Recommended Podcasts

Audio and video podcasts are a convenient way to obtain information on several horn and brass-related topics.  Here’s a short list of my favorites, with annotations.

The Mellocast: Simply the most comprehensive podcast out there for middle brass instruments.  Over 100 episodes containing great material on horn, mellophone, alto horn, and more.

Melbourne University interview with Barry Tuckwell: Very nice interview with the legendary soloist.

Interview with Gene Standley, Principal Horn of the Columbus Symphony: Link courtesy of Bruce Hembd at Horn Matters.

NPR interview with Walter Lawson upon his retirement from custom horn making.

Minnesota Public Radio Interview with Bernhard Scully: Former member of the Canadian Brass, Principal Horn, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Visiting Professor, The University of Illinois.  Real Player required.

Brass Instruments, Open University on Itunes U: This is a great series!  Video podcasts on the history of brass instruments, including the development of valves, compensating systems, etc. Itunes required.

Performance by the Blair Brass Quintet, faculty brass quintet at Vanderbilt University. (Scroll down to find the link.)

Performance by the Yale University Faculty Brass Trio
(Scroll down to find the link.)

I’d love to hear if you know of any other horn or brass-related podcasts.

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