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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: 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 ...

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  • Added: Nov 30, 2009
  • Length: :20
  • Purchases: 1
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: Angela Cheng, Credit: Lisa Kohler
Pianist Angela Cheng, like many people, has a thing for Mozart -- his symphonies, his piano concertos and his uncanny ability with first drafts. S...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2009
  • Length: :22
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: John Corigliano
Before a new piece of music is played for the first time – before it is judged either a masterpiece or a disaster, it exists in a state of musical ...

  • Added: May 29, 2009
  • Length: :19
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: Simone Dinnerstein
Pianist Simone Dinnerstein's most recent CD begins with the French Suite No. 5 by Bach. Here's her brief translation of the French in the French S...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2009
  • Length: :21
Caption: Helene Grimaud
Pianist Helene Grimaud took a somewhat uncommon approach to Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5. She decided to play one side against the other. Use...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2008
  • Length: :25
Caption: Ivan Fischer, Credit: Courtesy of the Budapest Festival Orchestra
Who knows where inspiration truly comes from? It's different for anyone, but inspiration can strike anytime. Conductor Ivan Fischer says Mahler o...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2008
  • Length: :32
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It's natural to wonder how a composer can write music that touches us in such powerful ways. With Aaron Copland, that question is more specific. ...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2007
  • Length: :34
  • Purchases: 1
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There is ample evidence that composer Aaron Copland wanted his music performed straight, as is, with little added emotion or nuance by the performe...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2007
  • Length: :26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Richard Stoltzman
The "what if" question game is always an interesting game to play. What if Leonard Bernstein had pursued composing over conducting? What would he...

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  • Added: May 01, 2007
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 1
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Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich spent most of his entire creative life worrying about whether his government was going to send him to jail or...

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  • Added: Oct 02, 2006
  • Length: :22
  • Purchases: 2
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Evelyn Glennie may be one of the only full-time percussion soloists, but she reminds us we all have some kind of drum in our past. Use this 21 sec...

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  • Added: Sep 02, 2006
  • Length: :21
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Pascal Roge
Pianist Pascal Roge has fond memories of his student days at the Paris Conservatory. He studied with Marguerite Long, who was one of Debussy's fav...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2009
  • Length: :23
  • Purchases: 1
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The "Nocturne" in Classical Music refers to music for night time. Pianist Alexander Kobrin says that Chopin's Nocturnes explore and illustrate man...

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  • Added: Sep 02, 2006
  • Length: :21
  • Purchases: 2
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Pianist Andre Watts is best known for his command of the most popular and more challenging piano repertoire - sometimes called "warhorses." But he...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2008
  • Length: :29