Heard it all before?

April 26 is World Intellectual Property Day, a good moment to reflect on the issue of people pinching musical ideas from other composers. Whilst imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, plagiarism isn’t. On the whole, however, classical musicians … Read More →


Monumental sounds

Although composers have often painted the atmospheres of exotic countries, the drama of historical events and the narrative of colourful stories into their works, a few of us in the Naxos office were left struggling to find examples that take … Read More →

SYNERGY - Music for Wind Band

Podcast: Synergy – with the Columbus State University Wind Ensemble

A spotlight look at the new Columbus State University Wind Ensemble‘s new CD – a CD that brings together an outstanding band, conductor Robert Rumbelow, and three great soloists: Clarinettists John Yeh and Teresa Reilly, and percussionist Molly Yeh. This … Read More →

DAUGHERTY Metropolis Symphony

Podcast: Michael Daugherty’s Metropolis Symphony

The inspiration for Michael Daugherty‘s Metropolis Symphony can be traced all the way back to his youth, as he watched on television as the caped superhero rescued humanity – as especially Lois Lane – from all kinds of deadly situations. … Read More →

Naxos Releases Michael Daugherty’s Metropolis Symphony

Recording features the Nashville Symphony and its new Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero This month the Nashville Symphony releases its latest recording on Naxos American Classics, featuring two works by American composer Michael Daugherty. Scheduled for release on September 29, the … Read More →