Composer and guitarist Anthony Lanman introduces recent classical music recordings through light commentary, with excerpts from the CDs. It is a springboard for your discovery of music. Discover a whole new world of music! New episodes are released each month. To catch every show, subscribe in iTunes or use the RSS feed. Join the conversation on Facebook.

All the Cool Parts 40: Brad Wells (pt. 2)

On this episode of All the Cool Parts, Anthony chats with return guest Brad Wells, Director of vocal super group Roomful of Teeth. We talk about their new album Render, their present and future projects, and much more. Join us for our in depth discussion of the music and the composers!

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All the Cool Parts 39: Bret Williams

On this episode of All the Cool Parts, we continue our coverage of the Naxos Laureate Series CDs. Anthony is joined by special guest Bret Williams, host of the Classical Guitar Insider Podcast. Join us as we delve into the music of Johannes Moller and talk about guitar, life, Indiana, and paying out the nose for good reviews of your CD.

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All the Cool Parts 38: Clocks in Motion

Join Anthony and his guests, percussion ensemble Clocks in Motion, as they discuss and listen to music from their brand new CD titled “Escape Velocity”. We discuss music by Marc Mellits, Herbert Brun, Filippo Santoro, John Jeffrey Gibbens and Charles Wuorinen. Check out one of the youngest and most dedicated percussion ensembles in the United States right now!

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All the Cool Parts 37: The People United

Join Anthony with his very special guest co-host, SoundNotion’s own David MacDonald, as they discuss and listen to Frederick Rzewski’s monumental set of variations The People United Will Never Be Defeated. Discover one of the most influential and important works for the piano written in the 20th century, performed by the amazing pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin. Then, let us know what you think!

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All the Cool Parts 36: Julie Nesrallah

Join us for our first installment of our new series – understanding opera! We had a fantastically enlightening conversation with Mezzo-Soprano Julie Nesrallah about her signature role of Carmen. Her insights were intensely interesting, and provide the opera newbie with a perspective on the music that few have. Check out Julie’s web site at http://julienesrallah.com.

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