The Bach Society of Saint Louis has introduced a new podcast, “Bach Talk.” The monthly podcast explores the community that keeps Bach’s music going. It shares interesting tales, provides insights into the music, and introduces the people who bring Bach’s pieces to life.
Hosted by classical music radio personality Ron Klemm, with regular contributions from the Society’s Music Director and Conductor, A. Dennis Sparger, the podcast aims to satiate the curiosity of fans eager to know more about the people behind the music.
Sparger remarked in an official press release, “Through pre-concert talks, lectures, social events, and even casual conversations, we’ve known for some time that there is a hunger to know more about the people behind The Bach Society as well as the music. Our new podcast Bach Talk offers the perfect vehicle to fill that void with engaging interviews with the many personalities who combine to make the Bach Society the outstanding musical organization we all love. Our new podcast Bach Talk offers the perfect vehicle to fill that void with engaging interviews with the many personalities who combine to make the Bach Society the outstanding musical organization we all love.”
Klemm, with his vast experience in the industry and a six-decade-long radio career, not only hosts but also produces the podcast. “Over the years I’ve loved sharing great music with listeners—especially quality choral music. But my greatest joy has been talking to the people behind the music: what makes them tick, how did they get involved in this business of making music, what are their passions—musically and otherwise,” said Klemm in the press release.
Established in 1941, the society’s dedication to promoting Bach’s choral music and other classical pieces remains unwavering. Now, with “Bach Talk,” they can engage audiences globally, making their performances more accessible. The podcast can be found on various platforms, and a guide for newcomers is provided on their website. The initial three episodes are available for download.