Eric Whitacre Choral Music

Podcast: The Elora Festival Singers sing Whitacre

Eric Whitacre is now the unquestioned superstar of American choral composers. Whether he is setting the poetry of Octavio Paz, e.e. cummings, Rumi or the Bible, his marriage of poetry with beauty of sound creates a unique and enchanting sonic … Read More →


WACHNER Complete Choral Music Vol 1

Podcast: The Choral Music of Julian Wachner

A feature interview with American choral composer Julian Wachner, to go with the release of the first Naxos CD of his choral music, part of the Naxos American Classics series. Besides his work as a composer, he is also Music … Read More →


ADAMO Late Victorians

Podcast: Mark Adamo’s Late Victorians

A podcast feature about Late Victorians, a new Naxos CD featuring the world premiere recordings of four works by American composer Mark Adamo, who is also the interview guest in this podcast. This CD features Alcott Music, a suite from … Read More →


SCHUMAN Symphony No 6

Podcast: William Schuman – Prayer in a Time of War

When he graduated from high school, William Schuman enrolled in New York University with every intention of doing a commerce degree. Then his sister took him to a New York Philharmonic concert conducted by Arturo Toscanini. That very night, he … Read More →


DAUGHERTY Fire and Blood

Podcast: Michael Daugherty’s Fire and Blood

Composer Michael Daugherty was the composer-in-residence for four years at the Detroit Symphony, and composed all of the music on this CD for that orchestra. The title work was inspired by the giant murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts … Read More →