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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Remembering Charles Camilleri

When the death of Charles Camilleri was announced last Saturday, I immediately thought about paying tribute to this remarkable Maltese musician in a podcast. I had just finished producing the 145th edition of the Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast so I knew that I had to produce something extra to remember Maestro Camilleri.

As it happens, Charles Camilleri was the very first person I interviewed on the very first radio broadcast I produced all by myself at Xandir Malta; after several months working with other established radio producers. That broadcast was meant to mark the 50th anniversary from the death of American composer George Gershwin. It was originally heard of Xandir Malta's Cable Radio on 11 July 1987. Josephine Mahoney was the announcer and Publius Micallef was the studio manager who recorded the original broadcast.

Charles Arrigo had instigated me to produce George Gershwin: Tifkira and suggested I invite Charles Camilleri to speak about the composer. Rather than interviewing the maestro about Gershwin, I asked him to give me and the listeners a lesson about Gershwin from the perspective of a professor of music. His insights were not only brilliant but also very unusual from the usual biographical treatments of other composers by other commentators.
Charles Camilleri
To remember Charles Camilleri, I've edited the highlights from my George Gershwin: Tifkira production and they're now available as a downloadable podcast. I believe that this special tribute is a very appropriate way to mark the passing of Mro Camilleri, since he was as great teacher and professor of music as he was a composer.

Charles Camilleri will undoubtedly be remembered as one of Malta's greatest composers of all time. I will forever remember him as the first person who was patient enough to put up with me in a radio studio.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

ENCHANCED: Mużika Mod Ieħor ma' Toni Sant - 145

ENCHANCED VERSION: Toni Sant presents the 145th in a series of podcasts featuring music by performers in or from Malta. [in Maltese] (also available as a regular MP3 version)

This podcast includes the results from the 2008 MMI Listener's Picks poll:

  • 2008 Top Album:
    Brikkuni - Kuntrabanda!

  • 2008 Top Single:
    Salt - Jars of Clay

  • 2008 Overseas-based Release:
    Airstrip One - Into the Silence [EP]

  • 2008 Internet Release:
    Ezzy - Puzzle People

  • 2008 Top Video:
    Wax - Thoughts

  • 2008 Top EP:
    nosnow/nosalps - Just Rock

    >> Details about this podcast [in English]


    ** THIS IS THE ENHANCED VERSION OF THE PODCAST.

    The regular version is available in MP3 format.

    See also:
    - MMI Podcast: Facebook Fan Page

    - More links to music websites from Malta

    - Toni Sant on MySpace.com

    - MaltaMedia Online Network

    - Full Results for the Top 2008 Music Releases in Malta


    (M4A filesize: 10.2 MB)
  • Saturday, January 03, 2009

    Mużika Mod Ieħor ma' Toni Sant - 145

    Toni Sant presents the 145th in a series of podcasts featuring music by performers in or from Malta. [in Maltese]

    This podcast includes the results from the 2008 MMI Listener's Picks poll:

  • 2008 Top Album:
    Brikkuni - Kuntrabanda!

  • 2008 Top Single:
    Salt - Jars of Clay

  • 2008 Overseas-based Release:
    Airstrip One - Into the Silence [EP]

  • 2008 Internet Release:
    Ezzy - Puzzle People

  • 2008 Top Video:
    Wax - Thoughts

  • 2008 Top EP:
    nosnow/nosalps - Just Rock

    >> Details about this podcast [in English]



    See also:
    - MMI Podcast: Facebook Fan Page

    - More links to music websites from Malta

    - Toni Sant on MySpace.com

    - MaltaMedia Online Network

    - Full Results for the Top 2008 Music Releases in Malta


    ** This podcast is also available in an ENHANCED VERSION.


    (MP3 filesize: 9.9 MB)