Podcast: An Interview with John Corigliano

An interview with Grammy-winning composer John Corigliano about his monumental piece for wind band, Circus Maximus. In this interview, the composer talks about writing this work, how he approaches composition, and why he especially enjoyed writing music for band. Album … Read More →


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Podcast: Passaggi Featuring The Hartt School Wind Ensemble

A podcast featuring a new CD by The Hartt School Wind Ensemble under director Glen Adsit, along with soloists Ben Toth and Joe Alessi. This CD features works by five contemporary American composers, including a work newly composed for this … Read More →


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Podcast: An Introduction to Vittorio Giannini

Vittorio Giannini is best known to other composers as one of America’s most important composition teachers. Curiously, his own music has been largely forgotten. This episode looks at the the music of Vittorio Giannini. Album details… Catalogue No.: Naxos 8.559352 … Read More →


Podcast: Introducing Bright Sheng

Bright Sheng is equally a Chinese composer and an American composer. He was born in Shanghai, spent the Cultural Revolution years in a remote Chinese province, then studied in the United States, where he now teaches, and is one of … Read More →


Podcast: Leroy Anderson’s Christmas Music

Leroy Anderson was one of America’s finest composers of what is now often called “light music”. He as a master of the memorable melody and the catchy rhythm. Over the years, he composed or arranged many pieces for the holiday … Read More →