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Caption: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Numerous stories document the virtuosic piano skills of Franz Liszt. But even in those days, there were conspiracy theorists who suggested Liszt's...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2009
  • Length: :21
Caption: Anna Netrebko, Credit: Annie Leibovitz
Russian soprano Anna Netrebko has a recording of songs by Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. It’s not just a Russian themed disc – it’s more about m...

  • Added: May 25, 2010
  • Length: :18
Caption: Robert Spano
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra operates under a management approach known as “collective leadership.” Conductor Robert Spano says something rare, ...

Bought by KBYU/BYU Radio


  • Added: Dec 31, 2009
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sharon Isbin
Recording duets with yourself, meaning recording both parts of a duet, is not a new invention. You record the first part, and then record the seco...

Bought by KBYU/BYU Radio


  • Added: Jun 27, 2009
  • Length: :24
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
How does a performer choose the music they'll play? First and foremost, performers play the music they love – the music that resonates for them. ...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2009
  • Length: :15
Caption: Ivan Fischer
Dvorak's "New World" Symphony is at the top of nearly everyone's "Hit Parade" - and his other big symphonies and the Cello Concerto are not far beh...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2009
  • Length: :26
Caption: José Serebrier
It's surprising, if not shocking, to learn that Bach's music became pretty much unknown after his death. It was Mendelssohn who resurrected his mu...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2009
  • Length: :23
Caption: José Serebrier
You may have heard that the future of the recording industry is somewhat up in the air as new technologies make it possible to access music in new ...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2009
  • Length: :22
Caption: Julia Fischer
When violinist Julia Fischer performs with other musicians, she likes that opportunity to make personal connections on stage. When she plays the S...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2009
  • Length: :26
Caption: Yefim Bronfman
Pianist Yefim Bronfman performs the solo and concerto repertoire around the world, and he plays music written for two pianos with his Manhattan nei...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2009
  • Length: :23
Caption: Yefim Bronfman
The Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 is a part of nearly every pianist's concert repertoire, and for many Russian pianists, it's often the first ma...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2009
  • Length: :26
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When composer Jennifer Higdon accepts a commission from a performer to write a new piece, she takes a few steps before writing the very first note....

  • Added: Sep 30, 2008
  • Length: :29
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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 ...

Bought by WETS


  • Added: Sep 30, 2008
  • Length: :26
  • Purchases: 1
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The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra performs without a conductor. We know they make it work, but how do they make it work? Long time Orpheus violinist ...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: :23
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Working without a conductor creates both creative and practical challenges for an orchestra: how do you get the music started? For the conductor-...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: :32
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The Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 2 begins quite dramatically with a thick, almost foggy texture. But, in the second movement, pianist Jean-Yves ...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2008
  • Length: :19
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The Canadian Brass knows their way around holiday music – they've made numerous holiday recordings in their 30 plus years. They're the first to ad...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2007
  • Length: :21
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Somebody always falls asleep at a concert. It's been a long day; the concert is at the end of the day. Maybe the performance is a real "yawner." ...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: Jun 26, 2007
  • Length: :29
  • Purchases: 1
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The Piano Concerto No. 5 by Saint-Saens is known as the "Egyptian" Concerto, because it includes a melody from a song Saint-Saens heard while vacat...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2008
  • Length: :25
Caption: Orli Shaham, Credit: Photo by Christian Steiner
Pianist Orli Shaham's most recent recording is an all-Mozart disc she made with her brother Gil. She's played Mozart all of her life, and fittingl...

Bought by WHRV


  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: :27
  • Purchases: 1
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Getting started, whether you're writing a term paper, a novel or a piano concerto, can be tough. But you have to get off to a good start. That's ...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2008
  • Length: :21