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, May 17, 2006
Avner Dorman Celebrates New CD in New York

Last night, Avner Dorman celebrated the release of his new Naxos CD of piano music at the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York. Hosted by the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the event included a performance of pieces from the disc by Eliran Avni.

Dorman, a native of Israel, is one of his country's most widely performed composers. On April 2nd, the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta premiered his percussion concerto Spices, Perfumes, Toxins with Israeli percussion duo PercaDu. Here in New York, the Jerusalem Quartet performed Dorman's Second String Quartet at the 92nd Street Y on April 29th; in his review of the concert, Allan Kozinn of The New York Times wrote that Dorman "writes in an eclectic, essentially neo-Romantic style that combines striking melodies, free dissonance and occasional effects (tapping on the instruments for example) to create picturesque textures." Dorman is currently completing a doctorate at Juilliard, where he studies with John Corigliano.