DAUGHERTY Metropolis Symphony

Podcast: Michael Daugherty’s Metropolis Symphony

The inspiration for Michael Daugherty‘s Metropolis Symphony can be traced all the way back to his youth, as he watched on television as the caped superhero rescued humanity – as especially Lois Lane – from all kinds of deadly situations. … Read More →

Part II: Cello in the Sun: Целло ин тхе сун – St. Petersburg 2009

Here is the continuation of Sean Hickey’s recording experience in Russia. Next morning: full dress rehearsal at the Palace goes surprisingly well. The final movement is still challenging. A fast 3/8 flourish that begins the movement still sounds sloppy and … Read More →

TAYLOR Peter Ibbetson

Podcast: An American Operatic Masterpiece – Deems Taylor’s Peter Ibbetson

Deems Taylor was a music critic, composer, broadcaster, and an important person in the development of classical music in the first half of the 20th century. This podcast looks at his opera Peter Ibbetson, composed for the Metropolitan Opera in … Read More →

Part I: Cello in the Sun: Целло ин тхе сун – Ст. Петерсбург 2009

At Naxos, we are fortunate to have a very eclectic group! Our National Business Developer for the USA, Sean Hickey, is not only a great salesman, but first and foremost a talented composer. Here he recounts his experience with his … Read More →


Podcast: Frederic Rzewski’s The People United Will Never be Defeated

An interview with pianist Ralph van Raat about his new recording of Frederic Rzewski’s monumental solo piano variations The People United Will Never be Defeated. Album details… Catalogue No.: Naxos 8.559360 Podcast: Download (Duration: 20:00 — 18.3MB)