The announcement of the death of British conductor Sir Colin Davis last month carried with it a reminder of the longevity of many outstanding princes of the podium. Sir Colin was 85 when he died; before him, Otto Klemperer was … 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 →

PUTS Millennium Canons

Podcast: John Lynch Talks Millenium Canons [Extra]

Millenium Canons, the new CD featuring the University of Georgia Wind Ensemble, features a wide range of contemporary American and British band music, including Millenium Canons by Kevin Puts. In this podcast, conductor John Lynch talks about working with contemporary … Read More →


Podcast: Lincoln Portraits

For generations Americans from all walks of life have been inspired by Abraham Lincoln. This includes generations of American composers who have written a long list of works dedicated to or inspired by the history and words of the 16th … Read More →


Podcast: American Music for Cello and Orchestra

William Perry, William Schuman and Virgil Thomson share several important traits. They are all 20th American composers (though Perry is still alive, which makes him a 21st century composer), and all have written works for solo cello and orchestra. This … Read More →