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Caption: Semyon Bychkov
The “Symphonic Dances for Orchestra” is one of the best known works Rachmaninoff wrote after a long and punishing creative drought. The Dances rep...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2010
  • Length: :25
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More than a dozen composers have written music based on an engaging melody by Nicolo Paganini. Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini is th...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Mar 28, 2007
  • Length: :29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Andrew Litton, Credit: Steve J. Sherman
The challenge to successfully bringing off a virtuoso concerto is as challenging to the conductor as it is to the soloist... well almost as challen...

Bought by KBYU/BYU Radio


  • Added: Jul 25, 2009
  • Length: :29
  • Purchases: 1
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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
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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...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Nov 30, 2006
  • Length: :23
  • Purchases: 2
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Two of violinist Joshua Bell's most recent recordings are devoted to well-known songs and arias that he arranged for violin and piano and violin an...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: Jul 30, 2007
  • Length: :17
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kristjan Järvi, Credit: Peter Rigaud
The music by the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt* resonates with many people well beyond Estonia. Conductor Kristjan Järvi says the secret to his succ...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :27
Caption: Yuja Wang
After a performer learns the notes and digs deep to find out what’s at the heart of the music, he or she is ready to go on stage. But there’s one ...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :23
Caption: Robert Spano
When asked to write music for the first anniversary of 9-11, composer John Adams wrote a work for orchestra and chorus - and included everyday soun...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2010
  • Length: :23
Caption: Gil Shaham
There’s been some conversation and concern recently about the future of classical music and the future of the symphony orchestra. From the classic...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2010
  • Length: :25
Caption: Mark O'Connor, Credit: Jim McGuire
Composer Mark O’Connor says there’s a “stir fry” element that defines American music. People from different lands stirred their own musical experi...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2010
  • Length: :28
Caption: Mark O'Connor, Credit: Jim McGuire
What makes American music American? Composer and violinist Mark O’Connor tries to tell that story – or history – in his “Appalachia Waltz.” Use th...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2010
  • Length: :33
Caption: Carol Wincenc, Credit: Cori Wells Braun
The “Poem” by Charles Tomlinson Griffes is, in a way, one of the quintessential American works for flute and orchestra. But flutist Carol Wincenc ...

  • Added: May 30, 2010
  • Length: :14
Caption: Piotr Anderszewski
Piotr Anderszewski’s association with Beethoven’s music goes back a long way. It’s a connection he cherishes, but like all relationships, they’ve ...

  • Added: May 25, 2010
  • Length: :25
Caption: Semyon Bychkov
Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff suffered the musical equivalent of writer’s block for three agonizing years. When he finally emerged from his creativ...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2010
  • Length: :22
Caption: Till Fellner
It's not unusual for performers to devote themselves to a short list of composers. Some have even taken a year off to only study and play one comp...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2010
  • Length: :23
Caption: Piotr Anderszewski
Like most of his countrymen and women, Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski is proud of Chopin's Polish connection, but he says Chopin has other conne...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2010
  • Length: 01:13
Caption: Thomas Stacy, Credit: Chris Lee
As the English horn player for the New York Philharmonic, Thomas Stacy says he's been privileged to work with some of the finest conductors from se...

Bought by KBYU/BYU Radio


  • Added: Jul 27, 2009
  • Length: :26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Robert Spano
Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings has become the American anthem for peace and comfort during times of national sadness and loss. Barber also wro...

Bought by WETS


  • Added: Dec 31, 2009
  • Length: :20
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Vadim Repin
Rachmaninoff is known for writing expressive and engaging melodies. That's certainly the case with his Elegiac Trio No. 1. Violinist Vadim Repin ...

Bought by KBYU/BYU Radio


  • Added: Nov 30, 2009
  • Length: :20
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Vadim Repin
Tchaikovsky wrote his piano trio as a memorial tribute to a colleague, friend and mentor – Nicolay Rubinstein. In this musical memorial, violinist...

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  • Added: Nov 30, 2009
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Joshua Bell
Violinist Joshua Bell's CD "At Home with Friends" is an eclectic mix of classical music, Blue Grass, Jazz, Indian music and more. In a sense, this...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: :26
Caption: Joshua Bell
Violinist Joshua Bell has a CD – "At Home with Friends" – where he recaptures the musical get-togethers he hosts in his Manhattan home with friends...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: :22
Caption: Lorin Maazel
Since leaving the New York Philharmonic in 2009, conductor Lorin Maazel has been as busy as ever, but never too busy to look back at his seven year...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2009
  • Length: :27
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
The Piano Concerto No. 2 by Liszt basically consists of one short theme that the composer recycles multiple times. While the melody is continually...

Bought by Northwest Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Apr 30, 2009
  • Length: :20
  • Purchases: 1