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New York Philharmonic Launches a Time-Traveling Podcast

Posted September 22, 2017

Can’t get enough of the 106 All-Stars of the New York Philharmonic? Neither can we. That’s why we’ve launched Listening Through Time, a new podcast featuring intimate conversations about how performances have evolved over generations of Philharmonic players.

In each episode, a Philharmonic musician (current or retired) and Philharmonic Archivist / Historian Barbara Haws listen to and compare the Orchestra’s performances from different eras. 

The inaugural episode features former Principal Trumpet Philip Smith assessing Philharmonic performances of the opening trumpet solo in Mahler’s Fifth Symphony (played on this season’s Opening Gala Concert and opening subscription program). The line-up includes former Principal Clarinet Stanley Drucker, Principal Cello Carter Brey, Principal Trombone Joseph Alessi, bassist Orin O’Brien, and Principal Librarian Lawrence Tarlow.

Available on iTunes, Listening Through Time can also be found at, where listeners can view related photographs and detailed background research, plus scores, parts, and printed programs from the New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives.