Alisa Weilerstein - The music she listens to
Matthew Janszen: What kind of music are you listening to right now? What's on your iPod?
Alisa Weilerstein: I’m listening to a lot of Gabriel Kahane songs. That's the project I'm doing now so…
Matthew: Yeah Classical Chops has actually interviewed Gabriel Kahane. So, make sure you check that out on our website.
Alisa: Absolutely!...I’m listening to the Beethoven - Grosse Fuge a lot. It's actually one of the first things I put on when I really feel like listening to music. It’s just mind-boggling. It’s incredible. I also recently listened to sort of random but Barber song Dover Beach with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. I'm a huge huge huge fan of his so. Talk about inspiring, what a heartbreaking voice he had. Unbelievable. So, that's what I've been listening to. Kind of variation of...variety of things.
Matthew: No, that’s great! Variety is good. You know I think it points out that you know whatever instrument you do play well it's important to expose yourself to…
Alisa: I didn’t mention any Cello music you see.
Matthew: Yeah exactly. And you know again it goes back to that to be as well-rounded as possible with music.
Matthew: And use whatever you can to inspire you.