The DCD Classical 'Cast is also available as an enhanced podcast. When played through iTunes, the DCD Enhanced Classical 'Cast displays the album art of the works as they play, and provide links to webpages where you can find out more information and purchase the selections.

Monday, February 27, 2006

DCD 002 - Artist-run labels

Our second podcast continues our survey of the independent classical labels we carry. This time, we focus on artist-run labels. In order to have the freedom to make (and record) the music they want to, some artists create their own record labels.

Vanity projects? If these were self-taught amateurs, perhaps. But when the performer is a professional musician who has gone through intense training for a career in classical music — I think not. At their best, self-recorded artists can deliver exciting, deeply personal performances that can't be found anywhere else.

To demonstrate that point, we play the following selections:

DeGaetano: Crystonyx - Robert DeGaetano, piano

Bach: Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 (Adagio and Fuga) - Garrett Fischbach, violin

Beethoven: Romance in F major, Op. 50 - Patricia McCarty, viola; Martin Amlin, piano
(Ashmont Music)

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

DCD 001 - Welcome to DCD Records

Our premier podcast provides a sampling of the independent classical artists and labels carried by DCD Records. This program begins a survey of the labels associated with DCD Records. We play the following selections:
Bach: Allein Gott in der Hőh sie Ehr' BWV 662
James Higdon, organ
(DCD Records)

Gade: Tango–Fantasia
Vieri Bottazzini,flute; Lilian Tonella, piano
(Callisto Records)

Biber: Passacaglia for solo lute
Boris Gaquere, guitar
(VGo Recordings)

Gibbons: Magnificat
Convivium Musicum
(Musica Rediviva)