Edmonton Symphony music director and pianist Bill “The Classical Music Guy” Eddins, snuck in his latest Podcast right before I left for vacation. Entitled Watch The Birdie, it’s an installment with a heartwarming special dedication…
Bill’s done a good job at streamlining the process of downloading and streaming his Podcasts by eliminating some of the frustrating hoops that iPod forces users to jump through. Also improved is the audio quality and production values: gone is the telephone quality mono audio.
Given the fact that the topic of birds in music isn’t exactly unexplored, I think listeners will be pleasantly surprised that Bill takes the road less traveled by selecting some works by Granados, Messiaen, and Stravinsky to demonstrate his points.
Bill’s Classical Connections series of Podcasts continues to do exactly what it’s designed to do: make classical music interesting and have fun with it. Personally, I hope Bill plans on doing a Podcast about comedy and classical music in the near future since this business takes itself far too seriously already and it could stand to laugh at itself (where’s Victor Borge when we need him?).