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 →


The Mystery of Christmas

Podcast: Christmas 2009 – a special podcast

Join Raymond in a special Christmas podcast as he features three of his favourite Christmas CDs – two new CDs, plus an old favourite. The new CDs featured are A Stephen Chatman Christmas, and Marc Hervieux’s “Le Premiere Noel” while … 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 →


SOUTHERN HARMONY

Podcast: Southern Harmony

In 1835 WIlliam Walker published his songbook Southern Harmony. The title page describes it as a collection of “tunes, hymns, psalms, odes and anthems”. It sold an astonishing 600,000 copies before the US Civil War, and became the inspiration for … Read More →


IN TERRA PAX - A Christmas Anthology

Podcast: In Terra Pax – A Christmas Anthology

Listening to this CD of lush English Christmas carols, it’s hard to believe that in the mid-1600′s, Christmas Day had been outlawed by an act of Parliament, and Christmas carols were forbidden. This was during the time of Oliver Cromwell, … Read More →