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Episode 1.6 – Cristina Spinei




Special guest: Cristina Spinei

Feature: ALIAS Chamber Ensemble – Hilos

On episode 1.6 we talk to Cristina Spinei, a rising composer who makes her home in Nashville, Tennessee. We discuss her album Music For Dance, her Blind Ear Music project, and the classical scene in Music City.

In place of a Deep Cut, we’re featuring a Grammy-nominated recording by Nashville’s ALIAS Chamber Ensemble of Gabriela Lena Frank‘s Hilos for piano, clarinet, violin, and cello.

The Arts in Nashville

Within the episode, we reference a number of fantastic arts ensembles and organizations that proudly call Music City home. We encourage you to learn more about them, and if you’re in Nashville, take the opportunity to support them and attend their events.

Nashville Symphony Orchestra

ALIAS Chamber Ensemble

Intersection (new music ensemble)

Chatterbird (new music ensemble)

Nashville Opera

abrasiveMedia (arts organization)

FALL (aerial dance ensemble)

Explore Further

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.

Cristina Spinei: Music for Dance
(Voxare String Quartet; Pala Garcia; Joan Plana; Amanda Verner; Aleisha Verner; Colleen Phelps; Sari De Leon Reist)


Gabriela Lena Frank: Hilos
(Gabriela Lena Frank; ALIAS Chamber Ensemble)

 

 

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:

Cristina Spinei: Music for Dance
(Voxare String Quartet; Pala Garcia; Joan Plana; Amanda Verner; Aleisha Verner; Colleen Phelps; Sari De Leon Reist)

TOCC0378

 

 

Gabriela Lena Frank: Hilos
(Gabriela Lena Frank; ALIAS Chamber Ensemble)

8.559645

 

 

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 Cristina Spinei created by Gina Binkley.

Our theme music comes from Elisabetta Brusa’s Symphony No. 1: III. Allegro moderato.

NML search: 8.573437


Glissando logo by Jefferson Rodriguez.


Episode 1.5 – Marin Alsop




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:.

Michael Torke: Three Manhattan Bridges
(Joyce Yang; Albany Symphony; David Alan Miller)

Arkiv Music
Amazon
iTunes

Andrea Clearfield: Women of Valor
(Hila Plitman; Rinat Shaham; Tovah Feldshuh; LA Jewish Sym.; Noreen Green)

Arkiv Music
Amazon
iTunes

Aaron Jay Kernis: Simple Songs
(Talise Trevigne; Albany Symphony; David Alan Miller)

Arkiv Music
Amazon
iTunes

 

Explore Further

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.

Sergey Prokofiev: Symphony No. 7
(Marin Alsop; São Paulo Symphony Orchestra)


Florence Beatrice Price: Symphony No. 1 in E Minor
(New Black Music Repertory Ensemble; Leslie B. Dunner)

 

 

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:

Sergey Prokofiev: Symphony No. 7
(Marin Alsop; São Paulo Symphony Orchestra)

8.573620

 

 

Florence Beatrice Price: Symphony No. 1 in E Minor
(New Black Music Repertory Ensemble; Leslie B. Dunner)

TROY1295

 

 

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.

NML search: 8.573437


Glissando logo by Jefferson Rodriguez.


Episode 1.4 – Boris Giltburg



Special guest: Boris Giltburg

Deep cut: Dora Pejačević – Piano Concerto in G Minor

On episode 1.4 we talk to pianist Boris Giltburg about his newest release on Naxos Records, a recording of Rachmaninov‘s Piano Concerto No. 2, and about what it’s like to be a top-level pianist.

Our Deep Cut is the Piano Concerto in G Minor by Croatia’s Dora Pejačević, composed in 1913.

Episode 1.4 Sponsor – Profil / Haenssler Classics

Our episode sponsor is Profil Medien GmbH, home to two of Germany’s finest classical labels, Haenssler Classics and Profil Edition Guenter Haenssler. They present music from across the classical spectrum, including well-regarded performances of repertoire classics and important presentations of rare or undiscovered works. Check out the exclusive playlist below, and visit www.haensslerprofil.de to explore their impressive catalog.



Purchase links for featured Profil / Haenssler Classics releases:

Anton Urspruch: Piano Music (Ana-Marija Markovina)

Preorder: HaensslerProfil.de

 

 

Alexei Stanchinsky: Piano Music (Ekaterina Derzhavina)

Amazon

Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas (Gerhard Oppitz)

Arkiv Music

Amazon

 

Explore Further

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.

