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Sunday, August 10, 2008

DCD 050 - Artist-Run Labels

Program #50 of the DCD Classical 'Cast features three artists who've created their own record labels. At one point artist-run labels were considered little more than vanity projects. But with the rise of the Internet, things have changed.

Many artists who, in the past, could have only achieved success signed to a major label, now have quite healthy careers performing and recording on their own.

The three we feature on this podcast -- Mark Gardner, Robert DeGaetano, and Gary Levinson -- make music on their own terms. And classical music's the better for it.

- Ralph

This program we play:

Mark Gardner: "Island" and "Midlife Crises"
Mark Gardner, piano

Bohuslav Martinu: Three Madrigals (Nos. 1 and 2)

Gary Levinson, violin; Cynthia Phelps, viola
Zeus Entertainment

Robert de Gaetano: "Magic Carpet Ride" and "Perspective"
Robert de Gaetano, piano

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