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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
Caption: Misha Dichter, Credit: Stefan Cohen
The term “virtuoso” has come to mean many things over the years. These days, it seems to describe someone who can play very, very fast, but not ne...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
  • Length: :28
Caption: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet has a new recording of the Gershwin Piano Concerto. It features the evocative, but rarely heard orchestration by Ferde...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2010
  • Length: :24
Caption: Andrew Litton, Credit: Steve J. Sherman
The challenge to successfully bringing off a virtuoso concerto is as challenging to the conductor as it is to the soloist... well almost as challen...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2009
  • Length: :29
  • Purchases: 1
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Composer Franz Liszt is best known as a composer, virtuoso performer and ladies' man. Pianist Stephen Hough says you could also call him an innova...

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2007
  • Length: :26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Hilary Hahn
Violinist Hilary Hahn's "Voices and Violin" CD offers mostly sacred arias by Bach that include a prominent role for the violin. At times, she conv...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2010
  • Length: :26
Caption: Zuill Bailey, Credit: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
Cellists thank their lucky stars for the wide range of music written for their instrument. The cello is often the composer’s voice for a variety o...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :24
Caption: Hilary Hahn
Although we primarily think of Bach as a composer and the ultimate keyboard player, he also played the violin. Hilary Hahn has been playing Bach t...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2010
  • Length: :27
Caption: Kim Kashkashian, Credit: courtesy of WGBH
Betty Olivero’s Neharót Neharót was composed in 2006 in response to the pain and suffering of the war in Lebanon. It’s written for solo viola, two...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2010
  • Length: :22
Caption: Hilary Hahn
There's a lot going on in Bach – beautiful melodies, complex, and at times conflicting harmonies and intricate rhythms – all happening simultaneous...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2010
  • Length: :26
Caption: Helene Grimaud
There are many good causes to believe in - and work for. And these days, there are just as many ways to make your voice heard. Pianist Helene Gri...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2008
  • Length: :17
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The clarinet was most likely invented by Johann Christoph Denner in 1690. While Denner may have been the inventor, David Shifrin says it was Mozar...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2007
  • Length: :26
Caption: Mark Elder, Credit: Shelia Rock
Brigg Fair is one of the shining musical lights from the composing pen of Frederick Delius. Mark Elder loves his music, but says it needs a little...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
  • Length: :28
Caption: Misha Dichter, Credit: Stefan Cohen
You can make the piano sound loud and thunderous in two ways. There’s the “pounding and banging” school, but that can create a kind of musical mus...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
  • Length: :24
Caption: Leif Ove Andsnes, Credit: Simon Fowler
The thought of playing a Mozart piano concerto is daunting enough. But playing the solo part and conducting the orchestra at the same time seems e...

  • Added: May 29, 2009
  • Length: :25
Caption: Mark Elder, Credit: Shelia Rock
The price of concert tickets can be daunting, but conductor Mark Elder says there’s an even bigger obstacle to the concert going experience. It’s ...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
  • Length: :26
Caption: Mark Elder, Credit: Shelia Rock
One of the things you might notice in recordings conducted by Mark Elder – especially with English music – is tempo. He plays British music faster...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
  • Length: :24
Caption: Mark Elder, Credit: Shelia Rock
Recordings serve as a permanent record, and most musicians only want their best performances preserved for a lifetime. While some seek perfection ...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
  • Length: :19
Caption: Kristjan Järvi, Credit: Peter Rigaud
There are several ways to get to know a composer – the most effective way is to listen, and listen a lot, to the music. But when the composer is s...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :29