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A monthly podcast dedicated to the best of independent classical musicians, composers, and labels from around the world. Each episode is typically 3-8 tracks, and includes a brief narrative. The music is always superb.

A monthly podcast dedicated to the best of independent classical musicians, composers, and labels from around the world. Each episode is typically 3-8 tracks, and includes a brief narrative. The music is always superb.
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A monthly podcast dedicated to the best of independent classical musicians, composers, and labels from around the world. Each episode is typically 3-8 tracks, and includes a brief narrative. The music is always superb.

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English


Episodes

Maestro 033: Sonatas for the New Year

1/6/2012
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Happy new year listeners. Welcome to indie classical spotlight. Today’s episode we will be playing several sonata pieces from our classical collection. After 35 years of success the world over, including many award-winning recordings and newly commissioned works, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio continues to dazzle audiences and critics alike with their performances. The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, Joseph Kalichstein, Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson "Trio in B-flat Major, D....

Duration:00:35:09

Maestro 032: Holiday Special 2011

12/2/2011
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Happy Holidays listeners! To observe the holiday season, we will be playing 6 holiday tracks from our classical collection. The London Fox Players "Deck The Halls" (mp3) from "Christmas - Woodwind" (Classic Fox Records) Buy at Amazon MP3 More On This Album Parthenia / A Consort of Viols "Pavans, Galliards, Almains and other short Aeirs" (mp3) from "As It Fell on a Holie Eve - Music for an Elizabethan Christmas" (MSR Classics) More On This Album Stile Antico "Ave Maria"...

Duration:00:11:43

Maestro 031: CORO 10 Year Anniversary

11/3/2011
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This month we have a very exciting feature. We will be celebrating the 10th year of the recording label CORO which was established in 2001. Bringing together live concerts and recording plans has allowed The Sixteen to develop a glittering catalogue which now boasts over ninety releases, spanning six hundred years of sacred choral music from the earliest plainsong through to contemporary composers such as James MacMillan. The back-catalogue contains some of the most magnificent choral...

Duration:00:29:10

Maestro 030: Bridge Records 30th Anniversary

10/6/2011
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Bridge Records was founded in 1981 by the classical guitarist David Starobin, and his wife, the violinist, Becky Starobin. The company celebrates its 30th anniversary with a catalog of more than 400 CD and DVDs, as well as a music publishing arm and an artist management division. Both of the Starobin's children, Robert Starobin and Allegra Starobin, work for the company, as well as a staff of engineers, designers and allied personnel. Bridge now issues between 35 to 40 discs per year,...

Duration:00:50:00

Maestro 029: Beethoven Symphonies

9/14/2011
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Today we will be showcasing some of Beethoven's symphonies, including two tracks from our very special featured release from Avie Records titled "Beethoven: Symphony Nos 6 and 8" performed by Manchester Camerata and Douglas Boyd. Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, Peter Tiboris "Symphony No. 9, Op. 125 in D Minor -1895 Gustav Mahler Edition: III. Adagio molto e cantabile" (mp3) from "Beethoven's 9th Symphony: 1895 Gustav Mahler Orchestration" (Bridge Records, Inc.) Buy at Amazon MP3 More...

Duration:00:50:00

Maestro 028: Romantic Period Pieces

8/8/2011
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This month on Maestro Independent Classical Spotlight we have a selection of four Romantic Period pieces from our classical collection. Amber Yiu Hsuan Liao "Piano Sonata No.18 in E-flat major, Op.31, No.3" (mp3) from "Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.18; Granados: Goyescas; Schumann: Humoreske" (MSR Classics) Buy at iTunes Music Store More On This Album The three pieces in this recording were all written during difficult times in the lives of their composers. Beethoven composed the...

Duration:00:33:20

Maestro 027: Opera Works & Songs

7/7/2011
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Today's episode will be centered around Opera Works & Songs from our classical collection. We have 4 pieces for you today, and we will end with a piece from our featured release, "Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor." Nicolai Ghiaurov, Sesto Bruscantini, Alfredo Kraus, Gundula Janowitz, Sena Jurinac, Walter Monachesi, Dimitri Petkov, Olivera Miliakovic "Don Giovanni" (mp3) from "Mozart: Don Giovanni" (Opera d'Oro) Buy at Napster Buy at iTunes Music Store Buy at Rhapsody Stream from...

Duration:00:10:48

Maestro 026: Joseph Haydn

6/2/2011
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Welcome to the Maestro Classical Podcast. This is episode number 26 and we are featuring music from Joseph Haydn, with performances by the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra & Andreas Delfs. More information on this episode can be found at www.maestroclassical.com. Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan "Symphony No. 88" from "Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 104, 88,...

Duration:00:33:20

Maestro 025: String Quartets

5/6/2011
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Welcome to Indie Classical Spotlight, where we feature independent classical artists, labels and composers. We have 5 pieces for you today, focusing on String Quartets. We also have a very special feature on the Hagen Quartett’s new anniversary album, “Hagen Quartett 30”. Each is a recent release from our classical collection. For more information please visit www.maestroclassical.com. Potomac String Quartet "String quartet No. 6" (mp3) from "Quincy Porter - String Quartets" (Albany...

Duration:00:19:27

Maestro 024: Spring

4/6/2011
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Welcome to Maestro Independent Classical Spotlight. On this episode we will be playing some pieces to celebrate the arrival of Spring. For more information on this episode, please read below. Carles Cases "Fotos" (mp3) from "Cine Español - vol.1 (Recomposed 6)" (Temps Record) Buy at iTunes Music Store Buy at Amazon MP3 More On This Album It was during the nineties when Cases had more activity in the Panorama of Spanish Cinema. Many of those soundtracks were not edited in that...

