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There are trends and fads even in classical music. One of the trends conductor Marin Alsop finds a bit disturbing involves Brahms. Use this 27 se...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2008
  • Length: :27
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What makes a composer's music resonate with the audience? Composer John Adams offers a starting point to this ultimately unanswerable question. U...

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  • Added: Sep 30, 2007
  • Length: :29
  • Purchases: 2
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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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One person's trash is another person's treasure. Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg readily admits the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto is mostly fluff...

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  • Added: Oct 28, 2006
  • Length: :26
  • Purchases: 2
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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
Caption: Pascal Rogé
Oboe players fuss over their reeds, trumpet players worry about their lips and string players guard their instruments and their bows. Pianists fre...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :17
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
Caption: Jaime Laredo
You’ve probably heard the expression, “Jack of all trades; master of none.” Well, meet Jaime Laredo. He’s universally recognized as a master viol...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :23
Caption: Yuja Wang
In music, and music schools worldwide, the teacher - student relationship can be a somewhat complicated matter. The tradition and traditional view...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2010
  • Length: :19
Caption: Mark O'Connor, Credit: Jim McGuire
Musicians, conductors and orchestras receive both criticism and compliments for their work – it’s all part of the musician’s life. While each is b...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2010
  • Length: :32
Caption: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
With all the wonderful music Gershwin wrote in a short period of time, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet wonders why many people still ask if his music i...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2010
  • Length: :19
Caption: Mark Elder, Credit: Shelia Rock
One thing you might notice in conductor Mark Elder’s recordings of British music is his choice of tempo. By British and recording standards, they ...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2010
  • Length: :27
Caption: Lynn Harrell, Credit: Christian Steiner
In music, and music schools worldwide, the teacher - student relationship can be a somewhat complicated matter. The traditional view is that the s...

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2010
  • Length: :31
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Caption: Yuja Wang
Pianist Yuja Wang plays the monumental – some might even call it “larger than life" – Piano Sonata by Liszt on her debut CD. Historically, the Son...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2010
  • Length: :25
Caption: Charles Dutoit
Everyone has a view on the "youth of today," including conductor Charles Dutoit. When it comes to today's youth, he's not a grouch, but he would l...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2009
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Charles Dutoit
Composer Igor Stravinsky did not necessarily want us to hear or feel emotion in his music. According to conductor Charles Dutoit, Stravinsky was a...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2009
  • Length: :20
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jonathan Biss
The musical heights reached by Beethoven stretch even higher when you consider the enormous physical challenges he overcame, from total deafness to...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2009
  • Length: :25
Caption: Paavo Järvi, Credit: Photo by Lang Photography
Shostakovich is an important part of Paavo Jarvi's repertoire. Although the composer's music often tells the story of Russian history and politics...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2009
  • Length: :25
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The political difficulties that ruled the life of Russian composer, Dmitri Shostakovich were more than just minor aggravations. His refusal to fol...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2008
  • Length: :27
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When conductor Myung-Whun Chung teaches conducting students how to approach and interpret French music, his lesson consists of three words: "live i...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2008
  • Length: :27
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For some musicians, giving concerts, teaching and making recordings is a full time job. Cellist Steven Isserlis wants more. Use this 23 second cl...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2008
  • Length: :23
Caption: Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Credit: Grant Leighton
Schubert's Rondo for Violin and Piano is further proof that when it comes to writing a melody, Franz Schubert was in a small league of his own. Th...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2008
  • Length: :27
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One of the most talked about musicians these days is Dutch violinist Janine Jansen. Riccardo Chailly conducted an early recording of hers that fea...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: :29
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You may know Leopold Stokowski as a conductor and for his role in the Disney classic, Fantasia. He was also an organist on a mission to bring grea...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2008
  • Length: :21
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Robert Schumann is universally recognized as a great pianist and composer of piano music. Cellist Steven Isserlis is a big Schumann fan, and he re...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2008
  • Length: :19