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Caption: Mark Elder, Credit: Shelia Rock
Where will we find the next generation of classical music listeners and classical music fans? Conductor Mark Elder says they're in school right no...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2010
  • Length: :25
Caption: John Corigliano
Before a new piece of music is played for the first time – before it is judged either a masterpiece or a disaster, it exists in a state of musical ...

  • Added: May 29, 2009
  • Length: :19
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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 ...

Bought by WETS


  • Added: Sep 30, 2008
  • Length: :26
  • Purchases: 1
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It's hard to describe the magical dialogue that takes place between the strings and the winds at the beginning of the Symphony No. 2 by Sibelius. ...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2008
  • Length: :25
Caption: Ivan Fischer, Credit: Courtesy of the Budapest Festival Orchestra
Who knows where inspiration truly comes from? It's different for anyone, but inspiration can strike anytime. Conductor Ivan Fischer says Mahler o...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2008
  • Length: :32
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March is Bach's birthday month - and while there are plenty of sounds to celebrate, pianist Murray Perahia also likes to celebrate the spirit in th...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2008
  • Length: :21
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Although pianist Murray Perahia plays music that's 2 to 3 hundred years old, he'll be the first to tell you listening to classical music isn't alwa...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2008
  • Length: :22
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On the surface, it may seem like there is a world of difference between Beethoven's lighter, and light hearted Symphony No. 8 and his monumental Sy...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2007
  • Length: :20
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How much do you need to know and understand to enjoy classical music? Olli Mustonen is best known as a pianist, but he also conducts and composes ...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2007
  • Length: :25
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Athletes are often role models, as are some politicians and teachers. And musicians, like pianist Awadagin Pratt, can be considered role models as...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: May 01, 2007
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 1
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The ideal job is one that's also your favorite hobby. Conductor Andrew Litton says making music is both his job and his passion - and both come wi...

Bought by WITF, WFCR, and WBST


  • Added: Sep 28, 2006
  • Length: :27
  • Purchases: 3
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All her life, Evelyn Glennie dreamed of becoming a solo percussionist, with the ardent support of family and friends. When it came time to make he...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Sep 26, 2006
  • Length: :32
  • Purchases: 2
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At the one year anniversary observance of 911, Guitarist Sharon Isbin was invited to perform at Ground Zero during the reading of the names of the ...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Sep 07, 2006
  • Length: :32
  • Purchases: 2
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It's one of those tunes you've heard a hundred times but never really caught the name. Guitarist Sharon Isbin introduces Memories of the Alhambra ...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Sep 07, 2006
  • Length: :35
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Travel can be a demanding part of the musician's life. But pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet says going on the road is one of the best perks to being a ...

Bought by WITF, WFCR, and KBYU/BYU Radio


  • Added: Aug 31, 2006
  • Length: :20
  • Purchases: 3
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