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VIDEO PODCAST: John Dante Prevedini leads a discussion about Youth Involvement in Classical Music - this specially extended illustrated feature includes contributions from Christopher Morley, Gerald Fenech, Halida Dinova, Patricia Spencer and Roderic Dunnett.
American composer Ricky Ian Gordon was born on 15 May 1956 in Oceanside, NY, and raised on Long Island. After studying composition at Carnegie Mellon University, he settled in New York City, emerging as a writer of vocal music which spans art song, opera and musical theatre. His songs have been performed and or recorded by Renee Fleming, Dawn Upshaw, Audra MacDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, the late Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Frederica Von Stade, Andrea Marcovicci, Harolyn Blackwell and Betty Buckley.
Further information at www.rickyiangordon.com
Profile. Heart and Empathy - Ron Bierman talks to Frederica von Stade, who is in San Diego to perform in Jake Heggie's 'Three Decembers'
CD Spotlight. Charming and Lively - Piano music by Ricky Ian Gordon, recommended by Robert Hugill. 'Nauman plays ... consummately ...'
Ensemble. Unmistakably American - William Bolcom's 'A View from the Bridge', heard by Giuseppe Pennisi
Ensemble. A Major Success - Ricky Ian Gordon's 'Orpheus & Euridice', experienced by Maria Nockin
Profile. Hearing the Ideas - Maria Nockin talks to American composer Ricky Ian Gordon
Ensemble. Major Delights - 'La traviata' from San Diego Opera, reviewed by Maria Nockin