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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
Caption: Yuja Wang
The young pianist from China, Yuja Wang is generating considerable excitement for her playing and astounding technical mastery of composers like Ra...

Bought by KUHF


  • Added: Feb 26, 2010
  • Length: :18
  • Purchases: 1
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...

Bought by KBYU/BYU Radio


  • Added: Jun 27, 2009
  • Length: :26
  • 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: 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
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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: 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: 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: 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 ...

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  • Added: Dec 31, 2009
  • Length: :25
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Robert Spano
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra operates under a management approach known as “collective leadership.” Conductor Robert Spano is clearly in charge,...

Bought by KBYU/BYU Radio and WETS


  • Added: Dec 31, 2009
  • Length: :26
  • Purchases: 2
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
  • 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: Joshua Bell
When you think "Tango," you think romance, passion and maybe even a gritty, romantic passion. But violinist Joshua Bell says there's another way t...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: :18
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Feedback can be helpful, informative or devastating. Musicians constantly receive feedback, invited and uninvited, and some of Jennifer Higdon's h...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Mar 28, 2007
  • Length: :18
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Manuel Barrueco
It's not unusual for a well known guitarist to play and record the most famous guitar concerto of all time, the Concierto di Aranjuez by Joaquin Ro...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2009
  • Length: :19
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
  • Purchases: 1
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
  • Purchases: 1
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
  • 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...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2009
  • Length: :24
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: John Corigliano
If you ever enter into a friendly competition over which art form is the most powerful, or holds the greatest potential, you might want to consider...

  • Added: May 29, 2009
  • Length: :27
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Without question, the beauty and craftsmanship within Brahms "Variations on a Theme by Paganini" are substantial. 2005 Van Cliburn Piano Competiti...

Bought by WITF, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, and WFCR


  • Added: Oct 02, 2006
  • Length: :25
  • Purchases: 3