Bach Transcriptions 2 Released: Final Recording In Series

On January 27, Naxos releases the final recording in a series of orchestral transcriptions (and syntheses) by Leopold Stokowski led by Stokowski’s protégé, the GRAMMY-winning conductor and composer José Serebrier, and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Bach Transcriptions 2 (Naxos 8572050) … Read More →


New in January from Naxos American Classics: Works by John Corigliano and Vittorio Giannini

On January 27, Naxos releases the latest recording by Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy®, and Grawemeyer winner John Corigliano, Symphony No. 3, ‘Circus Maximus’ (Naxos 8559601). Scored for a large concert band encircling the audience, the work is performed here by the … Read More →


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Podcast: Bartok’s The Wooden Prince

A podcast look at Bartok’s ballet score, The Wooden Prince, written in 1912. This ballet is one of only three stage works Bartok composed during this decade before returning to composing music for the concert stage. Album details… Catalogue No.: … Read More →


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Podcast: Elgar’s Sea Pictures

Written for the striking contralto Clara Butt, who gave the work’s premiere in a dress said to resemble a mermaid, Sea Pictures is Elgar’s only song cycle with orchestra. These exquisite miniatures depict the sea in all its guises, peaceful … Read More →


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Podcast: Marin Alsop talks about Toru Takemitsu

Marin Alsop discusses the works of Toru Takemitsu. Regarded as one of the most important composers of the second half of the twentieth century, Toru Takemitsu was the first Japanese composer to gain international status. The works on this disc … Read More →