Special guest: Marin Alsop
Deep cut: Florence Beatrice Price – Symphony No. 1 in E minor
On episode 1.5 we talk to Marin Alsop, one of the top conductors in the world. We discuss her recent Prokofiev recording on Naxos as well as the work she does promoting and encouraging classical music in São Paulo.
Our Deep Cut is Symphony No. 1 in E Minor by Florence Beatrice Price, which upon its premiere in 1933 became the first work by an African-American woman to be performed by a major orchestra.
Episode 1.5 Sponsor – Albany Records
Our sponsor for this episode is Albany Records, based in Albany, New York. They specialize in the music of American composers, especially those who are not as well known as they should be. Their catalog is exceptionally diverse, regularly producing first recordings of works by composers from the wide variety of backgrounds that have made America a melting pot and a land of opportunity. Visit www.albanyrecords.com to explore more than 1300 titles from their catalog.
Purchase links for featured Albany Records releases:.
There are three ways that you can hear the music featured on this episode.
1. Purchase it on Arkiv Music, iTunes, Amazon, or most other online music stores. This has the most benefit for those who made the album happen.
2. Stream it in Naxos Music Library. Your university, public library, or symphony orchestra likely offers it to members. If not, let them know you are interested. NML pays out streaming royalties at a much higher per-stream rate than any other streaming service. We’re talking multiple pennies per stream, not tiny fractions of a cent like other streaming services. They also have a large selection of playlists for further discovery.
Access Naxos Music Library through your institution. There should be a link on their website, usually alongside other online databases or media sites. In most cases you can even google the institution name along with “Naxos Music Library” and it will come right up. It’s a couple steps to find it the first time, but then you can bookmark it for easy access.
You can search for the albums using any related criteria, but the most direct way to find them is by searching for the specific catalog number given to it by the record label. These are:
Also, the players embedded on this page are from NML, and all tracks streamed in these players pay out at the higher NML rates.
3. Stream it in Spotify or Apple Music. Spotify and Apple Music only pay out a tiny fraction of a cent per stream, and they’re not really designed to make classical music easy to find. But if the above two options aren’t available to you, and you want to hear more than is included in the players embedded above, Spotify or Apple Music is the way to go. And if you want to explore further, check out the playlists in either site presented by unCLASSIFIED.com.
Naxos music included in this episode is used courtesy of Naxos Licensing. Visit NaxosLicensing.com to learn more about using music in your project, no matter how big or small.
Image of Marin Alsop created by Grant Leighton.
Our theme music comes from Elisabetta Brusa’s Symphony No. 1: III. Allegro moderato.
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Glissando logo by Jefferson Rodriguez.