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At the heart of Brahms' first two symphonies, conductor Marin Alsop hears great joy, especially at the end, where both symphonies finish with a tri...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2008
  • Length: :21
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Before becoming the conductor of the Baltimore Symphony and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop held leadership positions with the Long...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2008
  • Length: :24
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Today's movie stars and star athletes have it rough, between the paparazzi, critics, reporters and all the others who sit and judge. It's not a ne...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2008
  • Length: :26
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: Midori
Violinist Midori has two powerful loves in her life: music and children. She leads two foundations that seek to improve the quality of life for c...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
  • Length: :27
Caption: Midori
For most musicians, Bach is more than just music. For violinist Midori, Bach is a way of life. Use this 26 second clip to introduce Midori playin...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
  • Length: :26
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: Yuja Wang
Pianist Yuja Wang has a CD that includes a Theme and Variations and two orchestral works that have been transcribed for piano. But that’s not the ...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2010
  • Length: :21
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: Catrin Finch
One of the beauties of classical music is that some things never go out of style. Use this 24 second clip to introduce harpist Catrin Finch playin...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2009
  • Length: :24
Caption: Sharon Isbin
Guitarist Sharon Isbin jokes that in a former life, she must have lived during the Renaissance era. Music from the 16th century clearly awakens bo...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2009
  • Length: :21
  • Purchases: 1
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Like many composers Michael Torke worries about coming up with the right titles for his music. When he wrote "Javelin," he wondered if the title m...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2007
  • Length: :21
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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: 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
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If you've ever seen violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg play, you know she works hard for the music. And it's that same work ethic that helps her c...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2008
  • Length: :25
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Clarice Assad is a composer, singer, arranger, and her musical arena includes classical music, Jazz and Brazilian Pop. When she was asked to write...

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  • Added: Dec 01, 2006
  • Length: :34
  • Purchases: 2
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There's an old saying that says it's not the destination, but the journey that counts. In the case of the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2, pianist Ema...

  • Added: Feb 29, 2008
  • Length: :26
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
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Every performer has their calling card or label for their style of playing. Some are known for raising the roof with virtuoso flash and fireworks;...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2008
  • Length: :24
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Pianist Andre Watts is well-known for playing the most popular and more challenging piano concertos. When he plays these virtuoso showpieces, he t...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2008
  • Length: :28
Caption: Lynn Harrell, Credit: Christian Steiner
While most musicians genuinely believe their instrument is the closest sounding to the human voice, cellist Lynn Harrell makes a pretty convincing ...

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2010
  • Length: :23
  • Purchases: 1
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: The King's Singers, Credit: Marco Borgreve
Leonard Cohen’s song “Hallelujah,” despite its title, does not necessarily offer a religious point of view. The song includes one section with a s...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :25