Unplucked

Unplucked

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Composer and comedian Vikki Stone unbuttons the BBC Proms and asks the questions everyone else is afraid to ask.


The Listening Service: Beginnings - Proms 2018 Special
Jul 12, 2018 • 29 min
An episode from The Listening Service discussing how music - and the 2018 Proms - begin. During the 2018 Proms season we’ll be publishing episodes of The Listening Service that relate to specific Proms. To hear them all, subscribe to The Listening Service…
2017: The Well-Tempered Glass of Wine - feat. Sir Tom Jones, Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Sep 3, 2017 • 35 min
Vikki is backstage with the Stax stars and takes Sophie Ellis-Bextor to her first prom.
2017: Don’t trust ‘em - Imogen Heap, Christian Scott, Leo Pellegrino, Shabaka Hutchings, Leila Josefowicz, Jules Buckley
Aug 27, 2017 • 28 min
Vikki Stone takes singer and composer Imogen Heap on a prom date, reviews the proms Reformation Day and is backstage at the Metropole Orkest prom of the work of Charles Mingus.
2017: The Corridor Monstrosity - feat. Philippa Perry, Guarav Mazundar, Sir Simon Rattle, Alexa Mason, Karen Komansec
Aug 20, 2017 • 26 min
On the floor at the Proms with a famous psychotherapist; that Daft Punk encore; in depth on the Ravi Shankar / Philip Glass collaboration; and DIY Gurrelieder with Sir Simon Rattle.
2017: Oh, What a Wonderful Podcast - feat. Al Murray, Marcus Brigstocke, John Wilson
Aug 13, 2017 • 25 min
Pub landlord Al Murray is Vikki Stone’s Proms Date, Marcus Brigstocke describes his Proms debut in Oklahoma! and choirs – does size really matter?
2017: The Interpreter - feat. James Morrison, Dianne Reeves, Richard Osman, John Mauceri
Aug 6, 2017 • 29 min
Vikki Stone on the art of interpretation, the cadenza, jazz standards, and Pointless.
2017: The Arrangement - feat. Richard Hawley, John Grant, Jules Buckley, Paul Garred, Kerry Andrew
Jul 30, 2017 • 29 min
Vikki is backstage at the Scott Walker Prom and explores the many New Pieces of the Week.
2017: Episode II - A New Episode - feat. Keith Lockhart, Jonathan Sothcott, Jess Gillam
Jul 23, 2017 • 23 min
Vikki on tricky scores, film scores, the John Williams phenomenon, and Shostakovich.
2017: The First Date - feat. Nick Helm, Igor Levit and Tom Coult
Jul 16, 2017 • 27 min
Vikki Stone starts her summer of “Prom Dates” and makes a music quiz obligatory.
2016: The Last Podcast of the Proms.
Sep 10, 2016 • 18 min
Vikki duets with Sir James Galway, rolls with Rick Astley, and queues the last night.
2016: Programme Notes
Sep 7, 2016 • 16 min
Vikki is on eternity with Daniel Barenboim and the best spot to nap at the Albert Hall.
2016: Only Fools and Orchestras
Sep 2, 2016 • 16 min
Vikki watches football in a park, a Prom in a car park, and Simon Rattle explains Boulez.
2016: Talking Stick
Aug 30, 2016 • 17 min
Vikki speaks to the ones with their backs to us, in a conductors’ special.
2016: Name That Spoon
Aug 26, 2016 • 17 min
Vikki explores Mozart conspiracy theories and plays Bizet spoons with Radio 3 controller.
2016: Quincy Jones Celestial Twin
Aug 23, 2016 • 13 min
Vikki talks parties with the awesome Quincy Jones and his friend Sir Michael Caine.
2016: The Errors of Comedy
Aug 19, 2016 • 17 min
Vikki takes a special look at the theme of Shakespeare and other potential Prom themes.
2016: It’s Pronounced Purcell
Aug 16, 2016 • 16 min
Vikki swings with the vocalists in a singers’ special.
2016: Of course Jamie Cullum’s friends don’t clap on 1 and 3
Aug 12, 2016 • 17 min
Vikki is at the Jamie Cullum Prom and tries a binaural v. stereo listening challenge.
2016: Name That Tune
Aug 9, 2016 • 16 min
Vikki on younger orchestras, science fiction, busking, and the first Proms Name That Tune
2016: The Baton Relay
Aug 5, 2016 • 16 min
Vikki runs the inaugural Proms Unplucked (conductor’s) Baton Relay athletics event.
2016: The Saw and The Stone
Aug 2, 2016 • 13 min
Vikki Stone gets playing and meets the flash prommers, a glass rubber and a saw bower.
2016: It’s Pronounced Bowie
Jul 29, 2016 • 17 min
Vikki tries the tabla, talks electric violin and showbiz, and goes backstage at Bowie.
2016: 12 Cellists Walk Into a Green Room…
Jul 26, 2016 • 15 min
Vikki Stone focuses on the cello, one of the themes of this year’s BBC Proms season.
2016: The Loneliness of the Late-Night Organist
Jul 22, 2016 • 20 min
The Proms Unplucked tonight features the glitz of Strictly, including encounters with dancers Aljaz Skorjanec and conductor Gavin Sutherland. As the hall operators sweep up the confetti and glitter, Vikki Stone has a play on the RAH organ, courtesy of…
2016: Last Minute Changes
Jul 19, 2016 • 19 min
Vikki Stone takes you behind the scenes at the BBC Proms.
2016: Rig Week
Jul 15, 2016 • 21 min
Vikki Stone is backstage for the first night of the greatest classical music festival