Listen or download podcasts by Dr. Robert W. Butts recent shows and discussions on music, history, culture, and the community
Bach, Bagels, and Bob - May 29, 2021 - Wagner Episode
Maestro Robert W. Butts welcomes Dr. Jude Pfister, Chief of Cultural Resources at Morristown National Historical Park, Kelsey Taormina, park ranger at Liberty National Monument, and soprano Julia Rolwing. Jude discusses his discovery of a previously unknown letter written by Richard Wagner to Ludwig II of Bavaria. Kelsey talks about her recent translation of the letter. Julia discusses her experiences singing Wagner roles, including her unforgettable performance as Sieglinde with Maestro Butts and New Jersey Concert Opera. Performance excerpts are included.
Bach, Bagels, and Bob - Episode 15
Guests include Eric Hafen, Director of The Madison Community Arts Center, and classical guitarist Stanley Alexandrowicz. Musical excerpts include works by Maestro Robert W. Butts, Girolamo Frescobaldi, and Václav Kučera.
Bach, Bagels, and Bob - Episode 13
Special Guest: Anne Matlack - musical excerpts by Mozart, Purcell, Davison, MacDowell, and Scarlatti
Bach, Bagels, and Bob - Episode 12
Special Guests: soprano Timmie Cole, mezzo soprano Tess Giardina, Dr. Jude Pfister - Chief of Cultural Resources, Morristown National Historical Park, Amy Hester - scholar.
Discussion of the manuscript collection at Washington's Headquarters, Morristown, New Jersey including the 1693 score to La Giuditta by Alessandro Scarlatti and a signed 1764 publication of poetry by Phillis Wheatley with musical excerpts