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Episode 1.9 – Hannibal Lokumbe



Special guest: Hannibal Lokumbe

Deep Cut: James Price Johnson – Yamekraw

On episode 1.9 we talk to trumpeter and composer Hannibal Lokumbe, whose compositions tell the stories of ordinary people with the courage and strength to stand up to racism and to fight for social justice. We take a look at two of his oratorios, one inspired by his own family’s history and the other by Mrs. Rosa Parks.

Our Deep Cut is James Price Johnson‘s Yamekraw Rhapsody, composed as a more authentic response to George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.



Episode 1.8 Sponsor – Naxos Licensing

Explore Further

There are three ways that you can hear the music featured on this episode.

1. Purchase it on Arkiv Music, iTunes, Amazon, or most other online music stores. This has the most benefit for those who made the album happen.

Hannibal Lokumbe: Can You Hear God Crying?
(Hannibal Lokumbe; Celebration Choir; Music Liberation Orch.; Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia; Dirk Brosse)


Hannibal Lokumbe: Dear Mrs. Parks
(Hannibal Lokumbe; Detroit Symphony; Thomas Wilkins)


Jazz Nocturne: American Concertos of the Jazz Age
(Hot Springs Music Festival Symphony; Richard Rosenberg)

 

 

2. Stream it in Naxos Music Library. Your university, public library, or symphony orchestra likely offers it to members. If not, let them know you are interested. NML pays out streaming royalties at a much higher per-stream rate than any other streaming service. We’re talking multiple pennies per stream, not tiny fractions of a cent like other streaming services. They also have a large selection of playlists for further discovery.

Access Naxos Music Library through your institution. There should be a link on their website, usually alongside other online databases or media sites. In most cases you can even google the institution name along with “Naxos Music Library” and it will come right up. It’s a couple steps to find it the first time, but then you can bookmark it for easy access.

You can search for the albums using any related criteria, but the most direct way to find them is by searching for the specific catalog number given to it by the record label. These are:

Hannibal Lokumbe: Can You Hear God Crying?
(Hannibal Lokumbe; Celebration Choir; Music Liberation Orch.; Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia; Dirk Brosse)

9.70220

 

 

Hannibal Lokumbe: Dear Mrs. Parks
(Hannibal Lokumbe; Detroit Symphony; Thomas Wilkins)

8.559668

 

 

Jazz Nocturne: American Concertos of the Jazz Age
(Hot Springs Music Festival Symphony; Richard Rosenberg)

8.559647

 

 

Also, the players embedded on this page are from NML, and all tracks streamed in these players pay out at the higher NML rates.

3. Stream it in Spotify or Apple Music. Spotify and Apple Music only pay out a tiny fraction of a cent per stream, and they’re not really designed to make classical music easy to find. But if the above two options aren’t available to you, and you want to hear more than is included in the players embedded above, Spotify or Apple Music is the way to go. And if you want to explore further, check out the playlists in either site presented by unCLASSIFIED.com.

Naxos music included in this episode is used courtesy of Naxos Licensing. Visit NaxosLicensing.com to learn more about using music in your project, no matter how big or small.

Image of Hannibal Lokumbe created by Katryn Conlin.

Our theme music comes from Elisabetta Brusa’s Symphony No. 1: III. Allegro moderato.

NML search: 8.573437


Glissando logo by Jefferson Rodriguez.


Episode 1.8 – Oliver Davis



Special guest: Oliver Davis

Deep Cut: Kurt Atterberg – Suite No. 3

On episode 1.8 we talk to composer Oliver Davis, whose extensive resume of television and film scoring includes the couch gag sequence for an episode of The Simpsons, which you can watch below. He’s also released four highly regarded albums, the most recent of which, Liberty, came out in February 2018.

Our Deep Cut is Kurt Atterberg‘s Suite No. 3, a short set that packs an emotional punch and shows why Atterberg should be considered an important Scandinavian composer of the 20th century.




Episode 1.8 Sponsor – Naxos Licensing

Our sponsor for this episode is Naxos Licensing. NaxosLicensing.com has an ever-expanding catalog of recordings; at last count the number was over three quarters of a million.  And they’ve already done all the work for you in securing the copyright owner’s permission. Simply browse the available recordings to find what you want, answer a few quick questions about your project, and go through check-out. Boom. You’ve got what you need.

