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Caption: The King's Singers, Credit: Marco Borgreve
It started a few years ago; two legendary choral groups got together to do one of the things they do best: Christmas music. The union of the six ...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :25
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The power of music is so strong for some it takes on religious proportions. That's the case for violinist Joshua Bell. Music IS his religion, whe...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Nov 30, 2006
  • Length: :23
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The King's Singers, Credit: Marco Borgreve
It’s hard to point to just one reason behind the artistic success of the King’s Singers, but their approach to Christmas music is a fine place to s...

Bought by PRX Demo Station


  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :23
  • Purchases: 1
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We know that personal and artistic insecurities often accompanied Tchaikovsky's daily composing activities. Conductor Erich Kunzel says there's pl...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2007
  • Length: :15
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Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops recorded the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky. Although it's a staple of the holiday season, conductor Erich Kunzel ...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2007
  • Length: :18
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Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker is a staple of the holiday season, and conductor Erich Kunzel says the music is that perfect mix of heart and skill. Use ...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2007
  • Length: :18
Caption: The Canadian Brass
The days of men ruling the brass instrument world are mostly over. More women are playing trumpets, trombones and French horns in high school band...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2008
  • Length: :26
Caption: The Canadian Brass
When the Canadian Brass was looking to add a new trumpet player to the group in 2007, they knew exactly who they wanted for the job. Use this 22 s...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2008
  • Length: :22
Caption: The Canadian Brass
For the Canadian Brass, their dream to play in Carnegie Hall came true in part because the players happily did something most musicians avoid, or d...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2008
  • Length: :22
Caption: The Canadian Brass
Everybody deserves a break, and every tuba player should get to shine now and then. Normally, the tuba holds up the base line part of the musical ...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2008
  • Length: :25
Caption: The Canadian Brass
Jingle Bells – what could be more familiar at Christmas time? Arranger Howard Cable made a new version of Jingle Bells that Canadian Brass tuba pl...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2008
  • Length: :20
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What makes Handel and Handel's Messiah so powerful and magnificent? That may seem like a question with no complete answer or a long list of answer...

Bought by WITF, WFCR, and KWAX


  • Added: Nov 30, 2006
  • Length: :33
  • Purchases: 3
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Hanukah music has not always been that easy to find on the radio or on CD in December, but there's never been a Hanukah music shortage with the Can...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2007
  • Length: :23
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The Canadian Brass has dozens of holiday music recordings – in their most recent holiday CD, they continue their tradition of giving some familiar ...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2007
  • Length: :21
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Holiday music recordings are a dime a dozen, with a few exceptions. Some really stand out, but all holiday recordings, with or without creative me...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2007
  • Length: :24
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The Canadian Brass knows their way around holiday music – they've made numerous holiday recordings in their 30 plus years. They're the first to ad...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2007
  • Length: :21
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Tired of the same old Holiday Music? Pianist Stephen Hough has a few holiday tunes to add to your list. While they're not specifically Christmas ...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Nov 30, 2006
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 2
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Some of America's earliest classical music came from the Moravians, a German Protestant sect, who settled in isolated regions of Pennsylvania and N...

Bought by WITF, WFCR, and KWAX


  • Added: Nov 29, 2006
  • Length: :26
  • Purchases: 3
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There's a longstanding debate over the appropriate time of year to perform Handel's "Messiah." With its Christmas and Easter messages, is it more ...

Bought by WKYU, WITF, WFCR, KISU, and KWAX


  • Added: Nov 29, 2006
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 5
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Recycling one's own music was a common practice in Handel's day. Interestingly, or strangely, one of the best known choruses from Handel's Messiah...

Bought by WITF, WFCR, and KWAX


  • Added: Nov 29, 2006
  • Length: :29
  • Purchases: 3
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Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg fulfills her life-long dream to turn the holiday music memories of a child into her own Christmas Music CD. She...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Nov 30, 2006
  • Length: :23
  • Purchases: 2