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27 Mar 2019

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    Sounds Interesting From Mandelay to Tinseltown.

    This podcast from the Naxos Sounds Interesting series documents the musical settings of works by Rudyard Kipling, the English journalist, poet and novelist. The presenter is Richard Kennedy.

  • Posted on 14 Mar 2019

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    Podcast: Agustín Barrios (1885-1944). The Paraguayan paramount of guitar music.

    Raymond Bisha introduces the fifth and final volume in our series of recordings of guitar music by Agustín Barrios, the virtuoso Paraguayan guitarist and composer who was one of the first guitarists to understand the potential of making recordings. Sometimes referred to as ‘the Paganini of the guitar from the jungles of Paraguay’, his music Read More ...

  • Posted on 28 Feb 2019

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    Podcast: Introducing the music of Florence Beatrice Price.

    Born in 1887, Florence Beatrice Price went on to become one of the first prominent African-American composers. Following a move to Chicago in 1927, her career as a composer took off, not least following the award of several prizes intended to support black composers. This success brought her to the attention of the director of Read More ...

  • Posted on 18 Jan 2019

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    Podcast: Liszt’s Transcendental Studies.

    Franz Liszt was one of music history’s first superstars, whose stunning technique and charismatic stage presence facilitated his development of the solo piano concert format. This release puts his 12 Transcendental Studies centre stage, where they share the spotlight with award-winning pianist Boris Giltburg, an emerging superstar in his own right whose pianism clothes Liszt’s Read More ...

  • Posted on 04 Jan 2019

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    Podcast: Romuald Twardowski. A masterly blend of tradition and modernity.

    Romuald Twardowski was born in Lithuania in 1930. He pursued post-graduate studies in Poland before becoming a student of Nadia Boulanger in Paris. The works on this new release, for violin and orchestra, cover a fascinating spectrum of styles. From his Spanish Fantasy, to music written for young performers (not that you’d guess it from the Read More ...

  • Posted on 21 Dec 2018

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