DORMAN Concertos

Podcast: Avner Dorman Concertos

American composer Avner Dorman, a protégé of John Corigliano and Zubin Mehta, is emerging as one of the leading composers of his generation. The diverse concertos presented here combine the excitement and spontaneity associated with jazz, baroque, rock and ethnic … Read More →

Lokumbe Dear Mrs Parks

Podcast: Dear Mrs. Parks

Composer Hannibal Lokumbe wrote his piece Dear Mrs. Parks as a series of imaginary letters to civil rights activist Rosa Parks – all set for orchestra, chorus and soloists. In this podcast interview, he talks about the piece, and his … Read More →

ADAMO Late Victorians

Podcast: Mark Adamo’s Late Victorians

A podcast feature about Late Victorians, a new Naxos CD featuring the world premiere recordings of four works by American composer Mark Adamo, who is also the interview guest in this podcast. This CD features Alcott Music, a suite from … Read More →

SCHUMAN Symphony No 6

Podcast: William Schuman – Prayer in a Time of War

When he graduated from high school, William Schuman enrolled in New York University with every intention of doing a commerce degree. Then his sister took him to a New York Philharmonic concert conducted by Arturo Toscanini. That very night, he … Read More →

HUANG RUO To The Four Corners

Podcast: To The Four Corners with Huang Ruo

Huang Ruo was born in Hainan Island, China the same year the Cultural Revolution ended. This allowed him to get a unique kind of musical education as “western” music was again allowed back into China. This experience, along with his … Read More →