Young Euro Classic. The Podcast

Listen to intriguing background information regarding each festival night – on your way to work, while cooking, or getting ready for the concert!

Did you know

… that a Huapango is a traditional Mexican dance and music style whose name goes back to a word in the indigenous Nahautl language: “cuauhpanco” means “upon the wood” and refers to the wooden platforms which allow the rhythmic stamping of heels to be accentuated?

… that the first reaction of the prominent music critic Eduard Hanslick to Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto was that it inspired “the horrible idea whether there might be pieces of music you can hear stinking” – which fortunately did not stop the work, one of the most frequently performed violin concertos today, from conquering the entire world?

… that Grażyna Bacewicz, in turn, was a violin prodigy who moved to Paris at the age of 23 to study composition with Nadia Boulanger, then worked as concertmaster at the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra while writing her own works and paving the way for other female composers?

Do you speak or, actually more important here, understand German? Perfect! Enjoy an enriching start to your concert evening and listen to the young musicians on stage with a “knowing ear”.

Worthwhile, music-historical and personal: Fans of Young Euro Classic value the Pre-Concert Talks for many reasons since the beginning of the format. In 2021, the talks became digital, in the form of Young Euro Classic. Der Podcast. And the audience followed us into the digital realm! For several reason, we keep it that way in 2022 too. We stay on air and in best company of youth orchestra founders, solists and conductors of Young Euro Classic 2022.

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Please note: The podcasts are available in German only.