At NaxosLicensing.com you can browse the catalog and even upload a video clip to sync with potential purchases before buying. It’s like an audiovisual fitting room. And you won’t spend a ton of money, either; for qualifying projects and term lengths, we’re talking as low as two figures.

Visit NaxosLicensing.com to learn more about using music in your project, no matter how big or small, and to explore just a few of the really cool projects they’ve been a part of.

Below is a small sampler of some of the popular tracks available to you, but you can find bigger, badder samplers at NaxosLicensing.com.



Bonus Playlist: Kurt Atterberg

Just for fun, here’s a playlist of our favorite Kurt Atterberg tracks.



Explore Further

There are three ways that you can hear the music featured on this episode.

1. Purchase it on Arkiv Music, iTunes, Amazon, or most other online music stores. This has the most benefit for those who made the album happen.

Oliver Davis: Liberty
(Royal Philharmonic; Paul Bateman; Huw Watkins; Kerenza Peacock; Katherine Jenkinson)


Nordic Violin Favorites (including Kurt Atterberg: Suite No. 3)
(Thomas Dausgard; Danish National Symphony & Chorus)

 

 

2. Stream it in Naxos Music Library. Your university, public library, or symphony orchestra likely offers it to members. If not, let them know you are interested. NML pays out streaming royalties at a much higher per-stream rate than any other streaming service. We’re talking multiple pennies per stream, not tiny fractions of a cent like other streaming services. They also have a large selection of playlists for further discovery.

Access Naxos Music Library through your institution. There should be a link on their website, usually alongside other online databases or media sites. In most cases you can even google the institution name along with “Naxos Music Library” and it will come right up. It’s a couple steps to find it the first time, but then you can bookmark it for easy access.

You can search for the albums using any related criteria, but the most direct way to find them is by searching for the specific catalog number given to it by the record label. These are:

Oliver Davis: Liberty
(Royal Philharmonic; Paul Bateman; Huw Watkins; Kerenza Peacock; Katherine Jenkinson)

SIGCD522

 

 

Nordic Violin Favorites (including Kurt Atterberg: Suite No. 3)
(Thomas Dausgard; Danish National Symphony & Chorus)

8.572827

 

 

Also, the players embedded on this page are from NML, and all tracks streamed in these players pay out at the higher NML rates.

3. Stream it in Spotify or Apple Music. Spotify and Apple Music only pay out a tiny fraction of a cent per stream, and they’re not really designed to make classical music easy to find. But if the above two options aren’t available to you, and you want to hear more than is included in the players embedded above, Spotify or Apple Music is the way to go. And if you want to explore further, check out the playlists in either site presented by unCLASSIFIED.com.

Naxos music included in this episode is used courtesy of Naxos Licensing. Visit NaxosLicensing.com to learn more about using music in your project, no matter how big or small.

Image of Oliver Davis created by Matt Trent.

Our theme music comes from Elisabetta Brusa’s Symphony No. 1: III. Allegro moderato.

NML search: 8.573437


Glissando logo by Jefferson Rodriguez.


Episode 1.7 – Anna Thorvaldsdottir



Special guest: Anna Thorvaldsdottir

Deep Cut: Rued Langgaard – Music of the Spheres

On episode 1.7 we talk to composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir about her work In the Light of Air, which will be performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble at the upcoming Big Ears Festival. We also discuss the music scene in her homeland of Iceland.

Our Deep Cut is Rued Langgaard‘s Music of the Spheres, a stunning work for orchestra and choir that was about fifty years ahead of its time.




Episode 1.7 Sponsor – Innova Recordings

Our sponsor for this episode is Innova Recordings, founded in 1982 by what is now the American Composers Forum. Innova is based out of St Paul, Minnesota, and they specialize in the music of innovative contemporary composers; in fact, they released the debut album from our guest, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, which is titled Rhizoma. Visit innova.mu to learn more about Innova and their catalog, and also check out the American Composers Forum at composersforum.org.



 

Purchase links for featured Innova Recordings releases:.

American Canvas
(Dolce Suono Trio)

Arkiv Music
Amazon
iTunes

Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Rhizoma
(Caput Ensemble; Justin DeHart; Iceland Symphony; Daniel Bjarnason)

Arkiv Music
Amazon
iTunes

Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble: Return
(Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble; Bill Ryan)

Arkiv Music
Amazon
iTunes

 

Explore Further

There are three ways that you can hear the music featured on this episode.

1. Purchase it on Arkiv Music, iTunes, Amazon, or most other online music stores. This has the most benefit for those who made the album happen.

Anna Thorvaldsdottir: In the Light of Air
(ICE – International Contemporary Ensemble)


Rued Langgaard: Music of the Spheres
(Thomas Dausgard; Danish National Symphony & Chorus)

 

 

2. Stream it in Naxos Music Library. Your university, public library, or symphony orchestra likely offers it to members. If not, let them know you are interested. NML pays out streaming royalties at a much higher per-stream rate than any other streaming service. We’re talking multiple pennies per stream, not tiny fractions of a cent like other streaming services. They also have a large selection of playlists for further discovery.

Access Naxos Music Library through your institution. There should be a link on their website, usually alongside other online databases or media sites. In most cases you can even google the institution name along with “Naxos Music Library” and it will come right up. It’s a couple steps to find it the first time, but then you can bookmark it for easy access.

You can search for the albums using any related criteria, but the most direct way to find them is by searching for the specific catalog number given to it by the record label. These are:

Anna Thorvaldsdottir: In the Light of Air
(ICE – International Contemporary Ensemble)

DSL-92192

 

 

Rued Langgaard: Music of the Spheres
(Thomas Dausgard; Danish National Symphony & Chorus)

6.220535

 

 

Also, the players embedded on this page are from NML, and all tracks streamed in these players pay out at the higher NML rates.

3. Stream it in Spotify or Apple Music. Spotify and Apple Music only pay out a tiny fraction of a cent per stream, and they’re not really designed to make classical music easy to find. But if the above two options aren’t available to you, and you want to hear more than is included in the players embedded above, Spotify or Apple Music is the way to go. And if you want to explore further, check out the playlists in either site presented by unCLASSIFIED.com.

Naxos music included in this episode is used courtesy of Naxos Licensing. Visit NaxosLicensing.com to learn more about using music in your project, no matter how big or small.

Image of Anna Thorvaldsdottir created by Saga Sigurdardottir.

Our theme music comes from Elisabetta Brusa’s Symphony No. 1: III. Allegro moderato.

NML search: 8.573437


Glissando logo by Jefferson Rodriguez.


Episode 1.5 – Marin Alsop




Special guest: Marin Alsop

Deep cut: Florence Beatrice Price – Symphony No. 1 in E minor

On episode 1.5 we talk to Marin Alsop, one of the top conductors in the world. We discuss her recent Prokofiev recording on Naxos as well as the work she does promoting and encouraging classical music in São Paulo.

Our Deep Cut is Symphony No. 1 in E Minor by Florence Beatrice Price, which upon its premiere in 1933 became the first work by an African-American woman to be performed by a major orchestra.

Episode 1.5 Sponsor – Albany Records

Our sponsor for this episode is Albany Records, based in Albany, New York. They specialize in the music of American composers, especially those who are not as well known as they should be. Their catalog is exceptionally diverse, regularly producing first recordings of works by composers from the wide variety of backgrounds that have made America a melting pot and a land of opportunity. Visit www.albanyrecords.com to explore more than 1300 titles from their catalog.

 

Purchase links for featured Albany Records releases:.

Michael Torke: Three Manhattan Bridges
(Joyce Yang; Albany Symphony; David Alan Miller)

Arkiv Music
Amazon
iTunes

Andrea Clearfield: Women of Valor
(Hila Plitman; Rinat Shaham; Tovah Feldshuh; LA Jewish Sym.; Noreen Green)

Arkiv Music
Amazon
iTunes

Aaron Jay Kernis: Simple Songs
(Talise Trevigne; Albany Symphony; David Alan Miller)

Arkiv Music
Amazon
iTunes

 

Explore Further

There are three ways that you can hear the music featured on this episode.

1. Purchase it on Arkiv Music, iTunes, Amazon, or most other online music stores. This has the most benefit for those who made the album happen.

