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.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

DCD 015 - Holiday Special, Part 1

This is the first of two special programs featuring music for the holidays. In this podcast, we journey from England to Mexico to Latvia and finally land back home in America. All the selections come from releases available through DCD Records -- and if you listen carefully to the program, you might not hear the sound of reindeer, but you will hear about our special gift to you.

Christmas is my favorite season, and I really enjoyed putting this two-part program together. I hope these selections bring you pleasure.

- Ralph Graves

President, DCD Records

This program we play the following:

Rutter: What Sweeter Music
Good King Wensceslas
St. Clement’s Choir; Peter Richard Conte, music director ; Kenneth Cowan, organ

Garcia: Hermoso amor, Romance a 4
Convivium Musicum Gothenburgense
Sven Berger and Andreas Edlund, conductors
Musica Rediviva

Ritmane: Christ is Born / Kristus ir Dzimis
New York Latvian Concert Choir; National Opera Chamber Orchestra; Andrejs Jansons, conductor

The Holly and the Ivy
O Holy Night
Inner Voices
Laurel Records

Sunday, November 12, 2006

DCD 014 - From the Renaissance to the 20th Century

This program we continue our general survey of the music carried at DCD Records, ranging from the renaissance to the modern age (hence the title of the podcast). In addition to a variety of works from different labels, we also present a selection from the best-selling album at for September, 2006.

- Ralph Graves

President, DCD Records

This program we play the following:

Chopin: Polonnaise in A-flat major, Op. 53 "Heroic"

Howard Karp, piano

de Wert: Noli timere

Rutgers Collegium Musicum; Andrew Kirkman, conductor

Bloch: Scherzo Fantasque for Piano and Orchestra

Micah Yui, pianist; The London Symphony Orchestra; David Amos, conductor
Laurel Records

A selection from the DCD Top of the Charts for September, 2006