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The Education Diaries

The Education Diaries

How many concerts can the OAE do in 2 ½ days?

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TEA WITH NETTY #52: Bass-baritone Dingle Yandell

TEA WITH NETTY #52: Bass-baritone Dingle Yandell

As summer approaches, bass-baritone Dingle Yandell joins Netty in the fields of Glyndebourne for the latest episode. They have compelling conversations, from his discovery of British novelty pop act Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers to sharing experiences of music college auditions and there are revelations behind the meaning of names.

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TEA WITH NETTY #51: OAE Head of Digital Zen Grisdale

TEA WITH NETTY #51: OAE Head of Digital Zen Grisdale

OAE’s Head of Digital Zen Grisdale spills the tea as he joins Netty in the latest episode. Zen is responsible for delivering all the wacky and wonderful digital content, from our distinctive instrument videos to paying homage to Coldplay and everything in between. He shares his creative thought process and how it all began in the least expected way! Be prepared for an episode of funny anecdotes, soup comps, sheds and more!

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The whole world is an enigma.

The whole world is an enigma.

Secret themes, lost manuscripts, broken celebrity crushes… we explore the myriad ways that the music in our 2024/25 season teases us and why that is part of the thrill.

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Reimagining Fanny Mendelssohn’s Das Jahr

Reimagining Fanny Mendelssohn’s Das Jahr

Why have we commissioned four women composers to write original pieces inspired by Fanny Mendelssohn's piano cycle Das Jahr?

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The Underrated Giant: Talking about Mendelssohn with Sir András Schiff

The Underrated Giant: Talking about Mendelssohn with Sir András Schiff

Jessica Duchen sat down with András Schiff to talk about composer Felix Mendelssohn.

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Juggling flutes… almost literally.

Juggling flutes… almost literally.

Lisa Beznosiuk, our principal flute, gives us a quick insight into the instruments she is currently using.

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Composing from the Old World to the New

Composing from the Old World to the New

Leah Broad explores the challenges faced by composers such as Jean Sibelius, Sergei Rachmaninov and Edvard Grieg as they transitioned from traditional to modern music in a changing world.

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