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Clarinetist Anthony McGill and flutist Demarre McGill in conversation

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Brothers Anthony and Demarre McGill both have successful careers as orchestral musicians. Anthony McGill is the principal clarinetist with the New York Philharmonic, and Demarre McGill is the principal flutist with the Seattle Symphony.

 

The McGill brothers, along with pianist Michael McHale, have released a new album on the Chicago-based label Cedille. The album is called "Portraits," and it features several world premieres. It’s also the first album the brothers have recorded together.

 

Anthony and Demarre McGill recently spoke with Classical IPR's Amanda Sewell about how they inspired each other while they were growing up, what pieces they found most moving on their new album and what kind of feedback from a composer is most helpful to them as performers. Listen to the entire interview below.

 

 

 

Dr. Amanda Sewell is IPR's music director.