Stand Partners for Life
Stand Partners for Life is an English-speaking podcast specialized in the field of classical music and opera. As such, Stand Partners for Life is a podcast selected by soclassiq, like Keep Classical Weird or Musical Moments and many others. The oldest episode indexed by soclassiq is dated 2017-12-22. Since then, a total of 39 episodes have been recorded and broadcast by Stand Partners for Life.
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Stand Partners for Life seems to be on pause right now, since no episode has been published for 3 months. The last episode in Stand Partners for Life, "039: Summer motivation, plus Q & A", is dated 2020-06-28.
"On pause" does not mean, however, that Stand Partners for Life will not resume its activity soon, nor that its episodes are less interesting than another more active source.
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Duration (h:m:s): 1:08:29
We took quite a long break from recording the show with everything going on at the moment, but we are so glad to be back. To kick things off again we thought we would use this episode to go through a bit of what we have been up to, staying home with the LA Phil out of action, some of …
Duration (h:m:s): 48:44
Here at Stand Partner HQ, we get this question a lot! And that should tell you something without even knowing the answer. Nobody asks what a pilot does, or if we really need one for our airplanes. But the conductor's role isn't nearly so obvious, to our audiences and even, at times, to us! Do we really need someone up …
Duration (h:m:s): 55:43
How many times have you been jealous of the box scores for baseball and basketball, or the advanced statistics for football? Don't you wish that you too could be measured by notes attempted, notes played in tune, entrances successfully counted? If we got our wish, orchestra concerts would have their own advanced metrics! Here are the stats (and penalties) we'd …
Duration (h:m:s): 31:21
Twelve-step programs have helped millions of people, including some of our colleagues. But their constant references to a "higher power" rub some people the wrong way. As orchestral musicians, we only know one "higher power": the conductor, who rules every aspect of our musical lives! Here are some slightly rewritten twelve steps toward embracing musical anonymity in the orchestra of …
Duration (h:m:s): 51:39
Nathan says: "My top three movies of all time would be The Godfather, Rocky, and Amadeus in some order." Akiko's not into those "top whatever" lists. But both of us love Amadeus so much that we would drop whatever we're doing and watch it again right now. Here's why...
Duration (h:m:s): 57:47
Violinist Johnny Lee is Akiko's mirror image on stage at Disney Hall: he sits fourth chair second violin, while she's fourth chair first violin. But they have something else in common too. Both went to Harvard, where there is no music performance major. Akiko thought she'd be a lawyer, Johnny a doctor (or was he just pretending?), but they both …
Duration (h:m:s): 1:07:45
It isn't every day that you get to perform for 18,000 screaming fans... especially if you're a violinist. But a handful of times each summer, we get the rock star treatment at the Hollywood Bowl! OK, so those 18,000 folks probably aren't screaming just for the two of us... there might be some famous movie tunes thrown in, or some …
Duration (h:m:s): 51:51
This week, we're talking scales and etudes. Are they the foundational blocks on which your entire technique is built? Or more like raw vegetables that you have to choke down if you want to stay healthy? Akiko actually had a scale class as a kid, while I got a crash course in scales from my Curtis teacher Felix Galimir (who …
Duration (h:m:s): 56:18
Chicago Symphony cellist Brant Taylor may have been our very first special guest here at the Stand Partners, but so far we've been missing the perspective of his partner Roderick Branch. Roderick is a musician, though his day job (and sometimes into the night job) is as a partner at a giant law firm. Roderick is what you'd call …
Duration (h:m:s): 1:02:17
Today we're joined by our good friend and LA Phil principal cello, Robert deMaine. Bob tells us about his childhood, his musical family and an early teacher who gave him a complete musical education, including piano and composition. He also unpacks how he fell out of love with the cello during his teen years and took an extended break from …