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The Listening Service: Beginnings - Proms 2018 Special
An episode from The Listening Service discussing how music - and the 2018 Proms - begin.During the 2018 Proms season we'll be publishing episodes of The Listening Service that relate to specific Proms. To hear them all, subscribe to The Listening Service podcast.
Jul 12, 2018
29 min
Proms 2017: The Well-Tempered Glass of Wine - feat. Sir Tom Jones, Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Vikki is backstage with the Stax stars and takes Sophie Ellis-Bextor to her first prom.
Sep 3, 2017
35 min
Proms 2017: Don't trust 'em - Imogen Heap, Christian Scott, Leo Pellegrino, Shabaka Hutchings, Leila Josefowicz, Jules Buckley
Vikki Stone takes singer and composer Imogen Heap on a prom date, reviews the proms Reformation Day and is backstage at the Metropole Orkest prom of the work of Charles Mingus.
Aug 27, 2017
28 min
Proms 2017: The Corridor Monstrosity - feat. Philippa Perry, Guarav Mazundar, Sir Simon Rattle, Alexa Mason, Karen Komansec
On the floor at the Proms with a famous psychotherapist; that Daft Punk encore; in depth on the Ravi Shankar / Philip Glass collaboration; and DIY Gurrelieder with Sir Simon Rattle.
Aug 20, 2017
26 min
Proms 2017: Oh, What a Wonderful Podcast - feat. Al Murray, Marcus Brigstocke, John Wilson
Pub landlord Al Murray is Vikki Stone's Proms Date, Marcus Brigstocke describes his Proms debut in Oklahoma! and choirs – does size really matter?
Aug 13, 2017
25 min
Proms 2017: The Interpreter - feat. James Morrison, Dianne Reeves, Richard Osman, John Mauceri
Vikki Stone on the art of interpretation, the cadenza, jazz standards, and Pointless.
Aug 6, 2017
29 min
Proms 2017: The Arrangement - feat. Richard Hawley, John Grant, Jules Buckley, Paul Garred, Kerry Andrew
Vikki is backstage at the Scott Walker Prom and explores the many New Pieces of the Week.
Jul 30, 2017
29 min
Proms 2017: Episode II - A New Episode - feat. Keith Lockhart, Jonathan Sothcott, Jess Gillam
Vikki on tricky scores, film scores, the John Williams phenomenon, and Shostakovich.
Jul 23, 2017
23 min
Proms 2017: The First Date - feat. Nick Helm, Igor Levit and Tom Coult
Vikki Stone starts her summer of "Prom Dates" and makes a music quiz obligatory.
Jul 16, 2017
27 min
Proms 2016: The Last Podcast of the Proms.
Vikki duets with Sir James Galway, rolls with Rick Astley, and queues the last night.
Sep 10, 2016
18 min
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