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There are trends and fads even in classical music. One of the trends conductor Marin Alsop finds a bit disturbing involves Brahms. Use this 27 se...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2008
  • Length: :27
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The spoken language of classical music is filled with foreign names and phrases, and even conductors like Marin Alsop find it challenging to be mul...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2008
  • Length: :22
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Use any of these Funder Spot choices during your Classical Music Fundraising programming, and especially before or after playing any performance co...

Bought by KVNO, WMNR, New Hampshire Public Radio, Kansas Public Radio, KUFM - Montana Public Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 9
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Conductor Marin Alsop has recorded most of Brahms' orchestral works during the last few years. Although Brahms' symphonies are epic in both sound ...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2008
  • Length: :19
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At the heart of Brahms' first two symphonies, conductor Marin Alsop hears great joy, especially at the end, where both symphonies finish with a tri...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2008
  • Length: :21
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Before becoming the conductor of the Baltimore Symphony and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop held leadership positions with the Long...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2008
  • Length: :24
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You may have heard of Brahms' several attempts to write his first symphony as he struggled to come out from behind Beethoven's shadow. Conductor Ma...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2008
  • Length: :22
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Today's movie stars and star athletes have it rough, between the paparazzi, critics, reporters and all the others who sit and judge. It's not a ne...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2008
  • Length: :26
Caption: Hilary Hahn
Violinist Hilary Hahn is one of many musicians who consider Bach’s music to be timeless. She says Bach’s music “doesn’t necessarily belong in one ...

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  • Added: Feb 26, 2010
  • Length: :27
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Midori
Violinist Midori has two powerful loves in her life: music and children. She leads two foundations that seek to improve the quality of life for c...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
  • Length: :27
Caption: Midori
For most musicians, Bach is more than just music. For violinist Midori, Bach is a way of life. Use this 26 second clip to introduce Midori playin...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
  • Length: :26
Caption: Midori
Violinist Midori is celebrating her 28th year of music making – and one of her recent projects includes playing more contemporary music. Playing n...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
  • Length: :21
Caption: Zuill Bailey, Credit: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
The Nocturne by Tchaikovsky lives at the intersection of melancholy and beauty – you can hear and feel both. And for cellist Zuill Bailey, it’s mu...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :24
Caption: Yuja Wang
Pianist Yuja Wang has a CD that includes a Theme and Variations and two orchestral works that have been transcribed for piano. But that’s not the ...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2010
  • Length: :21
Caption: Piotr Anderszewski
Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski champions two composers from his country – Frederic Chopin and Karol Szymanowski. Like Chopin, Szymanowski’s mus...

  • Added: May 30, 2010
  • Length: :22
Caption: Semyon Bychkov
The “Symphonic Dances for Orchestra” is one of the best known works Rachmaninoff wrote after a long and punishing creative drought. The Dances rep...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2010
  • Length: :25
Caption: Simone Dinnerstein
When Bach asks the keyboard player to play fast, pianist Simone Dinnerstein responds with bright, even snappy tempos. She also remembers to come u...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2010
  • Length: :26
Caption: Yuja Wang
The young pianist from China, Yuja Wang is generating considerable excitement for her playing and astounding technical mastery of composers like Ra...

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  • Added: Feb 26, 2010
  • Length: :18
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Lorin Maazel
There's musical fluff that lasts a moment and then quickly disappears into the air, and then there's music that is mistaken for fluff. In that las...

Bought by KBYU/BYU Radio


  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: :20
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Lorin Maazel
Some obsessions and compulsions are better than others, and conductor Lorin Maazel admits that at one point in his career, he spent too much time a...

Bought by WXXI, KVLU, KUHF, and KBYU/BYU Radio


  • Added: Oct 29, 2009
  • Length: :29
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Catrin Finch
One of the beauties of classical music is that some things never go out of style. Use this 24 second clip to introduce harpist Catrin Finch playin...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2009
  • Length: :24
Caption: Sharon Isbin
Guitarist Sharon Isbin jokes that in a former life, she must have lived during the Renaissance era. Music from the 16th century clearly awakens bo...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2009
  • Length: :21
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Paavo Järvi, Credit: Photo by Lang Photography
"Authenticity" became the buzz word for playing Baroque music in the 80's and 90's and the "Authentic Instrument" movement changed the way we now p...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2009
  • Length: :26
  • Purchases: 1
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The Violin Concerto by Aram Khachaturian was once very popular and championed by several violin super heroes of the past, including Jascha Heifetz....

  • Added: Dec 31, 2007
  • Length: :20
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You may have heard the story of the young clarinetist who brought Brahms out of retirement to write for the instrument. Fittingly, Brahms' clarine...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2007
  • Length: :28