Two New Podcasts: The Life and Music of Alma Moodie
“Of all my students, I like Alma Moodie the best”
Carl Flesch, renowned violinist and pedagogue
Thank you for your emails this last week. It is very gratifying to know that so many of you have enjoyed hearing the first part of Alma Moodie’s story.
Today I published the second of the Moodie podcasts. In this episode we will be taking a closer look at some of Alma’s most important friendships and reflecting on the period that the musician lived in Europe.
But we also sample a little of the violinist’s innate sense of humour, which I tend to think might have its origins in Moodie’s Australian beginnings.
My guests include historian and musicologist Kay Dreyfus, violinist Goetz Richter and the historian Micheal Haas, author of Forbidden Music, a study of the Jewish composers and musicians banned by the Third Reich. Michael has just completed another book on the music of exile for Yale University Press, which will be published in 2024.
And in case you missed the first podcast, you can find it here:
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