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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 ...

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  • Added: Feb 26, 2010
  • Length: :27
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Caption: Paavo Järvi, Credit: Photo by Lang Photography
"Authenticity" became the buzz word for playing Baroque music in the 80's and 90's and the "Authentic Instrument" movement changed the way we now p...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2009
  • Length: :26
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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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The clarinet was most likely invented by Johann Christoph Denner in 1690. While Denner may have been the inventor, David Shifrin says it was Mozar...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2007
  • Length: :26
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: Robert Spano
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra operates under a management approach known as “collective leadership.” Conductor Robert Spano says something rare, ...

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  • Added: Dec 31, 2009
  • Length: :28
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Caption: Lorin Maazel
How does a conductor get the orchestra to play for him or her? Conductor Lorin Maazel says that's the wrong question to ask if you want to get a g...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: :23
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Caption: Thomas Stacy, Credit: Chris Lee
As the long time English horn player with the New York Philharmonic, Thomas Stacy has seen and heard just about everything. From his seat in the o...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2009
  • Length: :28
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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...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2009
  • Length: :21
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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...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2009
  • Length: :24
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Caption: Paavo Järvi, Credit: Photo by Lang Photography
You may have heard the saying, "familiarity breeds contempt." In the classical music world, conductor Paavo Jarvi says familiarity can sometimes b...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2009
  • Length: :25
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Caption: Ivan Fischer
Mahler's Symphony No. 2 is known as the "Resurrection" Symphony. It's a religious work of sorts, but conductor Ivan Fischer says Mahler wasn't rea...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2009
  • Length: :25
Caption: Yefim Bronfman
There are a couple of myths about Russian piano players – one of them is that they only play Russian music. Yefim Bronfman was born in Tashkent, U...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2009
  • Length: :17
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
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
Conductor Arturo Toscanini was known as the poster child for bad behavior on the podium. Fortunately, the days of the yelling, screaming, raging t...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2009
  • Length: :25
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
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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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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(Stephen Hough Received a 2008 Gramophone Award.) The pianist as composer and arranger is a tradition that goes back to Franz Liszt. They often s...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2008
  • Length: :23
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At one time, Hungary was one of the leading cultural centers in the world, much like Paris, Vienna and New York. Hungary was occupied by many diff...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2008
  • Length: :25
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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