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Igor Stravinsky’s Jazz Sides

drawing of Stravinsky by Picasso
Stravinsky felt that the jazz musicians would have a hard time with his various time signatures
10:01AM
November 29, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, former staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about Igor Stravinsky’s foray into jazz, the Ebony Concerto (1945) and the Concerto in E-flat, a.k.a. Dumbarton Oaks (1937–38).

Appreciating Louis Moreau Gottschalk

Louis Moreau Gottschalk pictured on an 1864 Publication of The Dying Poet for piano
Louis Moreau Gottschalk pictured on an 1864 Publication of The Dying Poet for piano
11:57AM
November 21, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, former staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about Louis Moreau Gottschalk, an under-appreciated American composer and pianist.

Rhapsody In Blue: An Experiment in Modern Music

Bar 1-2 of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue played by 1st B-flat clarinet.
The famous clarinet opening of Rhapsody in Blue
10:16AM
November 17, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, the resident staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue (1924), originally composed for solo piano and jazz band written in 1924.

John Williams Wants To Be Thought Of As A Serious Composer

John Williams
John Williams
1:06PM
November
16, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, the resident staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about John Williams, who left the Boston Pops and has become synonymous with George Lucas and Stephan Spielberg movies.

Different Paths to Night on Bald Mountain

Modest Mussorgsky
Modest Mussorgsky, 1865
3:13PM
November 11, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, the resident staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about Modest Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain.

How Much Better Could Haydn or Mozart Have Been?

CYS recording session @San Mateo PAC, March 13, 2011 . A cellist seems to be really into his music.
How much better could Haydn or Mozart have been?
1:30PM
November
10, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, former staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about Franz Josef Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Would they have been even greater artists without their professional obligations?

Making Music That Lasts, Part 2

Classical Audience
Pops concerts are among the best attended of any symphony performances.
3:22PM
November
9, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, former staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about making music that lasts. Schram confesses that what he thinks is profound music may not correspond to audiences’ expectations, and that sometimes orchestras need to supply escapism.

Making Music That Lasts, Part 1

Kuss Quartet
"It's difficult to make a string section rock..."
2:35PM
November
8, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, former staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about making music that lasts. This is part 1 of 3.

Keeping Classical Music Simple

PopTech 2009 presenters
Sometimes the hardest music to make well is the 'simple' music
4:07PM
November
7, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, the resident staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about how conductors need to wary of music that looks simple.

Evoking Reverence and Fear: Mozart’s 40th

portrait of wolfgang amadeus mozart
Posthumous portrait of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart painted in 1819 by Barbara Krafft
2:05PM
November
6, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, the resident staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s 40th Symphony, a piece where Schram can hear Mozart’s muse in every note.