Whitbourn Luminosity

Podcast: Luminosity – an interview with James Whitbourn

An interview with British composer James Whitbourn about a new Naxos CD of his choral music with Commotio choir, soloists Christopher Gillett, Levine Andrade, Steffan Jones, Andrew Ker, Henry Parkes and special narrator Desmond Tutu, all conducted by Matthew Berry. … 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 →


RACHMANINOV Symphony No 2

Podcast: Leonard Slatkin talks about Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2

Maestro Leonard Slatkin talks about Sergei Rachmaninov‘s music, his Symphony No. 2 in E minor, and his new recording of this piece with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, where he is now Music Director. In this podcast, Leonard Slatkin talks about … 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 →


JS BACH Eternal Fire

Podcast: Eternal Fire – the Choruses of J.S. Bach

On Christmas Day 1999, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, together with the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists, embarked on one of the most remarkable musical projects ever undertaken. The began their “Bach Cantata Pilgrimage” in which they performed all … Read More →