Duration:00:18:45

Maestro 023: Choral Works

3/4/2011
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The Sixteen, Harry Christophers from "Monteverdi: Selva morale e spirituale, Vol. 1" (Coro) Buy at iTunes Music Store More On This Album Without doubt, Monteverdi was the greatest of the early baroque European composers. He revolutionized the music of the theater and the church by his dramatic and imaginative use of voices and instruments and by his daring harmonies and rhythms. Next to his Vespers of 1610, the Selva morale e spiritual of 1641 is his most significant and virtuosic...

Duration:00:18:10

Maestro 022: Valentine Special

2/4/2011
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We have a few pieces selected for our Valentines Special. Enjoy and feel the love! Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Orchestra from "Prokofiev: Romeo Juliet" (LSO Live) Buy at Napster Buy at iTunes Music Store Buy at Amazon MP3 More On This Album LSO Live celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2010. The label's first release of the year features Prokofiev's spectacular score for the ballet Romeo Juliet conducted by Valery Gergiev. Romeo Juliet can lay a strong claim to being the greatest ballet...

Maestro 022: Valentine Special

2/4/2011
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We have a few pieces selected for our Valentines Special. Enjoy and feel the love! Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Orchestra from "Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet" (LSO Live) Buy at Napster Buy at iTunes Music Store Buy at Amazon MP3 More On This Album LSO Live celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2010. The label's first release of the year features Prokofiev's spectacular score for the ballet Romeo & Juliet conducted by Valery Gergiev. Romeo & Juliet can lay a strong claim to being the...

Duration:00:27:02

Maestro 021: Grammy Nominations

1/5/2011
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Happy New Year! We want to celebrate the New Year by congratulating our Rightsholder for their Grammy nominations. To view a full listing of Grammy nominee, click here. Below we have what albums received which Grammy nomination. Enjoy the episode! Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Gil Rose, Rinde Eckert, Synergy Vocals, Catch Electric Guitar Quartet "Dreamhouse" from "Steven Mackey: Dreamhouse" (BMOP/sound) Buy at Napster Buy at iTunes Music Store Buy at Amazon MP3 More On This...

Duration:00:21:22

Maestro 020: IODA Favorite Holiday Special

12/2/2010
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In this episode we wanted to celebrate the upcoming holidays with a few of our favorite pieces. We have also included a special sneak peak to Agustin Hadelich's new album, "Echoes of Paris"! We hope you enjoy the music. Everyone have a wonderful holiday and a fantastic New Year! Harry Christophers, The Sixteen "In Dulci Jubilo" from "A Traditional Christmas Carol Collection, Vol. II" (The Sixteen Productions Ltd.) There is such an abundance of festive music available to us that...

Duration:00:23:29

Maestro 019: New World Records

10/28/2010
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New World Records We will be featuring New World Records in today's episode. New World started in 1975; they were given a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation with a mandate to produce a 100-disc anthology of American music. New world continues to preserve neglected music of the past and support the creative future of American music with over 400 recordings, representing up to 700 American composers. Rick Benjamin from "Black Manhattan: Theater and Dance Music of James Reese Europe, Will...

Duration:00:18:53

Maestro 018: London Symphony Orchestra

9/30/2010
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London Symphony Orchestra Today's episode will be a special feature on the London Symphony Orchestra, also known as LSO. LSO is widely regarded to be one of the world's leading orchestras, with over 100 years of performing experience. LSO has performed all across the world and even recorded soundtracks for films, such as Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire. In 2000, LSO launched their own classical label, LSO Live. Since then LSO Live has become one of...

Duration:01:14:19

Maestro 017: harmonia mundi

9/1/2010
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harmonia mundi France harmonia mundi was born in 1958 in Paris. In 1986 the group moved to Arles France, where they are still headquartered today. This group has always been known for their support for independent artist and classical music. Additionally they have been growing recognition for various sections within the publishing business. Olga Kern "Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 58" (mp3) from "Chopin: Piano Sonatas Nos. 2 & 3" (harmonia mundi) Buy at Napster Buy at iTunes Music...

Duration:00:15:36

Maestro Classical 016: Nocturnes for Summer Nights

7/30/2010
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More about Nocturnes Leon Bosch, Sung-Suk Kang "Nocturne" (mp3) from "Virtuoso Double Bass" (Meridian Records) Buy at iTunes Music Store More On This Album The working relationship between Sung-Suk Kang and the distinguished double bass player Leon Bosch goes back to 1982, when both were students at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK. Sung-Suk accompanied Leon during lessons and at scholarship auditions. 'At the end of our courses of study,' Leon remembers,...

Duration:00:26:30

Maestro 015: Composers in 2010 pt. 2

6/23/2010
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Maestro Classical Podcast 015: Composers in 2010 pt. 2 featuring Max Richter, Rachel Grimes and Quartet San Francisco Max Richter "infra 4" (mp3) from "Infra" (Fat Cat Records) More On This Album Originally conceived as a Royal Ballet-commissioned collaboration between composer Max Richter, choreographer Wayne McGregor and artist Julian Opie, Max Richter's gorgeous score to 'infra' is deservedly given life of its own in this album-length release from FatCat's instrumental/orchestral...

Duration:00:10:42