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 →


Podcast: Leroy Anderson at 100

To celebrate the centenary of Leroy Anderson’s birth, Naxos has released 3 CDs of his orchestral music, including the many world premiere recordings. This podcast looks at his life, and at this new recording featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted … Read More →

Leroy Anderson featured on NPR

Article and audio features on NPR’s All Things Considered highlighting the 100th Anniversary of Leroy Anderson’s birth:

MPR: New Classical Tracks – Revisiting a master of light music

An article from Minnesota Public Radio by Julie Amacher The Naxos label is marking his centennial by bringing out his complete orchestral music, conducted by no less than Leonard Slatkin… … It’s time to pay tribute to this popular American … Read More →

Naxos celebrates the Leroy Anderson centennial with the release of Leroy Anderson: Orchestral Music, Vol. 3

On June 24-just in time for Leroy Anderson’s 100th birthday-Naxos releases the latest addition to its critically-acclaimed series on the composer: Leroy Anderson Orchestral Music, Volume 3, featuring Leonard Slatkin and the BBC Concert Orchestra (Naxos 8559357). Anderson, who would … Read More →