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Caption: Catrin Finch
Up-and-coming performers dream of getting their big break. For harpist Catrin Finch, her big break came with the help of a royal music lover - His...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2009
  • Length: :20
Caption: Catrin Finch
Harpist Catrin recorded the Bach Goldberg Variations. Musical purists will likely raise some type of fuss over the "Goldbergs" being played on the...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2009
  • Length: :25
Caption: Catrin Finch
Bach's Goldberg Variations – now there's a piece of music where we could have a practically endless conversation, starting with the first few notes...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2009
  • Length: :24
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Pianist Orion Weiss joins cellist Julie Albers for a performance of "Variations on a Paganini Theme" by Piatigorsky. It's a virtuosic showstopper f...

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2006
  • Length: :18
  • Purchases: 2
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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
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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
Caption: Vadim Repin
Even though online access has brought different parts of the world closer together, there are still distinct continental approaches to playing spec...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2008
  • Length: :24
Caption: Sarah Chang
How does the musical life of a child prodigy begin? For Sarah Chang, playing the violin was simply a hobby. Use this 24 second clip to introduce ...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2007
  • Length: :25
  • Purchases: 2
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Overnight success does happen but it's more myth than reality. Violinist Sarah Chang made her debut when she was 8 years old. Her success that ev...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2007
  • Length: :18
  • Purchases: 2
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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...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2007
  • Length: :18
  • Purchases: 2
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Why does a composer write music the way they do? Jennifer Higdon says influences come from just about anywhere, and the road to becoming a classic...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2007
  • Length: :21
  • Purchases: 2
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Composer Jennifer Higdon maintains a full schedule of commissions and enjoys more than 200 performances of her music a year. "Blue Cathedral" is o...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2007
  • Length: :27
  • Purchases: 2
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Spanish composer Fernando Sor wrote a ton of music for the guitar. On the surface, they're mostly short, sweet and delightful little pieces. Guit...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2007
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 2
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Some composers go unnoticed, or become forgotten for a variety of reasons. Mauro Giuliani composed in Beethoven's shadow, but guitarist David Star...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2007
  • Length: :32
  • Purchases: 2
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Audiences are thrilled by young musicians, especially child prodigies who toss off virtuosic phrases with childlike ease and exuberance. Violinist...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2007
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 2
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Blue Cathedral is composer Jennifer Higdon's most popular work, receiving more than 200 performances each year. Originally, she had no intention o...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2007
  • Length: :34
  • Purchases: 2
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New music can be complex and difficult to process at first, second and even third hearings. Guitarist David Starobin has spent much of his career ...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2007
  • Length: :28
  • 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: Charles Dutoit
Everyone, from the TV networks to Madison Avenue, wants the attention and especially the dollars from the 20 and 30-somethings. Even our orchestra...

Bought by KBYU/BYU Radio


  • Added: Jul 27, 2009
  • Length: :26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Charles Dutoit
Everyone has a view on the "youth of today," including conductor Charles Dutoit. When it comes to today's youth, he's not a grouch, but he would l...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2009
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Charles Dutoit
When Gustav Holst wrote what would become his most famous work, "The Planets," he did not include Pluto in the seven movement suite. Coincidently,...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2009
  • Length: :23
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Caption: Charles Dutoit
Composer Igor Stravinsky did not necessarily want us to hear or feel emotion in his music. According to conductor Charles Dutoit, Stravinsky was a...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2009
  • Length: :20
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Vladimir Spivakov, Credit: Valery Plotnikov
What's the key to a successful and highly creative performing career? Violinist and conductor Vladimir Spivakov explodes one myth and reveals his ...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2009
  • Length: :19
  • Purchases: 1
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...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2009
  • Length: :23
  • Purchases: 1