After months of talking about it, the new series of Inside The Arts podcasts have arrived. The inaugural episode, entitled Battle Of The Brahms, is available at www.insidethearts.com/podcasts. Guest panelists Frank Babbitt, Collins Trier, and John Rosenkrans (all members of the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra) do a brilliant job at demonstrating how to un-stuff the stuffiness of a classical music review program. You’ll feel like you’re part of the "in crowd" and in some sections the conversation is downright hilarious. Good times.
Something worth pointing out is the program’s format allows the podcast to use audio clips longer than 60 seconds thanks in large part to the innovative licensing structure at iodapromonet.com. In fact, the only reason some of the music was edited was to keep the podcast around 15 minutes in length. Fortunately, you’ll be able to listen to entire movements and purchase the ones you like best via digital download. Links to everything you need are provided at the podcast blog. Ain’t technology great?