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You've heard the saying "you can't judge a book by its cover." When it comes to Bach, Emerson String Quartet violinist, Eugene Drucker likes to as...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2008
  • Length: :26
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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America is the great melting pot -- it's true. But so is Hungary, which has the historical distinction of being occupied by many different countri...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2008
  • Length: :29
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Antonin Dvorak's 9th Symphony (the "New World") is at the top of nearly everyone's hit list - and his other big symphonies are not that far behind....

  • Added: Jun 30, 2008
  • Length: :27
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Gustav Mahler was, without question, a gifted melody writer with the ability to get every possible sound and color out of the orchestra. In additi...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2008
  • Length: :32
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When pianist Orli Shaham walks on stage to perform, she always says the same two words to her musical partner before playing the first note: "Have...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: :21
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The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra goes conductor-less. Multiple players lead the orchestra in any given piece. When they're joined by a soloist, like...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: :28
Caption: Orli Shaham, Credit: Christian Steiner
Pianist Orli Shaham says Dvorak's music is like a beautiful onion - every time you peel off a layer, or look beyond the surface of the music, you a...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: :25
Caption: Orli Shaham, Credit: Christian Steiner
The trouble with cliches is that they tend to lose meaning after the 15th hearing. So instead of saying Mozart brilliantly practiced the art of "l...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: :25
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As one builds and then maintains a career, there's the hope we'll maintain enough of the passion that initially inspired our career choice. It's n...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2008
  • Length: :22
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March is Bach's birthday month - and while there are plenty of sounds to celebrate, pianist Murray Perahia also likes to celebrate the spirit in th...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2008
  • Length: :21
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Although pianist Murray Perahia plays music that's 2 to 3 hundred years old, he'll be the first to tell you listening to classical music isn't alwa...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2008
  • Length: :22
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On the surface, it may seem like there is a world of difference between Beethoven's lighter, and light hearted Symphony No. 8 and his monumental Sy...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2007
  • Length: :20
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Some composers are influenced by other composers and earlier styles and trends. That was surely the case with Jean Sibelius, but conductor Herbert...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2007
  • Length: :26
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Composer Michael Torke lives and composes in New York. His choice of address and even possibly his writing style can be traced back to an event in...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2007
  • Length: :28
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How much do you need to know and understand to enjoy classical music? Olli Mustonen is best known as a pianist, but he also conducts and composes ...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2007
  • Length: :25
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Athletes are often role models, as are some politicians and teachers. And musicians, like pianist Awadagin Pratt, can be considered role models as...

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  • Added: May 01, 2007
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 1
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Throughout his illustrious, 60-year career, pianist Menahem Pressler has been associated with the biggest names in classical music, from Toscanini ...

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  • Added: Dec 29, 2006
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 2
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Where have all the young people gone? Surprise! Some, at least, are at classical music concerts. That's one encouraging trend pianist Jean-Yves ...

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  • Added: Oct 31, 2006
  • Length: :35
  • Purchases: 2
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The ideal job is one that's also your favorite hobby. Conductor Andrew Litton says making music is both his job and his passion - and both come wi...

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  • Added: Sep 28, 2006
  • Length: :27
  • Purchases: 3
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All her life, Evelyn Glennie dreamed of becoming a solo percussionist, with the ardent support of family and friends. When it came time to make he...

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2006
  • Length: :32
  • Purchases: 2
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At the one year anniversary observance of 911, Guitarist Sharon Isbin was invited to perform at Ground Zero during the reading of the names of the ...

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  • Added: Sep 07, 2006
  • Length: :32
  • Purchases: 2
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It's one of those tunes you've heard a hundred times but never really caught the name. Guitarist Sharon Isbin introduces Memories of the Alhambra ...

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  • Added: Sep 07, 2006
  • Length: :35
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The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra goes conductor-less; they determine their musical interpretations amongst themselves. While that approach is somethi...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: :21
Caption: Julia Fischer
Violinist Julia Fischer's relationship with Bach goes well beyond playing his music in concerts and on recordings. Use this 21 second clip to intr...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2009
  • Length: :21