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Pianist Andre Watts is best known for his command of the most popular and more challenging piano repertoire - sometimes called "warhorses." But he...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2008
  • Length: :29
Caption: Danielle de Niese, Credit: hansspeekenbrink-nl
You may have heard about a situation involving a famous soprano who, despite the impeccability of her singing and artistry, was fired by an opera c...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2010
  • Length: :25
Caption: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
There’s been some discussion lately about the future of the symphony orchestra and classical music in general. Although there are some legitimate ...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2010
  • Length: :21
Caption: Hilary Hahn
Violinist Hilary Hahn performed on the Tonight Show in March 2010. The late night show had been in the news lately with a little hosting drama. D...

Bought by KBYU/BYU Radio


  • Added: Jan 13, 2010
  • Length: :22
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Leif Ove Andsnes, Credit: Photo:  Simon Fowler
What do you like about Mozart? There are so many things to like – and choose from. Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes simply likes all the action. Use thi...

Bought by WHRV


  • Added: May 29, 2009
  • Length: :18
  • Purchases: 1
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The idea of a keyboard instrument being a soloist in a concerto is obvious to us today, but in Bach's time, the keyboard usually played politely in...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Mar 01, 2007
  • Length: :20
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: John Corigliano
The middle of the 20th century saw both enormous growth and struggle for new classical music. Part of the struggle, according to composer John Cor...

  • Added: May 29, 2009
  • Length: :24
Caption: Leif Ove Andsnes, Credit: Simon Fowler
One of composer Edvard Grieg's best known works is his Piano Concerto. While Grieg speaks on a mostly grand scale in the concerto, Leif Ove Andsne...

  • Added: May 29, 2009
  • Length: :22
Caption: J.S. Bach
Three Bach playing pianists talk about a possible spiritual presence in music by Bach. Use this 59 second "Mix" for Bach's Birthday (March 21) or ...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2009
  • Length: :44
Caption: Anne-Sophie Mutter
There are many ways to get into the music we love. The pianist Lang Lang imagines characters and scenes from nature; for others, the music inspire...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2008
  • Length: :28
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By all accounts, composer Francis Poulenc was just a normal, average guy. No crazier than the next person. But his music could not be more schizop...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2008
  • Length: :20
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Is there anything more stressful than travel these days? When pianist Anne-Marie McDermott travels cross country to accompany violinists like Nadj...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2008
  • Length: :23
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There are several different, highly varied schools of thought when it comes to playing Bach. Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott prefers the Fred Astaire...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2008
  • Length: :22
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Who knows musicians best? Their accompanist is always a likely source for a good story (or some juicy dirt). They see and hear everything - back ...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2008
  • Length: :24
Caption: Orli Shaham, Credit: Photo by Christian Steiner
Pianist Orli Shaham's most recent recording is an all-Mozart disc she made with her brother Gil. She's played Mozart all of her life, and fittingl...

Bought by WHRV


  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: :27
  • Purchases: 1
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Getting started, whether you're writing a term paper, a novel or a piano concerto, can be tough. But you have to get off to a good start. That's ...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2008
  • Length: :21
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Aaron Copland is called the "Father of American classical music" for his ability to set American landscapes and the American spirit to music. Befo...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: Jun 20, 2007
  • Length: :23
  • Purchases: 1
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In Classical Music, "Impressionism" means the music of Debussy and Ravel - and light washes of sound and pastel-like colors. Though impressionism ...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: Jun 20, 2007
  • Length: :23
  • Purchases: 1
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Performers like to put their individual stamp on a piece of music, especially in a concerto, where the solo part is the star of the show. Violinis...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: May 01, 2007
  • Length: :23
  • Purchases: 1
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Conductor JoAnn Falletta talks about the mostly positive changes that have taken place in the classical music, particularly the new face and image ...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Dec 25, 2006
  • Length: :39
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Joshua Bell
For your On-Air Fundraising: these pieces have been designed to give stations three options for using and creating a fundraising spot with a major ...

Bought by WFSU, KVNO, and WMNR


  • Added: Jul 27, 2011
  • Length: 02:19
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Gil Shaham
For your On-Air Fundraising: these pieces have been designed to give stations three options for using and creating a fundraising spot with a major ...

Bought by KVNO, WMNR, and Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Jul 27, 2011
  • Length: 02:25
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Hilary Hahn
For your On-Air Fundraising: these pieces have been designed to give stations three options for using and creating a fundraising spot with a major ...

Bought by WFSU, KVNO, WSKG, WMNR, and Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Jul 27, 2011
  • Length: 02:17
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: JoAnn Falletta
For your On-Air Fundraising: these pieces have been designed to give stations three options for using and creating a fundraising spot with a major ...

Bought by KVNO and WMNR


  • Added: Jul 27, 2011
  • Length: 02:12
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Till Fellner, Credit: Fran Kaufman
For your On-Air Fundraising: these pieces have been designed to give stations three options for using and creating a fundraising spot with a major ...

Bought by KVNO, WMNR, and WSKG


  • Added: Jul 27, 2011
  • Length: 02:18
  • Purchases: 3