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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
Caption: Richard Stoltzman
Debussy's First Rhapsody for Clarinet began as a contest piece for students at the Paris Conservatory. That explains the presence of the virtuoso ...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2008
  • Length: :26
Caption: The Canadian Brass
When brass players audition for a rare opening in the Canadian Brass, playing the notes is only one part of the process. You've got to show them y...

  • Added: Nov 29, 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
Caption: Misha Dichter, Credit: Stefan Cohen
A regular part of Misha Dichter’s performance schedule includes playing music for two pianos with his wife, Cipa Dichter. The two practically grew...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
  • Length: :23
Caption: Anna Netrebko, Credit: Annie Leibovitz
Got a cold – feel one coming on? Russian soprano Anna Netrebko has an over-the-counter remedy she guarantees every time. Use this 20 second clip t...

  • Added: May 30, 2010
  • Length: :20
Caption: Pascal Roge
Some performers dread hearing their old recordings, or any of their recordings for that matter. Pascal Roge's performances of the Saint-Saens Pian...

Bought by KBYU/BYU Radio


  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: :21
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Hilary Hahn
Violinist Hilary Hahn performed on the Tonight Show in March 2010. Her strategy for playing in front of a huge audience of 100's of thousands is to...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2010
  • Length: :37
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Pascal Roge
All children go through phases and stages. They can be cute, adorable, precocious and obnoxious. Pianist Pascal Roge went through each of these p...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2009
  • Length: :15
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Vadim Repin
It might not have been a "fly on the wall" moment, but it would be interesting to know who spoke first when three leading classical music soloists,...

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  • Added: Nov 30, 2009
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Evelyn Glennie
Percussionist Evelyn Glennie had formal music training all her life, including attending the Royal Academy of Music in London. Still, some of her ...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2009
  • Length: :24
Caption: Joshua Bell
When you think "Tango," you think romance, passion and maybe even a gritty, romantic passion. But violinist Joshua Bell says there's another way t...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: :18
Caption: Sarah Chang
How does the musical life of a child prodigy begin? For Sarah Chang, playing the violin was simply a hobby. Use this 24 second clip to introduce ...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2007
  • Length: :25
  • Purchases: 2
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Overnight success does happen but it's more myth than reality. Violinist Sarah Chang made her debut when she was 8 years old. Her success that ev...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Mar 28, 2007
  • Length: :18
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Thomas Stacy, Credit: Chris Lee
The English horn is a specialty instrument -- a longer, deeper version of the oboe. One of the English horn's best known moments comes with the lo...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2009
  • Length: :23
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Andrew Litton, Credit: Steve J. Sherman
Andrew Litton is not the first, and probably not the last to say his big career break came when he saw Leonard Bernstein conduct for the first time...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2009
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Anne Akiko Meyers
The music by Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla is often charged with romantic and melodramatic urges. When it comes to playing Piazzolla, violi...

  • Added: May 29, 2009
  • Length: :24
Caption: Richard Stoltzman
It's not a "given" that the instrument a famous musician plays today was the very first instrument they played. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma's first instrumen...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2009
  • Length: :20
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Ask any musician what makes their instrument special, and maybe better than any other instrument, and they almost always point to the same characte...

  • Added: Feb 29, 2008
  • Length: :23
Caption: Simone Dinnerstein
Beethoven's last piano sonata contains one of classical music's all-time most shocking moments. Right in the middle of the sonata, without warning...

Bought by MPR News Stations


  • Added: Mar 31, 2009
  • Length: :25
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Rolf Smedvig
The frequent trumpet solos are literally the high point of the Bach Brandenburg Concerto Number 2. Those sky piercing notes may be exciting and gl...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2009
  • Length: :22
Caption: Matt Haimovitz, Credit: Copley
About ten years ago, cellist Matt Haimovitz took the Bach Cello Suites out of the concert hall and started playing them in bars and night clubs. T...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2009
  • Length: :26
Caption: Yefim Bronfman
The Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 is a part of nearly every pianist's concert repertoire, and for many Russian pianists, it's often the first ma...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2009
  • Length: :26
Caption: Vadim Repin
There are a number of ways, all subjective of course, to judge a successful performance of Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 9 "Kreutzer". For violini...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2008
  • Length: :24