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Caption: Hilary Hahn
Violinist Hilary Hahn is one of many musicians who consider Bach’s music to be timeless. She says Bach’s music “doesn’t necessarily belong in one ...

Bought by KUHF


  • Added: Feb 26, 2010
  • Length: :27
  • Purchases: 1
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Like many composers Michael Torke worries about coming up with the right titles for his music. When he wrote "Javelin," he wondered if the title m...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2007
  • Length: :21
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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...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Mar 02, 2007
  • Length: :26
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Yuja Wang
When pianist Yuja Wang plays the Paganini Variations by Brahms, she gives plenty of attention to the music’s frequent technical challenges. But sh...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :26
Caption: Kim Kashkashian, Credit: courtesy of WGBH
How does one make a sound on an instrument? Violist Kim Kashkashian says it actually has little to do with the instrument itself. Ultimately, she...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2010
  • Length: :22
Caption: Robert Spano
Even before the recent economic challenges, there have been ongoing discussions and blogs about the future of the American symphony orchestra. Wha...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2010
  • Length: :23
Caption: Herbert Blomstedt
Swedish composer Carl Nielsen offers us a vast range of musical colors and tapestries. The music can be beautiful and entertaining, but conductor ...

Bought by WETS


  • Added: Dec 31, 2009
  • Length: :25
  • 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: Sharon Isbin
On her "Journey to the New World" CD, guitarist Sharon Isbin plays both parts on some Renaissance duets, with the help of modern recording technolo...

Bought by KBYU/BYU Radio


  • Added: Jun 27, 2009
  • Length: :21
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Simone Dinnerstein
On a few occasions, pianist Simone Dinnerstein gets herself into trouble on the concert stage. Nothing too serious, but the difficulty usually beg...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2009
  • Length: :25
Caption: Simone Dinnerstein
It's not uncommon for performers to study the historical and theoretical aspects of the music they play. Pianist Simone Dinnerstein knows her hist...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2009
  • Length: :25
Caption: Yefim Bronfman
One of Brahms best known orchestral works is his "Variations on a Theme by Haydn." Although it's best known in its orchestral version, Brahms firs...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2009
  • Length: :21
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Some orchestras stake their reputation and trademark on a certain sound. Others rely on their celebrity conductor. (The Chicago Symphony Orchestr...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2008
  • Length: :34
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The Canadian Brass has dozens of holiday music recordings – in their most recent holiday CD, they continue their tradition of giving some familiar ...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2007
  • Length: :21
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Holiday music recordings are a dime a dozen, with a few exceptions. Some really stand out, but all holiday recordings, with or without creative me...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2007
  • Length: :24
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Choosing a title for a new piece of music can be as tough as writing the very first note. Composer Michael Torke tries to avoid titles that push l...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2007
  • Length: :27
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In the event you may be undergoing surgery in the near future, harpist Yolanda Kondonassis suggests you check to see if your health insurance cover...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Mar 01, 2007
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 2
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We often hear about the healing qualities of music. Percussionist Evelyn Glennie recommends we take it in regular doses. Use this 31 second clip ...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Mar 01, 2007
  • Length: :31
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Joshua Bell
Violinist Joshua Bell's CD "At Home with Friends" includes an appearance by composer and pianist, Sergei Rachmaninoff. Rachmaninoff actually died ...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2009
  • Length: :24