The Naxos
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

CD of the Month

Toru TAKEMITSU: A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden, etc.
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop

Roy Harris: Symphonies 3 and 4
Podcast Feed

John Tavener: Lament for Jerusalem
Podcast Feed

Classical Music Spotlight presents a special interview with Maestro Leonard Slatkin
Podcast Feed

William Bolcom's Songs of Innocence and of Experience
Podcast Feed

Friday, October 27, 2006
Elliott Carter, Stravinsky, Boulez Films at MoMA November 4th

On November 4th, the Museum of Modern Art will present documentaries by Dutch filmmaker Frank Scheffer of Elliott Carter, Boulez, and Stravinsky, an all-day event entitled "Music and Film/Film on Music."

All three films are available on DVD in the US as part of the Juxtapositions series of music documentaries, distributed by Naxos of America.

In his work, Scheffer adapts the structure and style of individual works by the composers he features. The Final Chorale, for example, focuses on Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms; Eclat imitates the compositional process of Boulez's famous piece of the same name.

In A Labyrinth of Time, Scheffer uses the energy of New York City, Carter's life-long home, as a metaphor for the composer's approach to temporality.

Following the films, MoMA will present a "docu-concert" programmed by Scheffer of music by Carter interspersed with film clips of the composer. Carter and Scheffer will both attend.