Sergey Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Boris Giltburg)

Dora Pejačević: Piano Concerto in G Minor

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:

Sergey Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Boris Giltburg)

8.573629

 

 

Dora Pejačević: Piano Concerto in G Minor

777916-2

 

 

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 Boris Giltburg created by Sasha Gusov.

Our theme music comes from Elisabetta Brusa’s Symphony No. 1: III. Allegro moderato.

Arkiv Music        iTunes        Amazon

NML search: 8.573437


Glissando logo by Jefferson Rodriguez.


Episode 1.3 – Christopher D. Lewis



Special guest: Christopher D. Lewis

Deep cut: Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre – Judith

On episode 1.3 we talk to Welsh harpsichordist Christopher D. Lewis about his love for the instrument, and about his recordings on Naxos Records. His latest release of works by Vincent Persichetti can be heard HERE.

Our Deep Cut is a cantata for soprano, violin, and continuo by French composer Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, which was published in 1708.

Episode 1.3 Sponsor – Tactus Records

Our episode sponsor is Tactus Records, a label from Italy that specializes in music by Italian composers from the Renaissance and Baroque Eras. Check out the exclusive playlist below, and visit www.tactus.it to explore their impressive catalog. And like them on Facebook!

Purchase links for featured Tactus releases:.

Andrea Antico: Frottole Intabulate

 Girolamo Frescobaldi: Il Primo Libro di Capricci

Amazon

Biagio Marini: Madrigali e Symfonie, Op. 2

Arkiv Music

 

Giuseppe Tartini: Concerti per Flauto / Sonate

Explore Further

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.

Christopher D. Lewis’s four Naxos releases

Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre: Judith

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:

Christopher D. Lewis’s four Naxos releases

8.559843 (Persichetti); 8.573146 (Glass/Rutter/Françaix)

8.573364 (Poulenc & more); 8.573668 (British music)

 

Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre: Judith

CRC2670

 

 

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 Christopher D. Lewis created by Drew Kelly Photography.

The recording of Jacquet de la Guerre’s Judith was used with the kind permission of Centaur Records.

Our theme music comes from Elisabetta Brusa’s Symphony No. 1: III. Allegro moderato.

Arkiv Music        iTunes        Amazon

NML search: 8.573437


Glissando logo by Jefferson Rodriguez.


Episode 1.2 – Steven Fox



Special guest: Steven Fox

Deep cuts: Jón Leifs – Requiem; Erfiljóð

On our second episode we talk to American conductor Steven Fox about his recent recording of Maximilian Steinberg‘s Passion Week with The Clarion Choir from New York City.

Our Deep Cuts are two choral works by Icelandic composer Jón Leifs, titled Requiem and Erfiljóð, which were composed in 1947 and 1948.

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.

Maximilian Steinberg: Passion Week

Jón Leifs: Requiem

Amazon

Jón Leifs: Erfiljóð

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:

Maximilian Steinberg: Passion Week

8.573665

 

 

Jón Leifs: Requiem

BIS-CD-1030

 

 

Jón Leifs: Erfiljóð

BIS-2070

 

 

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, 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.

 

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.

 

Our theme music comes from Elisabetta Brusa’s Symphony No. 1: III. Allegro moderato.

Arkiv Music        iTunes        Amazon

NML search: 8.573437


Glissando logo by Jefferson Rodriguez.


Episode 1.1 – Jennifer Higdon



 

Special guest: Jennifer Higdon

Deep cut: Grażyna Bacewicz – Violin Concerto No. 3

On our very first episode we talk to American composer Jennifer Higdon about her new release All Things Majestic featuring Giancarlo Guerrero and the Nashville Symphony, along with soloists Roberto Díaz (viola) and James Button (oboe).

Our Deep Cut is Grażyna Bacewicz‘s Violin Concerto No. 3, composed in Poland in 1948.

There are three ways that you can enjoy the music featured on this episode away from this page. 

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.

Jennifer Higdon: All Things Majestic / Viola Concerto / Oboe Concerto

Grażyna Bacewicz: Violin Concertos Nos. 1, 3, and 7

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:

Jennifer Higdon: All Things Majestic / Viola Concerto / Oboe Concerto

8.559823

 

Grażyna Bacewicz: Violin Concertos Nos. 1, 3, and 7

CHAN10533

 

 

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, 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.

 

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.

Our theme music comes from Elisabetta Brusa’s Symphony No. 1: III. Allegro moderato.

Arkiv Music        iTunes        Amazon

NML search: 8.573437


Glissando logo by Jefferson Rodriguez.