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Caption: Gerard Schwarz
Conductor Gerard Schwarz makes several connections with Mahler's First Symphony, especially the music’s Viennese and Eastern European flavors. He a...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2009
  • Length: :25
Caption: Angela Cheng, Credit: Lisa Kohler
Clara Schumann, wife of Robert Schumann was quite celebrated as a pianist, but she was also a gifted composer. Today, one her biggest fans is piani...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2009
  • Length: :24
Caption: Lorin Maazel
How does a conductor get the orchestra to play for him or her? Conductor Lorin Maazel says that's the wrong question to ask if you want to get a g...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: :23
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Joshua Bell
Violinist Joshua Bell's CD "At Home with Friends" is an eclectic mix of classical music, Blue Grass, Jazz, Indian music and more. In a sense, this...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: :26
Caption: Lorin Maazel
There are coffee breaks, lunch breaks, and at one point in his career, conductor Lorin Maazel found the need to take a Mahler break. Use this 28 s...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: :28
Caption: Joshua Bell
Violinist Joshua Bell has a CD – "At Home with Friends" – where he recaptures the musical get-togethers he hosts in his Manhattan home with friends...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: :22
Caption: Lorin Maazel
What does a conductor really do? It's a long list, but for Lorin Maazel, there one thing that's definitely not on that list. Use this 24 second c...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: :25
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Lorin Maazel
Since leaving the New York Philharmonic in 2009, conductor Lorin Maazel has been as busy as ever, but never too busy to look back at his seven year...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2009
  • Length: :27
  • Purchases: 1
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Pianist Orion Weiss joins cellist Julie Albers for a performance of "Variations on a Paganini Theme" by Piatigorsky. It's a virtuosic showstopper f...

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2006
  • Length: :18
  • Purchases: 2
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It's not enough to just play the notes; a performer takes great efforts to put their own personal stamp on the music they play. Pianist Angela Hew...

  • Added: Feb 29, 2008
  • Length: :23
Caption: Andrew Litton, Credit: Steve J. Sherman
George Gershwin could be called a "What If" composer. "What if" he had lived longer than just 39 years, what more would he have written? And, "Wh...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2009
  • Length: :22
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
The Piano Concerto No. 2 by Liszt basically consists of one short theme that the composer recycles multiple times. While the melody is continually...

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  • Added: Apr 30, 2009
  • Length: :20
  • Purchases: 1
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We know that personal and artistic insecurities often accompanied Tchaikovsky's daily composing activities. Conductor Erich Kunzel says there's pl...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2007
  • Length: :15
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Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops recorded the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky. Although it's a staple of the holiday season, conductor Erich Kunzel ...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2007
  • Length: :18
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Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker is a staple of the holiday season, and conductor Erich Kunzel says the music is that perfect mix of heart and skill. Use ...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2007
  • Length: :18
Caption: Michael Tilson Thomas
Mahler's Symphony No. 8, known as the "Symphony of a Thousand," calls for three choruses, eight vocal soloists and a massive orchestra. Despite th...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2009
  • Length: :26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Michael Tilson Thomas
Mahler's Symphony No. 8, known as the "Symphony of a Thousand," calls for about 350 musicians on stage – a massive orchestra, three choirs and eigh...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2009
  • Length: :27
Caption: Michael Tilson Thomas
More than 350 musicians are heard on the recording of the Mahler Symphony No. 8 with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michael Tils...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2009
  • Length: :30
Caption: Catrin Finch
What do harp players talk about when they get together to gossip and talk shop? If harpist Catrin Finch is any indication, they talk about living ...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2009
  • Length: :27
Caption: Catrin Finch
Up-and-coming performers dream of getting their big break. For harpist Catrin Finch, her big break came with the help of a royal music lover - His...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2009
  • Length: :20
Caption: Catrin Finch
Harpist Catrin recorded the Bach Goldberg Variations. Musical purists will likely raise some type of fuss over the "Goldbergs" being played on the...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2009
  • Length: :25
Caption: Catrin Finch
Bach's Goldberg Variations – now there's a piece of music where we could have a practically endless conversation, starting with the first few notes...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2009
  • Length: :24
Caption: Vadim Repin
Even though online access has brought different parts of the world closer together, there are still distinct continental approaches to playing spec...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2008
  • Length: :24
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Feedback can be helpful, informative or devastating. Musicians constantly receive feedback, invited and uninvited, and some of Jennifer Higdon's h...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2007
  • Length: :18
  • Purchases: 2
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Spanish composer Fernando Sor wrote a ton of music for the guitar. On the surface, they're mostly short, sweet and delightful little pieces. Guit...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2007
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 2