Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Vocal Chords

I'm assume that Vocal Chords is what Lincoln Center meant when they started this new podcast series, hosted by Deborah Voigt and focussing on the vocal performers featured in Great Performances from Lincoln Center. But, you know, I have the copy-editor gene and had to think about whether it was right, and I'm sure that is not the effect they intended.

The email I got about Vocal Chords says this:
A variety of artists, including baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, soprano Christine Schäfer and tenor Matthew Polenzani, explain their vocal craft. Upcoming podcasts will also feature William Christie, founder of Les Arts Florissants, discussing his upcoming production of Stefano Landi's Il Sant'Alessio. And you'll have the chance to hear Robin Tyson of the King's Singers, explaining the challenges of singing in an a cappella ensemble.

Subscribe today to listen to London Symphony Orchestra conductor Sir Colin Davis discussing Mozart's Requiem, which he considers to be one of the composer's most moving pieces. In the next podcast, available Monday, October 1, Sir Colin Davis will explore Haydn's magnificent Creation.
Certainly sounds good!


Anonymous said...

I don't understand--was is originally spelled "Vocal Cords" or somesuch?

Lisa Hirsch said...

I'm just saying that I assume it's a pun of some kind, not a typo or error of understanding.

bryan said...

I've listened to the first two of these, which feature Colin Davis talking about the Mozart Requiem and Haydn's "The Creation." Good, though it's a bunch of statements stitched together, and you don't get to hear the interviewer (perhaps that's good).

Voight literally phones her introduction in. You'd think they could get her a laptop or something that would make a decent recording.

Lisa Hirsch said...

That's funny. I thought Voigt HAD a laptop, but maybe I'm wrong. Speaking of podcasts...I feel a posting coming on.