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We invite you to join Raymond Bisha of Naxos, the world's leading classical music label, in exploring the best of today's classical music. New shows will be available each Tuesday (GMT) that explore the latest releases from Naxos and focus on the performers and composers who make our recordings possible.
||CleanPodcast: Orchestral music by Eugene Zádor (1894-1977)||Born in Hungary in 1894, Eugene Zádor moved to the USA in 1939 and remained there as a naturalised citizen until his death. He left a sizeable catalogue of works that includes more than 120 film scores, 13 operas and a wide variety of concert music.||7/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast: Lindpaintner’s 4-act opera Il vespro siciliano (1843) enjoys a revival.||Peter Joseph von Lindpaintner (1791–1856) was a much admired figure in his day, referred to glowingly by such distinguished musicians as Robert Schumann and Felix Mendelssohn, who acknowledged respectively his gift for composing operas and his skill a||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast: Three American Classics||Raymond Bisha introduces a new release of three American orchestral triumphs in stunning performances by the youthful ranks of the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic under GRAMMY Award-winning conductor David Alan Miller.||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast: Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Cello Concerto. A radiant rediscovery.||The composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco moved from Italy to the US during the turmoil of the Second World War. That he should have been immediately befriended by such musical giants as violinist Jascha Heifetz and cellist Gregor Piatigorsky speaks reams.||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast: ‘Rach 3’. The Mount Everest of piano concertos.||Raymond Bisha helps turn the pages of Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto, following the release of Boris Giltburg’s fine performance of the work with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto.||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast: Robert Schumann’s works for cello||Although storm clouds were starting to gather over Robert Schumann’s mental health in the years 1849–50, it proved a remarkably fertile period for his musical output, not least as reflected in works featuring the cello.||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast: Airs of authority. Concertos for guitar duo.||The combined gifts of the extraordinary Brasil Guitar Duo and two eminent Latin American composers produce a depth of experience and rare musical beauty in two concertos for guitar duo. Cuban composer Leo Brouwer has written ten concertos for guitar,||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast: A final flourish.||The new Naxos edition of Saint-Saëns’ works for piano and orchestra reaches its final volume with a recording of the composer’s Piano Concertos Nos. 4 and 5, works described by soloist Romain Descharmes as “brilliant music that opens doors to a n||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast: Every step of the play. Prokofiev’s score for the ballet Romeo and Juliet.||As was often the case, bringing performances of classical music to fruition in Russia’s Soviet era was more challenging than the actual composition. Responding to a commission from the Bolshoi Ballet in 1935,||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast: 3 new concertos. 1 original composer. Michael Daugherty.||Michael Daugherty is one of today’s leading American composers. Previous Naxos recordings of his works have received no fewer than seven GRAMMY® awards. His latest release features three recently completed concertos, respectively for flute,||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Pacifica Quartet/Elliot Carter
What a treat to gain insight into some deeper considerations of string quartet performance. Great questions, and thoughtful answers. I had never even heard of Elliot Carter, now I'm listening to the whole SQTET No. 5. Thanks for leading me to a cool recording I would have otherwise never checked out.
often very, very interesting.
Often very, very interesting. Discovered by accident and now a favorite podcast of mine. Tell your friends. The interviewer is very personable and fun to listen to. Note that podcasts earlier (up to 10 2008) are still online at Itunes but under a very slightly different podcast name.
When will the ones after November 2009 appear? They are already up on the Naxos site.