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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.

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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.

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