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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: 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: 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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Breaking down the barrier between classical music and its audience is a priority for many classical music performers, including the charismatic per...

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  • Added: Mar 02, 2007
  • Length: :26
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Yuja Wang
When pianist Yuja Wang plays the Paganini Variations by Brahms, she gives plenty of attention to the music’s frequent technical challenges. But sh...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :26
Caption: Kim Kashkashian, Credit: courtesy of WGBH
How does one make a sound on an instrument? Violist Kim Kashkashian says it actually has little to do with the instrument itself. Ultimately, she...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2010
  • Length: :22
Caption: Robert Spano
Even before the recent economic challenges, there have been ongoing discussions and blogs about the future of the American symphony orchestra. Wha...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2010
  • Length: :23
Caption: Anna Netrebko, Credit: Annie Leibovitz
Russian soprano Anna Netrebko has a recording of songs by Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. It’s not just a Russian themed disc – it’s more about m...

  • Added: May 25, 2010
  • Length: :18
Caption: Robert Spano
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra operates under a management approach known as “collective leadership.” Conductor Robert Spano is clearly in charge,...

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  • Added: Dec 31, 2009
  • Length: :26
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Herbert Blomstedt
Swedish composer Carl Nielsen offers us a vast range of musical colors and tapestries. The music can be beautiful and entertaining, but conductor ...

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  • Added: Dec 31, 2009
  • Length: :25
  • 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
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
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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
Caption: Thomas Stacy, Credit: Chris Lee
As the long time English horn player with the New York Philharmonic, Thomas Stacy has seen and heard just about everything. From his seat in the o...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2009
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Paavo Järvi, Credit: Photo by Lang Photography
You may have heard the saying, "familiarity breeds contempt." In the classical music world, conductor Paavo Jarvi says familiarity can sometimes b...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2009
  • Length: :25
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sharon Isbin
On her "Journey to the New World" CD, guitarist Sharon Isbin plays both parts on some Renaissance duets, with the help of modern recording technolo...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2009
  • Length: :21
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sharon Isbin
Recording duets with yourself, meaning recording both parts of a duet, is not a new invention. You record the first part, and then record the seco...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2009
  • Length: :24
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: John Corigliano
If you ever enter into a friendly competition over which art form is the most powerful, or holds the greatest potential, you might want to consider...

  • Added: May 29, 2009
  • Length: :27
Caption: Simone Dinnerstein
On a few occasions, pianist Simone Dinnerstein gets herself into trouble on the concert stage. Nothing too serious, but the difficulty usually beg...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2009
  • Length: :25
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When describing Beethoven's astonishing accomplishments as a composer, it's hard to know where to start. Pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy ...

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  • Added: Sep 30, 2008
  • Length: :26
  • Purchases: 1
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Actor and Director Charlie Chaplin wrote all the music for his films, and "Modern Times" (1936) contains his most enduring music, specifically the ...

Bought by WITF, WFCR, and KISU


  • Added: Sep 28, 2006
  • Length: :27
  • Purchases: 3
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Working without a conductor creates both creative and practical challenges for an orchestra: how do you get the music started? For the conductor-...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: :32
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The Canadian Brass knows their way around holiday music – they've made numerous holiday recordings in their 30 plus years. They're the first to ad...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2007
  • Length: :21
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As talented and exceptionally skilled as today's orchestra musicians may be, there are plenty of living composers whose music still presents a chal...

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  • Added: Sep 30, 2007
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1
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Certain pieces of classical music are known to be soothing and even healing for the listener, but it can have similar effects on the composer who a...

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  • Added: Dec 01, 2006
  • Length: :32
  • Purchases: 2