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
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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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Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Bolcom Cleans Up at GRAMMYs

William Bolcom's Songs of Innocence and of Experience on Naxos won three GRAMMYs tonight for Best Classical Album, Best Choral Performance, and Best Classical Contemporary Composition. These are the first GRAMMYs for a Naxos classical recording, so we're mighty proud.

In a phone call yesterday, Bolcom expressed hope that the award would encourage labels to record similar large-scale works. For me, Songs of Innocence and of Experience shows that American classical music can be commercially--and not just critically--successful. It's been great to be part of a recording that has felt like a real cultural event since its release.