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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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Conductor Marin Alsop has recorded most of Brahms' orchestral works during the last few years. Although Brahms' symphonies are epic in both sound ...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2008
  • Length: :19
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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
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: 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: 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: Yuja Wang
The young pianist from China, Yuja Wang is generating considerable excitement for her playing and astounding technical mastery of composers like Ra...

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  • Added: Feb 26, 2010
  • Length: :18
  • Purchases: 1
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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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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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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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: Zuill Bailey, Credit: Lisa Marie Mazzucco
Cellist Zuill Bailey recorded a CD containing the six Suites for Solo Cello by Bach - and recorded them over an eight-day period. That's two CDs, s...

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  • Added: Feb 26, 2010
  • Length: :22
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Chopin is one of pianist Lang Lang's favorite composers - not just for how the music makes him feel, but for how Chopin makes him a better pianist....

  • Added: Nov 01, 2008
  • Length: :23
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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: Joshua Bell
No one's perfect – even virtuosos like violinist Joshua Bell make mistakes on stage. Throughout his career, he's learned to prioritize his flubs a...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2009
  • 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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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...

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

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  • Added: Nov 02, 2006
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 2
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The power of music is so strong for some it takes on religious proportions. That's the case for violinist Joshua Bell. Music IS his religion, whe...

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  • Added: Nov 30, 2006
  • Length: :23
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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