Episode 109: Reading Slumps with @veronikellymars

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In this episode, we talk to author and librarian emeritus Kelly Jensen about mental health and how it impacts our ability to read for work and pleasure, and what we can do to get out of reading slumps (if we want to).

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Links

Kelly’s article: “7 Tips for Reading With Mental Health Challenges
Ranganathan
Nancy Pearl’s rule of 50
Bossypants by Tina Fey
I’m Just A Person by Tig Notaro
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
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Narrative nonfiction: Simon Winchester
Graphic novels
So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know by Retta
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Audiobooks
Harry Potter
The Magician’s Assistant by Ann Patchett
All The Books (podcast)
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Musical Obsessions
Anna: “Automatically in Love” by Carly Rae Jepsen
Alene: “Badass Woman” by Meghan Trainor, from The Hustle

Obsessions
Kelly: Unf*ck Your Brain (podcast), Topo Chico mineral water (also Polar seltzer)
Anna: Whiskey Cavalier
Alene: Trinkets

Twitter and Instagram @veronikellymars

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Episode 108: Opera With @marccold

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In this episode, we discuss all things (European) opera with noted cataloger @marccold! Content warning for sexual assault and murder (no thanks to Don Giovanni).

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Links
Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture
Episode 83 with @Tuphlos
Great Courses: Operas of Mozart, How To Listen To and Understand Opera
Dr. Robert Greenberg
Seattle Opera
Puccini: Tosca
New York City Opera
BBC Wales: The Choral Tradition of Wales
Mozart: La Vendetta from The Marriage of Figaro, sung by Fernando Corena
Met Opera Saturday Matinee Broadcasts
Stories of the Great Operas
The Barber of Seville
Met Opera Shop
Opera News
Thomas Allen
Opera books
Gluck: Le Calme Rentre Dans Mon Coeur from Iphigénie en Tauride, sung by Bruno Taddia
Norm Hollingshead
Boris Goldovsky
The Met: Live in HD
The Magic Flute
Tosca’s Kiss
Puccini: Donde Lieta Usci from La Boheme, sung by Sara Scuderi
Verdi: Miserere from Il Trovatore sung by Franco Corelli and Leontyne Price
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A Night at The Opera
Treemonisha
Julia Perry: The Cask of Amontillado
Hermann: How I Love Them from Wuthering Heights, sung by Adriana Zabala
Jeanine Tesori: Blue to premiere at The Glimmerglass Festival
Desyatnikov: Rosenthal’s Children
Vladimir Sorokin: Blue Lard
Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
Wagner: The Ring (English), English National Opera
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci
Verdi: Grand March from Aida
Mozart: Queen of the Night aria from The Magic Flute, sung by Diana Damrau
Webber: Cats
Amadeus
Carmen
Carmen Jones
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What’s Opera, Doc?
Mozart: The Magic Flute Overture
Mozart: Cosi fan Tutte Overture
Mozart: Don Giovanni, directed by Peter Sellars :: part 1 :: part 2 :: part 3
Mozart: Cosi fan Tutte
Greer Grimsley
La Boheme
Rent
Beverly Cleary: Otis Spofford
Gilbert & Sullivan
The Who: Tommy
Hamilton
Verdi: La Traviata
A Room With a View
Verdi: La Donna e Mobile from Rigoletto, sung by Luciano Pavarotti
Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries from The Ring
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Cosi
The Fifth Element
The Lost Weekend
Madame Butterfly
M. Butterfly
Farewell My Concubine
Miss Saigon
Kobbe’s Complete Opera Book
Ethan Mordden
Karen Sturges: Death of a Baritone, Death of a Poohbah
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Farinelli
Stephanie Burgis: Masks and Shadows
Alexander Chee: The Queen of the Night
Dorothy Dunnett: Dolly and the Singing Bird
Ann Patchett: Bel Canto
Terry Pratchett: Maskerade
Kate Ross: Julian Kestrel mysteries
Space Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
Judith Weir: A Night at the Chinese Opera

Lists, articles
Neatorama: 10 Operas You Didn’t Know you Already Like
Wikipedia: List of films using the music of Richard Wagner
Royal Opera House: 8 of the greatest operatic moments in film
Roger Ebert: The five arias from opera movies can’t live without
Glyndebourne: 10 times opera stole the scene at the movies
Goodreads: Books about opera
Talk Classical: Novels about operas?
Mental Floss: 13 Operas Adapted From Famous Novels
Book Scrolling: The Best Books About or Featuring the Opera (Nonfiction & Fiction)
NPR: 5 Books to Ignite an Opera Obsession

Musical Obsessions
Marc: Tuvan/Mongolian Throat Singing
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Alene: Toreador song from Carmen
Anna: Habanera from Carmen

Obsessions
Marc: Edgar Award winning The Last Equation of Isaac Severy by Nova Jacobs; The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
Anna: Tombow dual brush pens
Alene: #chuckstravaganza

Episode 83: Classical Music Advisory with @Tuphlos

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In this episode, we follow up Episode 82 with Classical Music Advisory, bringing back Robin @Tuphlos Bradford (previously our guest on Episode 36) to share her expertise. We learned a lot about Robin’s dark musical past in the process, including her love for the cello and her secret years as a flutist?!

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Links

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic
Mstislav Rostropovich
Bagpipe scholarship
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Jean-Pierre Rampal
Mozart: Flute Concerto in G Major
Chaminade: Concertino for Flute
Bach: Cello Suites
Ennio Morricone
Rachel Portman
Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B Minor
Johannes Moser
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Zuill Bailey (Oz)
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Yo-Yo Ma (Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E Minor)
Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto in D Minor
Odegaard Undergraduate Library
Dr. Robert Greenberg (Twitter)
The Great Courses: The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works (get it from your library!)
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Beethoven: 5th Symphony
Mendelssohn: Italian Symphony
Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
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The Guardian View on Diversity in Classical Music: Quality and Equality
10 Female Composers You Should Know
Ten Black Composers Whose Works Deserve to be Heard More Often
14 of the Most Influential Latin American Composers of the 20th Century
Classical So White and Male: Time is Overdue for Diversity
Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Violin Concerto in G Major
Fanny Hensel (nee Mendelssohn): Overture
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Violin Concerto in G Minor
Florence B. Price: Concerto in One Movement
Mozart Camargo Guarnieri: Three Dances for Orchestra
Silvestre Revueltas: Sensemayá
Fathom Events

13 Best Classical Music Movies
10 of the best (and worst) films about composers
Immortal Beloved
Impromptu
Amadeus
The Red Violin
Fantasia
Fantasia 2000
Shine
Hilary and Jackie

Twelve of the Best: Books Featuring Classical Music
11 Musical Novels That Hit All The Right Notes
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Orfeo by Richard Powers
Mozart in the Jungle by Blair Tindall (also TV)
Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks
The Ensemble by Aja Gabel
Masks and Shadows by Stephanie Burgis

Musical Obsessions
Robin: Johannes Moser playing Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E Minor
Anna: first movement of Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony
Alene: “The Hamilton Polka” by Weird Al Yankovic

Obsessions
Robin: YouTubing cellists
Anna: A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole
Alene: My Lady’s Choosing by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris