First broadcast on 18 December 2004, this eight-minute excerpt of a one-hour conversation between Janet Packer and Bruce Duffie, host of WNUR's "Classical and Beyond," reveals her thoughts on performing Bach, balancing concertizing and teaching, and the state of string education today. Recorded in Evanston, IL, on 11 February 2004.
In a fifty-four minute live broadcast on WHRB, Cambridge, MA, on 15 April 2002, Janet Packer and station manager David Elliott discuss composers she has commissioned, music she has discovered and recorded, and her 2002 Boston recital. Included are performances of two of Gardner Read's Five Aphorisms for Violin and Piano, op. 150 (1991), Vagn Holmboe's Haiduc for Violin and Piano, op. 193 (1993), Charles-Marie Widor's Suite florentine for Violin and Piano (1919), and Sir Malcolm Arnold's Scottish Dance No. 3, arranged for violin and piano for Janet Packer by the composer.
For Spanish-speaking listeners! On 3 March 2007, Janet Packer was interviewed by Nicolás Alexiades Uribe via telephone on HJUT, the radio station of Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Bogotá, Colombia. Alexiades’s radio program, “1900: Punto de Giro,” explores music written around the turn of the twentieth-century. A great admirer of Charles-Marie Widor, Alexiades asked Janet to recount how she discovered Charles-Marie Widor’s music for violin and piano, and to discuss her assessment and interpretation of his works. Included in the 59-minute program are performances of Widor’s Romance in E, op. 46 (1912), Suite Florentine for Violin and Piano (1919), and Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano, op. 79 (1937). This broadcast has been nominated for the Simón Bolivar National Award in the category of “Best Cultural Radio Program.”