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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
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Caption: Thomas Stacy, Credit: Chris Lee
The English horn is a specialty instrument -- a longer, deeper version of the oboe. One of the English horn's best known moments comes with the lo...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2009
  • Length: :23
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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...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2009
  • Length: :26
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Caption: Angela Cheng, Credit: Lisa Kohler
Pianist Angela Cheng, like many people, has a thing for Mozart -- his symphonies, his piano concertos and his uncanny ability with first drafts. S...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2009
  • Length: :22
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Caption: Angela Cheng, Credit: Lisa Kohler
Pianist Clara Schumann was ahead of her time -- she was a leading soloist of her day and a composer. Although she's best known as Robert Schumann'...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2009
  • Length: :25
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
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Caption: Thomas Stacy, Credit: Chris Lee
English horn player Thomas Stacy grew up in Augusta, Arkansas, population three thousand (3,000). He's one of the most recorded English horn playe...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2009
  • Length: :25
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Caption: Andrew Litton, Credit: Steve J. Sherman
Normally, Andrew Litton does not delve too deeply into a composer's life story and history when he prepares to conduct that composer's music. He m...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2009
  • Length: :27
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Caption: Andrew Litton, Credit: Steve J. Sherman
George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue is a masterpiece of procrastination. Gershwin barely finished the work in time for the world premiere. In fact...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2009
  • Length: :24
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Caption: Andrew Litton, Credit: Steve J. Sherman
Andrew Litton is not the first, and probably not the last to say his big career break came when he saw Leonard Bernstein conduct for the first time...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2009
  • Length: :28
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Caption: Richard Stoltzman
Among the many colors, sounds or inflections a clarinetist can draw from their instrument is a sense of nostalgia. That makes the Autumn Song by T...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2008
  • Length: :32
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When violinist Joshua Bell plays or records with an orchestra, he has a couple of priorities and preferences for those who join him on stage or in ...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2008
  • Length: :24
Caption: Joshua Bell
Whether you're making a speech or a presentation in public, you hope you've got some friends in the audience. That extra support is something viol...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2008
  • Length: :21
Caption: Jonathan Biss
The musical heights reached by Beethoven stretch even higher when you consider the enormous physical challenges he overcame, from total deafness to...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2009
  • Length: :25
Caption: Jonathan Biss
Its subtitle is the "Elvira Madigan" Concerto, thanks to its presence in the obscure 1967 Swedish film by the same name. But Mozart's Piano Concer...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2009
  • Length: :26
Caption: Jonathan Biss
There are hundreds of lists that designate the Top Ten or Top 100 of anything, from movies to books to restaurants. Classical music has its "best ...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2009
  • Length: :26
Caption: Jonathan Biss
We tend to forget that composing requires advanced skills, in addition to its purely creative inspiration. That fusion of skill, craft and creativ...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2009
  • Length: :23
Caption: Jonathan Biss
As a young man, and a young composer, Beethoven used the piano as a laboratory, where he could experiment and try out new sounds and musical ideas....

  • Added: Jun 27, 2009
  • Length: :26
Caption: Paavo Järvi, Credit: Photo by Lang Photography
It's many a mother and father's dream to have their children follow in their footsteps. Then there's the Jarvi family. Use this 28 second clip to...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2009
  • Length: :29
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Caption: Paavo Järvi, Credit: Photo by Lang Photography
Shostakovich is an important part of Paavo Jarvi's repertoire. Although the composer's music often tells the story of Russian history and politics...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2009
  • Length: :25
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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
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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
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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
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Caption: Sharon Isbin
Violinist and composer Mark O'Connor wrote a set of solo violin pieces titled "Strings and Threads." In addition to its absolutely charming and in...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2009
  • Length: :24
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Caption: John Corigliano
Composer John Corigliano’s father was the concertmaster (1st violinist) with the New York Philharmonic for 23 years, so violin playing and the viol...

  • Added: May 29, 2009
  • Length: :26