with an expanded third hour devoted to Isaac Albeniz.

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PostClassical explores 'The Russian Gershwin'

Podcast published on June 29, 2018 in WWFM Classical

In reference to The Gershwin Project: Russian Gershwin

In this two-part podcast, the performance and discussion focuses on George Gershwin and his place in American music consciousness, and how he has been championed by musicians from other cultures.

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PostClassical Revels in Music of Revueltas

Podcast published on April 20, 2018 in WWFM Classical

In reference to Silvestre Revueltas: Redes (DVD)

This two-part podcast presents the music of “The Great Composer You’ve Never Heard Of” as author and music historian Joseph Horowitz, Maestro Angel Gil-Ordonez and Exploring Music’s Bill McGlaughlin host this program devoted to the life and music of the 20th-century composer Silvestre Revueltas. This broadcast includes PostClassical Ensemble’s recording that reconstructs the soundtrack Revueltas composed for the 1936 film Redes.

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Schubert 'Uncorked'

Podcast published on December 15, 2017 in WWFM Classical

This two-part podcast entitled Schubert ‘Uncorked’ — a subversive reconsideration of a famous composer includes two broadcast premieres: Schubert’s Arpeggione Concerto and Schubert songs with bass trombone, along with the slow movement from Bruckner’s String Quintet and two movements from Daniel Schnyder’s Bass Trombone Concerto. With David Taylor (bass trombone), William Sharp (baritone) and PCE conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez.

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Angel Gil-Ordóñez – Music Director of Post Classical Ensemble, Lila Downs, Sultans of String

Podcast published on November 16, 2017 in Antidote

Hear music by the PostClassical Ensemble and Angel Gil-Ordóñez’s remarkable story on this week’s episode, along with opening tracks by the Sultans of String and the wonderful Lila Downs, a prior musical collaborator with the Ensemble. Antidote is broadcast live every Tuesday at 9 am on WERA 96.7FM, and streams live on www.wera.fm, Sundays at 4 pm.

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PostClassical – The Most Under-Rated 20th Century American Composer: Celebrating Bernard Herrmann

Podcast published on October 20, 2017 in WWFM Classical

In reference to Psycho: A Narrative For String Orchestra

PostClassical Ensemble (PCE) celebrates the music of the “most under-rated 20th-Century American composer,” Bernard Herrmann. Author, music historian and co-founder of PCE Joseph Horowitz co-hosts this bi-monthly program with PCE Director Angel Gil-Ordóñez and Exploring Music Host Bill McGlaughlin. This week’s broadcast includes performances by PostClassical Ensemble of Herrmann’s Clarinet Quintet, Sinfonietta, and Psycho Narrative, as well as music from his radio play Whitman and his Cantata Moby Dick.

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New Release: Hearty Harrison From PostClassical

Podcast published on September 07, 2017 in WBAA | Public Radio from Purdue

In reference to Lou Harrison: Violin Concerto / Grand Duo / Double Music

PostClassical Ensemble celebrates Lou Harrison with a new Naxos recording that is stellar. Harrison was born 100 years ago and it is delightful to have some fresh releases and performances. Tim Fain is the main featured soloist, in Harrison’s Violin Concerto and Grand Duo. Pianist Michael Boriskin (of Copland House) collaborates brilliantly in the gamelan-esque 1988 work with Fain. WBAA’s John Clare spoke with the leader of PostClassical Ensemble, Angel Gil-Ordóñez about the new disc.

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PostClassical – Copland and the Cold War

Podcast published on September 01, 2017 in WWFM Classical

In reference to Aaron Copland: The City (DVD)

This two-part podcast about Copland and the Cold War is part of PostClassical, a bi-monthly program that features performances by PCE’s music director Angel Gil-Ordóñez and artistic director Joseph Horowitz. Each program is thematic and reshapes the classical music experience through music and discussion. Bill McGlaughlin, host of Exploring Music, co-hosts with Horowitz and Gil-Ordóñez. These programs are recorded at Digital Island Studios in New York City and produced at the studios of WWFM – The Classical Network.

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PostClassical – Dvořák and America

Podcast published on June 30, 2017 in WWFM Classical

This three-part podcast about Dvořák and America is part of PostClassical, a bi-monthly program that features performances by PCE’s music director Angel Gil-Ordóñez and artistic director Joseph Horowitz. Each program is thematic and reshapes the classical music experience through music and discussion. Bill McGlaughlin, host of Exploring Music, co-hosts with Horowitz and Gil-Ordóñez. These programs are recorded at Digital Island Studios in New York City and produced at the studios of WWFM – The Classical Network.

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Cadenza – Angel Gil-Ordóñez, Music Director & Co-Founder of PostClassical Ensemble

Podcast published on May 25, 2017 in WWFM Classical

Angel Gil-Ordóñez talks with WWFM’s David Osenberg about conducting, the PostClassical Ensemble, Celibidache, and music in general.

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Fusion and flowerpots. Music by Lou Harrison

Podcast published on May 16, 2017 in The Naxos Blog

In reference to A Lou Harrison Centenary Celebration

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the American composer Lou Harrison, who distinguished himself through his pioneering works in writing for percussion and integrating Western and Eastern idioms. “Everything in the world should be considered a legitimate influence,” he said. In his music, however, the sounds of the largely percussive Javanese gamelan matured from an influence into a complete fusion. Raymond Bisha introduces a new disc of his works, performed by violinist Tim Fain, pianist Michael Boriskin, the PostClassical Ensemble and conductor Angel Gil-Ordóñez, who provides additional commentary.

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PostClassical – A Centenary Celebration of Lou Harrison

Podcast published on April 28, 2017 in WWFM Classical

In reference to A Lou Harrison Centenary Celebration

This two-part podcast about Lou Harrison Centenary Celebration is part of PostClassical, a bi-monthly program that features performances by PCE’s music director Angel Gil-Ordóñez and artistic director Joseph Horowitz. Each program is thematic and reshapes the classical music experience through music and discussion. Bill McGlaughlin, host of Exploring Music, co-hosts with Horowitz and Gil-Ordóñez. These programs are recorded at Digital Island Studios in New York City and produced at the studios of WWFM – The Classical Network.

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