Interview (with Allyson Rogers) with Alan Neal, CBC Radio One “All in a Day” (22 November 2018, 3:15 pm) about They Shot, He Scored: The Life and Music of Eldon Rathburn (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2019) and the CD The Romance of Improvisation in Canada: The Genius of Eldon Rathburn (Montreal: Justin Time Records, 2018):

Interview with Alan Neal, CBC Radio One “All in a Day” (21 April 2016, 3:15 pm): Celebration of the 100th anniversary of Eldon Rathburn’s birth with the first recording session in preparation for the CD “The Romance of Improvisation in Canada: The Genius of Eldon Rathburn,” produced by Adrian Matte and Allyson Rogers and featuring an all-star lineup of Canadian jazz greats: Petr Cancura (saxophones), Kevin Turcotte (trumpet, flugelhorn), Marianne Trudel (piano), Adrian Vedady (bass) and Jim Doxas (drums).  The CD was recorded in the NFB’s historic Chester Beachell studio in Montreal (Ville St-Laurent) and the recording was released on Montreal’s Justin Time label on November 2nd, 2018 (see and

“A Gallery of Song” - 30-minute interview with Mauro Bertoli, CHIN Radio, “Musica Classica” (June 4th, 2014), featuring 5 musical excerpts:

“To Young Canadians” (for youth choir, soloist and piano), was written in honour of the late Jack Layton, whose “letter to Canadians” is adapted as the choral text.  An interview with Nick Ward is posted at:

French-language Radio-Canada interview (note that the MP4 file may take 30-45 seconds to download):
CBC Radio-Canada TV interview – James Wright & Jenna Glatt (22 August 2013)

Charles Enman’s July 27, 2012 Ottawa Citizen article, “Love and Ludwig Van” (Wright “Letters to the Immortal Beloved” project):
A(2) – Ottawa Citizen Article (27 July 2012) – Wright LVB Immortal Beloved (Page E3)

“Beethoven’s Immortal Beloved” (Interview with Nick Ward):

Interview with Giacomo Panico (CBC “All in a Day,” 28 July 2012):

Interview with Moira Farr, “Confronting Asperger’s in the Classroom,” University Affairs, January 2012:

James Wright and Karen Kelly (CBC “All in a Day,” 12 Jan 2012)
Aspergers in the Classroom: CBC Radio – Aspergers In The Classroom Interview (12Feb2012) – All in a Day

James Wright and Kathleen Petty (CBC Ottawa Morning, March 28, 2011, 6:44)
Carleton University Launches Carillon Studies Program: CarillonProgramLaunchInterviewKathleenPetty(28March2011)CBCOttawaMorning.

James Wright interviewed by Alan Neal on CBC’s “All in a Day” about his role in Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould.
Several interviews with James Wright are featured in the recently-released film Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould (Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival, 2009, Whitepines). See and “A must-see film for serious music fans” (Variety Magazine).

Interviews conducted during the Schoenberg Symposium, July 2007 (mp3 and wma files):

  • CBC Radio Interview, July 2007 (CBC “Q”: “Schoenberg Coalition Chess Project”):
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