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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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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
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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
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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
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
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
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Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops recorded the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky. Although it's a staple of the holiday season, conductor Erich Kunzel ...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2007
  • Length: :18
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Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker is a staple of the holiday season, and conductor Erich Kunzel says the music is that perfect mix of heart and skill. Use ...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2007
  • Length: :18
Caption: Manuel Barrueco
It's not unusual for a well known guitarist to play and record the most famous guitar concerto of all time, the Concierto di Aranjuez by Joaquin Ro...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2009
  • Length: :19
Caption: Vladimir Spivakov, Credit: Valery Plotnikov
It's hard to get through the day without hearing at least one or two ads for car insurance - from the "good hands" people to that little green geck...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2009
  • Length: :23
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Caption: Vladimir Spivakov, Credit: Valery Plotnikov
Mission Statements were once the rage, but you don't hear them talked about much these days. Here's a good one from conductor and violinist Vladim...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2009
  • Length: :23
  • Purchases: 1
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
Caption: Sarah Chang
Practice, attention to detail, thinking, trying out new ideas… more practicing – that's what violinist Sarah Chang does to prepare for a concert. ...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2009
  • Length: :23
Caption: Richard Stoltzman
Reality checks are healthy and provide valuable perspective. But they can also be shocking, surprising and really knock us off our feet. Violinis...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2009
  • Length: :26
Caption: Manuel Barrueco
The innate romantic flavor of music from Spain, Mexico and South America is at the heart of its charm and appeal. But it has been known to tempt p...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2009
  • Length: :23
Caption: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
It's wonderful to have a large circle of friends, but the best friends are those who stand by you – the ones who've "got your back." Pianist Jean-...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2009
  • Length: :18
Caption: Simone Dinnerstein
There really is no such thing as an overnight success. It's a myth, or a misunderstanding at best. Or...is it? On one August day in 2007, pianis...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2009
  • Length: :29
Caption: Bernard Haitink
Conductor Bernard Haitink talks about the musical strength and support he gets when he conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In addition to bei...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2008
  • Length: :22
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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 ...

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  • 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
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If you've ever seen a conductor lead an orchestra, you know it's a very physical profession. Conductor Myung-Whun Chung was surprised to learn whi...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2008
  • Length: :15
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Dvorak's formal musical education included the standard lessons and training, and his skills are clearly evident. But Conductor Myung-Whun Chung s...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2008
  • Length: :23
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Antonin Dvorak's 9th Symphony (the "New World") is at the top of nearly everyone's hit list - and his other big symphonies are not that far behind....

  • Added: Jun 30, 2008
  • Length: :27
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Gustav Mahler was, without question, a gifted melody writer with the ability to get every possible sound and color out of the orchestra. In additi...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2008
  • Length: :32
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Guitarist David Russell has a thing for French music. He likes the freedom. Use this 20 second clip to introduce guitarist David Russell playing ...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2008
  • Length: :20