World Premiere Recording of Deems Taylor’s Peter Ibbetson

On July 28, Naxos of America and Seattle Symphony release the world premiere recording of Deems Taylor‘s 1931 opera Peter Ibbetson. Recorded live in Benaroya Hall, this concert performance features Music Director Gerard Schwarz conducting Seattle Symphony, and star tenor … Read More →


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Podcast: An American Romantic – Arthur Foote

Arthur was one of America’s finest Romanic composers, and one of the first completely trained in the United States. His gorgeous melodies and lush orchestrations beg the question: Why isn’t the music performed much more often? In this podcast, conductor … Read More →


Podcast: The Phoenix and the Composer – an Interview with Bright Sheng

Bright Sheng has spent half his life in his homeland China, where he survived the Cultural Revolution by playing piano and percussion in a folk music group on the border with Tibet, and has spent the other half of his … Read More →


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Podcast: Brundibar – an interview with Ela Stein Weissberger

Brundibar was first performed in 1943 in the Terezin concentration camp. Of the 15,000 children who passed through this camp, only 132 survived. This podcast features an interview with Ela Stein Weissberger – one of those who survived, and who … Read More →


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Podcast: Shostakovich – The Execution of Stepan Razin

This disc of music by one of the greatest symphonists of the twentieth century ranges from the rarely heard Five Fragments of 1935, experimental practice runs for the Symphony No. 4, to one of the composers last orchestral works, the … Read More →