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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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Before Madonna, Brittany and Paris, there was Godowsky. Leopold Godowsky was a piano virtuoso who dazzled audiences around the world in the early ...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Dec 01, 2006
  • Length: :35
  • Purchases: 2
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The French Horn is hard enough to play in its modern-day set up of valves, extra tubing and other gadgetry. But the original French Horn, the Natu...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Nov 02, 2006
  • Length: :34
  • Purchases: 2
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What makes Handel and Handel's Messiah so powerful and magnificent? That may seem like a question with no complete answer or a long list of answer...

Bought by WITF, WFCR, and KWAX


  • Added: Nov 30, 2006
  • Length: :33
  • Purchases: 3
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Riccardo Muti is the new (named May 2008) Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Previously he led the Philadelphia Orchestra and (the)...

  • Added: May 31, 2008
  • Length: :31
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Knowing the story or its inspiration is one way to get inside the music, but conductor Riccardo Muti says there's a more basic approach. Use this ...

  • Added: May 31, 2008
  • Length: :23
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When violinist Hilary Hahn recorded the Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1, she went against a long standing tradition with the concerto. Most violini...

  • Added: May 31, 2008
  • Length: :28
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Pianist Murray Perahia devoted a number of years to only studying and playing Bach. It was a time of great learning and healing in his life as be ...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2007
  • Length: :27
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It's the bane of all musicians whether they play professionally or took lessons as a kid. Practicing, especially those endless and unrewarding sca...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2007
  • Length: :21
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If there were a "supporting musician" category in Mozart's Piano Concertos, it would probably be the wind section, especially the clarinets. When ...

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  • Added: Dec 31, 2007
  • Length: :15
  • Purchases: 1
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Performing music is probably one of the only professions where the longer you play, the better you get - the harder it gets. It's a phenomenon tha...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2007
  • Length: :18
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You don't need to be Russian to play Rachmaninoff, although some well-meaning Russians have been known to make that nationalistic claim. Still, pi...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: Jul 30, 2007
  • Length: :32
  • Purchases: 1
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Carlos Salzedo was an innovative man of the harp. He performed, he taught, he built instruments and composed. As a composer, Yolanda Kondonassis ...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: Jun 26, 2007
  • Length: :31
  • Purchases: 1
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Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 is very well known, primarily because of its Second Movement. Besides the concert hall and CD, you're also likely to...

Bought by WHRV and WITF


  • Added: Jun 26, 2007
  • Length: :26
  • Purchases: 2
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Two of the most frequently used key strokes on the computer are "copy" and "paste." It probably saves us hours of time each week. Pianist Maurizi...

Bought by WHRV and WITF


  • Added: Jun 26, 2007
  • Length: :23
  • Purchases: 2
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Mozart originally conceived many of his Piano Concertos as works he would both play and conduct. Occasionally, pianist Maurizio Pollini performs t...

Bought by WHRV and WITF


  • Added: Jun 26, 2007
  • Length: :33
  • Purchases: 2
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Before Pope John Paul II, Poland's most celebrated national hero was Frederic Chopin. His music was a source of inspiration and comfort for a coun...

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  • Added: Jun 25, 2007
  • Length: :27
  • Purchases: 1
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It's natural to wonder how a composer can write music that touches us in such powerful ways. With Aaron Copland, that question is more specific. ...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2007
  • Length: :34
  • Purchases: 1
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There is ample evidence that composer Aaron Copland wanted his music performed straight, as is, with little added emotion or nuance by the performe...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2007
  • Length: :26
  • Purchases: 1
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Composed while Chopin was still a teenager, Pianist Garrick Ohlsson calls Chopin's Piano Concerto No.2 "as great a masterpiece as anybody has ever ...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Mar 28, 2007
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 2
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In our eternal quest to find a brilliant summary of Mozart's contribution to classical music and the world at large, here is Roy Goodman. The Brit...

Bought by WHRV, Eclectic 89.1 WBCX, WITF, and WFCR


  • Added: Oct 28, 2006
  • Length: :34
  • Purchases: 4
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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 ...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2007
  • Length: :23
  • Purchases: 1