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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
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You may have heard of Brahms' several attempts to write his first symphony as he struggled to come out from behind Beethoven's shadow. Conductor Ma...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2008
  • Length: :22
Caption: Lorin Maazel
Some obsessions and compulsions are better than others, and conductor Lorin Maazel admits that at one point in his career, he spent too much time a...

Bought by WXXI, KVLU, KUHF, and KBYU/BYU Radio


  • Added: Oct 29, 2009
  • Length: :29
  • Purchases: 4
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The Violin Concerto by Aram Khachaturian was once very popular and championed by several violin super heroes of the past, including Jascha Heifetz....

  • Added: Dec 31, 2007
  • Length: :20
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You may have heard the story of the young clarinetist who brought Brahms out of retirement to write for the instrument. Fittingly, Brahms' clarine...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2007
  • Length: :28
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This 10 second clip is intended to be used as a "Top of the Hour" Billboard or as an Enhanced Forward Promo. In pianist Orion Weiss' first recordi...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Jan 04, 2007
  • Length: :10
  • Purchases: 2
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
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...

Bought by 'The Sea'


  • Added: Feb 26, 2010
  • Length: :26
  • Purchases: 1
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 ...

Bought by KBYU/BYU Radio


  • Added: Mar 31, 2010
  • Length: :23
  • Purchases: 1
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: 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
Caption: The King's Singers, Credit: Marco Borgreve
Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” is becoming one of the more frequently performed songs of our generation. You may have heard it recently at the Olymp...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :25
Caption: The King's Singers, Credit: Marco Borgreve
It started a few years ago; two legendary choral groups got together to do one of the things they do best: Christmas music. The union of the six ...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :25
Caption: Hilary Hahn
Violinist Hilary Hahn has been playing Bach throughout her career, and her most recent recording is an all-Bach CD. She says you can find many sid...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2010
  • Length: :20
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Each instrument has at least one quality or characteristic that makes it different than the rest. Cellist Lynn Harrell says composers have used th...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Nov 02, 2006
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 2
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In a song or aria, what comes first - the melody or the words? It depends on whom you ask. A singer is almost guaranteed to say it's the words. ...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: Jul 31, 2007
  • Length: :24
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Pascal Rogé
Saint-Saens wrote the Piano Concerto No. 5 while on vacation in Egypt. He incorporated an ancient Egyptian melody within the music, and evokes a M...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :26
Caption: Pascal Rogé
You can take the Frenchman out of France, but you can never take the “French” out of the Frenchman – at least not with pianist Pascal Rogé. And wh...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :24
Caption: Pascal Rogé
Ask 20 musicians why they make music, and you’re likely to get 20 different answers, from the profound, to the mysterious to the matter-of-fact. F...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :28
Caption: Pascal Rogé
Debussy gave one of his best know piano preludes the subtitle, “Veils.” With all due respect, pianist Pascal Rogé says he doesn’t necessarily take...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :25
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Percussionist Evelyn Glennie plays shoeless, but she says it's not to make a fashion or social statement. Use this 30 second clip to introduce any...

Bought by WITF, WEKU, and WFCR


  • Added: Aug 31, 2006
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: James Ehnes
Playing music on stage requires a certain art, craft, musical vision and an equally high level of skill. An attractive stage presence is also impo...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :22
Caption: James Ehnes
Some consider the Violin Concerto by American composer Samuel Barber to be the quintessential American violin concerto. Violinist James Ehnes says...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :19
Caption: James Ehnes
The Violin Concerto by Samuel Barber has some sharp and spiky peaks and crevices. Still, violinist James Ehnes considers it to be one of the more ...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :23
Caption: James Ehnes
Each piece of music contains a certain degree of instruction from the composer as to how they want their music played. Some composers are more spe...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :26