Peter Boyer: Rhapsody in Red, White, and Blue
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4d ago
Composer Peter Boyer speaks with Mary Claire Murphy on his celebratory "Rhapsody in Red, White, and Blue," commissioned by pianist Jeffrey Biegel for the centennial of George Gershwin's iconic "Rhapsody in Blue." He and Jeffrey are pursuing an ambitious "Rhapsody National Initiative" to perform the work in each of the 50 US states, and they're already on track for performances with more than 50 orchestras throughout the nation. They've also taken the rhapsody onto the international stage with a new recording by the London Symphony Orchestra ..read more
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Kellen Gray: African American Voices II
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4d ago
American born, Scotland based conductor Kellen Gray chats about the second album in his African American Voices series from Linn Records. Re-teaming with the Scottish National Orchestra, Kellen leads the first commercial recordings of landmark works by Margaret Bonds, Ulysses Kay, and Coleridge Taylor Perkinson ..read more
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William Susman: Quiet Rhythms
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4d ago
In his latest album, William Susman performs selections from his monumental piano series, Quiet Rhythms. The acclaimed pianist/composer speaks with Mary Claire Murphy about the recording, which was captured live at the music venue Spectrum in New York City ..read more
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Miloš Karadaglić: Baroque
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4d ago
Superstar Classical Guitarist Miloš Karadaglić talks about his new album Baroque, and how the music on the album is intimately intertwined with his musical and personal philosophy ..read more
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Brandon Patrick George: Twofold
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4d ago
In this Zoom conversation with WGTE's Mary Claire Murphy, Grammy®-nominated flutist Brandon Patrick George talks about his new album TWOFOLD from In a Circle Records. A pairing of canonical works for solo flute with new compositions, TWOFOLD represents a fascinating dialogue between composers of the past and composers of the present ..read more
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Plínio Fernandes: Bacheando
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4d ago
Plínio Fernandes explores the enduring genius of J.S. Bach in his latest album from Orchid Classics, Bacheando. The Brazilian guitarist joins WGTE's Mary Claire Murphy for a conversation about the recording, which not only contains some Bach favorites, but Brazilian works that are directly influenced by J.S. Bach ..read more
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Carlos Simon: Together
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4d ago
Pianist and composer Carlos Simon grew up in a religious household, surrounded by hymns and a musical culture that has had a profound influence on his own work. Carlos joins us to talk about his album Together, which welcomes stellar performances from violinist Randall Goosby, mezzo J'Nai Bridges, baritone Will Liverman and cellist Seth Parker Woods ..read more
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Rachel Barton Pine and Earl Maneein
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4d ago
Classical violinist Rachel Barton Pine has a secret. Well, not really a secret, especially after her recently-recorded collaboration with heavy metal and hardcore punk composer Earl Maneein. Together, they chat about their album Dependent Arising, which brilliantly pairs the classical/heavy metal violin concerto by Maneein with Dmitri Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 ..read more
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Violinist Randall Goosby: Max Bruch and Florence Price Concertos
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4d ago
Randall Goosby brings his outstanding reputation as a solo violinist and arts advocate for diversity to bear in his second album for Decca Classics, which includes the first commercial recording of two concertos by Florence Price. In this conversation with WGTE's Brad Cresswell, Randall chats about the album - which pairs Price with the well-known concerto by Max Bruch - in both studio and live concert recordings with the Philadelphia Orchestra under conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Visit the artist's website: https://randallgoosby.com/ Visit the Decca page for this album: https://www.deccaclas ..read more
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Maya Beiser: Infinite Bach
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4d ago
Modern music specialist Maya Beiser (cellist, producer, multi-media artist and more) records — for the first time — one of the pinnacles of the cello repertoire, the Bach Solo Cello Suites. But, Maya's rendition has a bit of a twist, in that it's being released with different sound profiles, based on the space where it was recorded (in this case, a barn in the Berkshires of Massachusetts). Maya Beiser joins us to talk about the music found on her new album Infinite Bach ..read more
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