SHCHEDRIN Concertos for Orchestra 4 and 5

Podcast: Rodion Shchedrin’s Concertos for Orchestra

Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin spent some of his childhood in the small town of Aleksin, south of Moscow, where his uncle was an Orthodox priest. There, with no radio, television or recorded music, he listened to the townspeople make music … 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 →


Podcast: Towards the Flame – Scriabin’s Mystical Piano Music

Xiayin Wang is establishing herself as one of the “must watch” pianists of the young generation. With a new CD of the music of Alexander Scriabin, and a recital at Alice Tully Hall in New York, there is plenty to … Read More →