Serebrier Symphony No 1, Double Bass Concerto, Violin Concerto

Podcast: Jose Serebrier’s Symphony No. 1

Jose Serebrier was 16 years old when he wrote his Symphony No. 1, and although he is better known as a conductor, he has been an active composer for more than five decades. This podcast, and this CD, trace his … Read More →

SHCHEDRIN Concertos for Orchestra 4 and 5

Podcast: Rodion Shchedrin’s Concertos for Orchestra

Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin spent some of his childhood in the small town of Aleksin, south of Moscow, where his uncle was an Orthodox priest. There, with no radio, television or recorded music, he listened to the townspeople make music … Read More →

HARRIS Symphonies Nos 5 and 6

Podcast: Marin Alsop talks about Roy Harris Symphonies 5 and 6

Roy Harris, along with colleagues such as Aaron Copland and Roger Sessions, were among the leading American symphonists in the first half of the 20th century. Collectively, they helped to create an “American” symphonic sound. In this podcast, conductor Marin … Read More →


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: An Interview With Jose Serebrier

The fourth and final CD featuring Jose Serebrier and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra performing the transcriptions of conductor Leopold Stokowski. This CD includes the famous transcription of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, plus 16 other classical and baroque … Read More →