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Composer of the Month

In July, Naxos released its recording of Roy Harris’s Symphonies 3 and 4, part of a complete cycle of the composer’s symphonies.  



Roy HARRIS: Symphony No. 3 and No. 4, “Folk Song Symphony”
Colorado Symphony and Chorus, Marin Alsop
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CD of the Month

Toru TAKEMITSU: A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden, etc.
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop
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Roy Harris: Symphonies 3 and 4
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John Tavener: Lament for Jerusalem
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Classical Music Spotlight presents a special interview with Maestro Leonard Slatkin
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William Bolcom's Songs of Innocence and of Experience
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Friday, September 22, 2006
New Glenn Gould Documentary DVD September 26th


On September 26th, the DVD of Glenn Gould Hereafter will arrive in stores. This documentary by Bruno Monsaingeon, a long-time friend of Gould's who also directed the 1974 film Glenn Gould: The Alchemist, opens Glenn Gould Unveiled, A Film Festival on October 20th, part of Lincoln Centerís Great Performers series.

Famously, Gould retired from live performance in 1964 to devote his time to making records and in the film we see Gould expounding on this decision. According to Gould, recording is an "art form with its own laws" that "turns performance into composition" and "frees the listener to participate" in the listening experience in ways that are not possible with live shows.

The film also shows the lengths to which fans go to show their appreciation, from travelling to Toronto to commune with a statue of Gould to tattooing the core motive of Gould's own String Quartet to their back.

To view a clip of Glenn Gould Herafter, visit http://www.ideale-audience.com/glenngould/glenngould.htm