Weekly Playlist #5: The Best Handel & Hendrix Podcasts & Radio Shows
We thought we would go down a slightly different route for your Handel & Hendrix-related listening fix this week.
Once again we have scoured the depths of the internet for content about our two musical geniuses. This time we have picked out a selection of the very best podcasts, mixes & radio shows to help you get through another week at home.
Let us know what you think, and send us any more suggestions!
1. Meet Me at the Museum: Emma Dabiri at Handel & Hendrix in London
If you haven’t already been turned on to the Art Fund’s brilliant Meet Me at the Museum podcast series, now’s your chance!
Yes this may be a shameless plug for ourselves, but we suggest you start off with writer & broadcaster Emma Dabiri‘s visit to Brook Street to find out more about the lives of both Handel & Hendrix and discuss some of the surprising similarities between their two stories.
2. Handel’s Water Music gets the BBC Radio 3 treatment.
The perfect introduction to the history and musical detail of one of Handel’s best-known pieces. Hannah French explores the practicalities, conditions and acoustics of Georgian on-board entertainment and chooses some of the best recordings of the last 25 years. You can listen to this episode of BBC Radio 3’s Early Music Show here.
3. Dig Deeper into a Hendrix masterpiece
Each series of Consequence of Sound‘s podcast The Opus explores a legendary album and its ongoing legacy. Each episode looks at how masterpieces continue to evolve: shaping lives, shaking rafters, and ingraining itself into our culture. Their second season focuses on what many consider to be Jimi Hendrix’s defining album Electric Ladyland.
We’ve picked out two episodes below that are perfect for any longtime fan wanting to go deeper or a first-time listener curious to hear more – either way, they’re well worth a listen.
4. The award-winning podcast making classical music hilarious
On each episode of That Classical Podcast hosts Chris and Kelly aim to share their passion and knowledge of Classical & Baroque music while also making you laugh. In this episode they focus on Handel and his compatriot Johann Pachelbel and it’s a brilliantly irreverent take on their stories. Highlights include attempting to summarise Handel’s life in only 60 seconds.
5. Rarely heard Hendrix tracks from a DJ’s record collection
Songwriter and DJ Nabihah Iqbal chose an hour of Hendrix tunes from her record collection for this NTS Radio show a few years back. A great listen for any Hendrix fan as it features some of Jimi’s best tunes alongside a number of rare recordings and bootlegs.