Thursday, April 17, 2014

Newly Uploaded Podcast of Richard Thompson's Interview With Jim Svejda of Classical KUSC-FM

Composer and Pianist Richard Thompson with Jim Svejda of KUSC-FM

Bill Doggett writes:

Announcing the newly uploaded Podcast of client composer, Richard Thompson's Classical KUSC-FM interview broadcast, March 4 2014.

Richard Thompson is a Black/Scottish composer and pianist who writes exquisite and engaging art songs,piano and chamber music in a blended genre of classical music and jazz.... called "Third Stream Music"     

His recent chamber opera, The Mask in The Mirror based on the life and courtship of renown turn of century Black poet, Paul Lawrence Dunbar and feminist social progressive, Alice Ruth Moore is musically exquisite with elements that suggest late Samuel Barber, Paul Bowles and Ned Rorem

The interview begins with the composer's Jazz Vespers transcription of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot and proceeds to insightful conversation with renown Classical Music radio host, Jim Svejda.

Please feel free to download and comment on SoundCloud.

Bill Doggett

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