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Before becoming the conductor of the Baltimore Symphony and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop held leadership positions with the Long...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2008
  • Length: :24
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: Vladimir Spivakov, Credit: Valery Plotnikov
It's hard to get through the day without hearing at least one or two ads for car insurance - from the "good hands" people to that little green geck...

Bought by KBYU/BYU Radio


  • Added: Jul 27, 2009
  • Length: :23
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Vladimir Spivakov, Credit: Valery Plotnikov
Mission Statements were once the rage, but you don't hear them talked about much these days. Here's a good one from conductor and violinist Vladim...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2009
  • Length: :23
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sarah Chang
Practice, attention to detail, thinking, trying out new ideas… more practicing – that's what violinist Sarah Chang does to prepare for a concert. ...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2009
  • Length: :23
Caption: Manuel Barrueco
The innate romantic flavor of music from Spain, Mexico and South America is at the heart of its charm and appeal. But it has been known to tempt p...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2009
  • Length: :23
Caption: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
It's wonderful to have a large circle of friends, but the best friends are those who stand by you – the ones who've "got your back." Pianist Jean-...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2009
  • Length: :18
Caption: Simone Dinnerstein
There really is no such thing as an overnight success. It's a myth, or a misunderstanding at best. Or...is it? On one August day in 2007, pianis...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2009
  • Length: :29
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Guitarist David Russell has a thing for French music. He likes the freedom. Use this 20 second clip to introduce guitarist David Russell playing ...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2008
  • Length: :20
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A chaconne is series of melodic variations played over a repeated sequence of notes and harmonies. One of the most famous chaconnes is heard in th...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2008
  • Length: :24
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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
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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
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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Athletes are often role models, as are some politicians and teachers. And musicians, like pianist Awadagin Pratt, can be considered role models as...

Bought by WITF


  • 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 ...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Dec 29, 2006
  • Length: :30
  • 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...

Bought by WITF, WFCR, and WBST


  • 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...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • 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 ...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • 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
  • Purchases: 2
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
Caption: J.S. Bach
Three Bach playing pianists talk about a possible spiritual presence in music by Bach. Use this 59 second "Mix" for Bach's Birthday (March 21) or ...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2009
  • Length: :44