Serebrier Symphony No 1, Double Bass Concerto, Violin Concerto

Podcast: Jose Serebrier’s Symphony No. 1

Jose Serebrier was 16 years old when he wrote his Symphony No. 1, and although he is better known as a conductor, he has been an active composer for more than five decades. This podcast, and this CD, trace his … Read More →


Eric Whitacre Choral Music

Podcast: The Elora Festival Singers sing Whitacre

Eric Whitacre is now the unquestioned superstar of American choral composers. Whether he is setting the poetry of Octavio Paz, e.e. cummings, Rumi or the Bible, his marriage of poetry with beauty of sound creates a unique and enchanting sonic … Read More →


WACHNER Complete Choral Music Vol 1

Podcast: The Choral Music of Julian Wachner

A feature interview with American choral composer Julian Wachner, to go with the release of the first Naxos CD of his choral music, part of the Naxos American Classics series. Besides his work as a composer, he is also Music … Read More →


SCHUMAN Symphony No 8

Podcast: Joseph Polisi talks about composer William Schuman

American composer William Schuman, born 100 years ago, was one of the best-known composers of his day. He was also an arts administrator of great skill who was at various times President of The Julliard School and President of Lincoln … Read More →


HARRIS Symphonies Nos 5 and 6

Podcast: Marin Alsop talks about Roy Harris Symphonies 5 and 6

Roy Harris, along with colleagues such as Aaron Copland and Roger Sessions, were among the leading American symphonists in the first half of the 20th century. Collectively, they helped to create an “American” symphonic sound. In this podcast, conductor Marin … Read More →