Sergey Prokofiev: Symphony No. 7
(Marin Alsop; São Paulo Symphony Orchestra)


Florence Beatrice Price: Symphony No. 1 in E Minor
(New Black Music Repertory Ensemble; Leslie B. Dunner)

 

 

2. Stream it in Naxos Music Library. Your university, public library, or symphony orchestra likely offers it to members. If not, let them know you are interested. NML pays out streaming royalties at a much higher per-stream rate than any other streaming service. We’re talking multiple pennies per stream, not tiny fractions of a cent like other streaming services. They also have a large selection of playlists for further discovery.

Access Naxos Music Library through your institution. There should be a link on their website, usually alongside other online databases or media sites. In most cases you can even google the institution name along with “Naxos Music Library” and it will come right up. It’s a couple steps to find it the first time, but then you can bookmark it for easy access.

You can search for the albums using any related criteria, but the most direct way to find them is by searching for the specific catalog number given to it by the record label. These are:

Sergey Prokofiev: Symphony No. 7
(Marin Alsop; São Paulo Symphony Orchestra)

8.573620

 

 

Florence Beatrice Price: Symphony No. 1 in E Minor
(New Black Music Repertory Ensemble; Leslie B. Dunner)

TROY1295

 

 

Also, the players embedded on this page are from NML, and all tracks streamed in these players pay out at the higher NML rates.

3. Stream it in Spotify or Apple Music. Spotify and Apple Music only pay out a tiny fraction of a cent per stream, and they’re not really designed to make classical music easy to find. But if the above two options aren’t available to you, and you want to hear more than is included in the players embedded above, Spotify or Apple Music is the way to go. And if you want to explore further, check out the playlists in either site presented by unCLASSIFIED.com.

Naxos music included in this episode is used courtesy of Naxos Licensing. Visit NaxosLicensing.com to learn more about using music in your project, no matter how big or small.

Image of Marin Alsop created by Grant Leighton.

Our theme music comes from Elisabetta Brusa’s Symphony No. 1: III. Allegro moderato.

NML search: 8.573437


Glissando logo by Jefferson Rodriguez.


Episode 1.1 – Jennifer Higdon



 

Special guest: Jennifer Higdon

Deep cut: Grażyna Bacewicz – Violin Concerto No. 3

On our very first episode we talk to American composer Jennifer Higdon about her new release All Things Majestic featuring Giancarlo Guerrero and the Nashville Symphony, along with soloists Roberto Díaz (viola) and James Button (oboe).

Our Deep Cut is Grażyna Bacewicz‘s Violin Concerto No. 3, composed in Poland in 1948.

There are three ways that you can enjoy the music featured on this episode away from this page. 

1. Purchase it on Arkiv Music, iTunes, Amazon, or most other online music stores. This has the most benefit for those who made the album happen.

Jennifer Higdon: All Things Majestic / Viola Concerto / Oboe Concerto

Grażyna Bacewicz: Violin Concertos Nos. 1, 3, and 7

2. Stream it in Naxos Music Library. Your university, public library, or symphony orchestra likely offers it to members. If not, let them know you are interested. NML pays out streaming royalties at a much higher per-stream rate than any other streaming service. We’re talking multiple pennies per stream, not tiny fractions of a cent like other streaming services. They also have a large selection of playlists for further discovery.

Access Naxos Music Library through your institution. There should be a link on their website, usually alongside other online databases or media sites. In most cases you can even google the institution name along with “Naxos Music Library” and it will come right up. It’s a couple steps to find it the first time, but then you can bookmark it for easy access.

You can search for the albums using any related criteria, but the most direct way to find them is by searching for the specific catalog number given to it by the record label. These are:

Jennifer Higdon: All Things Majestic / Viola Concerto / Oboe Concerto

8.559823

 

Grażyna Bacewicz: Violin Concertos Nos. 1, 3, and 7

CHAN10533

 

 

3. Stream it in Spotify or Apple Music. Spotify and Apple Music only pay out a tiny fraction of a cent per stream, and they’re not really designed to make classical music easy to find. But if the above two options aren’t available to you, Spotify or Apple Music is the way to go. And if you want to explore further, check out the playlists in either site presented by unCLASSIFIED.com.

 

Music included in this episode is used courtesy of Naxos Licensing. Visit NaxosLicensing.com to learn more about using music in your project, no matter how big or small.

Our theme music comes from Elisabetta Brusa’s Symphony No. 1: III. Allegro moderato.

Arkiv Music        iTunes        Amazon

NML search: 8.573437


Glissando logo by Jefferson Rodriguez.