Welcome to Beethoven was a Rockstar!
A couple of years ago, when I was invited to join Night of the Proms, I entered the universe of crossover. Something I've always loved but never had the opportunity to be part of.
Immediately, I realized that I always belonged to this world but I also noticed this created some confusion with regards to what I was doing. People wondered if I was changing my career to become an exclusive Pops conductor. Why couldn’t I do both?
I was often asked if I saw any difference and the answer is very simple:
No, in the end of the day, Beethoven was a Rockstar!
And that was the beginning of BWR! In this podcast I explore the limits between music styles to understand why we created so many labels to define them. I am interviewing iconic artists that walk the line between music genres and art forms and how they manage all those layers.
Enjoy our First Season with Christopher Gibbs, Marin Alsop, Joe Jackson, Mason Bates, Suzanne Vega and Nile Rodgers
June 1, 2021
classical & pop: Was there always a division?
Alexandra Arrieche and Music Historian Christopher Gibbs talk about music and entertainment from the past and what caused the division between classical and pop.