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Caption: Lynn Harrell, Credit: Christian Steiner
While most musicians genuinely believe their instrument is the closest sounding to the human voice, cellist Lynn Harrell makes a pretty convincing ...

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2010
  • Length: :23
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Zuill Bailey, Credit: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
Cellists thank their lucky stars for the wide range of music written for their instrument. The cello is often the composer’s voice for a variety o...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :24
Caption: Hilary Hahn
Although we primarily think of Bach as a composer and the ultimate keyboard player, he also played the violin. Hilary Hahn has been playing Bach t...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2010
  • Length: :27
Caption: The King's Singers, Credit: Marco Borgreve
Leonard Cohen’s song “Hallelujah,” despite its title, does not necessarily offer a religious point of view. The song includes one section with a s...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :25
Caption: The King's Singers, Credit: Marco Borgreve
Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” is becoming one of the more frequently performed songs of our generation. You may have heard it recently at the Olymp...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :25
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
Caption: Kim Kashkashian, Credit: courtesy of WGBH
Betty Olivero’s Neharót Neharót was composed in 2006 in response to the pain and suffering of the war in Lebanon. It’s written for solo viola, two...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2010
  • Length: :22
Caption: Hilary Hahn
Violinist Hilary Hahn has been playing Bach throughout her career, and her most recent recording is an all-Bach CD. She says you can find many sid...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2010
  • Length: :20
Caption: Hilary Hahn
There's a lot going on in Bach – beautiful melodies, complex, and at times conflicting harmonies and intricate rhythms – all happening simultaneous...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2010
  • Length: :26
Caption: Helene Grimaud
There are many good causes to believe in - and work for. And these days, there are just as many ways to make your voice heard. Pianist Helene Gri...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2008
  • Length: :17
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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
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Each instrument has at least one quality or characteristic that makes it different than the rest. Cellist Lynn Harrell says composers have used th...

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  • Added: Nov 02, 2006
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 2
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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
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In a song or aria, what comes first - the melody or the words? It depends on whom you ask. A singer is almost guaranteed to say it's the words. ...

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2007
  • Length: :24
  • Purchases: 1
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Two of violinist Joshua Bell's most recent recordings are devoted to well-known songs and arias that he arranged for violin and piano and violin an...

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  • Added: Jul 30, 2007
  • Length: :17
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Caption: Pascal Rogé
Saint-Saens wrote the Piano Concerto No. 5 while on vacation in Egypt. He incorporated an ancient Egyptian melody within the music, and evokes a M...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :26
Caption: Pascal Rogé
Oboe players fuss over their reeds, trumpet players worry about their lips and string players guard their instruments and their bows. Pianists fre...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :17
Caption: Pascal Rogé
You can take the Frenchman out of France, but you can never take the “French” out of the Frenchman – at least not with pianist Pascal Rogé. And wh...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :24
Caption: Pascal Rogé
Ask 20 musicians why they make music, and you’re likely to get 20 different answers, from the profound, to the mysterious to the matter-of-fact. F...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :28
Caption: Pascal Rogé
Debussy gave one of his best know piano preludes the subtitle, “Veils.” With all due respect, pianist Pascal Rogé says he doesn’t necessarily take...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :25
Caption: Leif Ove Andsnes, Credit: Simon Fowler
The thought of playing a Mozart piano concerto is daunting enough. But playing the solo part and conducting the orchestra at the same time seems e...

  • Added: May 29, 2009
  • Length: :25
Caption: Mark Elder, Credit: Shelia Rock
Brigg Fair is one of the shining musical lights from the composing pen of Frederick Delius. Mark Elder loves his music, but says it needs a little...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
  • Length: :28
Caption: Misha Dichter, Credit: Stefan Cohen
You can make the piano sound loud and thunderous in two ways. There’s the “pounding and banging” school, but that can create a kind of musical mus...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
  • Length: :24
Caption: Robert Spano
American composer John Corigliano essentially got his start with the New York Philharmonic. His father was the orchestra’s first violinist for mor...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2010
  • Length: :29
Caption: James Ehnes
Playing music on stage requires a certain art, craft, musical vision and an equally high level of skill. An attractive stage presence is also impo...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :22