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Caption: James Ehnes
Some musicians emote and move around on stage more than others. There’s nothing wrong with classical music performers putting on a show, but violi...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
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Caption: James Ehnes
Some consider the Violin Concerto by American composer Samuel Barber to be the quintessential American violin concerto. Violinist James Ehnes says...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
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Caption: James Ehnes
The Violin Concerto by Samuel Barber has some sharp and spiky peaks and crevices. Still, violinist James Ehnes considers it to be one of the more ...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
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Caption: James Ehnes
Each piece of music contains a certain degree of instruction from the composer as to how they want their music played. Some composers are more spe...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
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Caption: James Ehnes
When something has been around for a while and has become extremely popular, it can be easy to take it for granted. The Violin Concerto by Max Bru...

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Caption: Jaime Laredo
Twenty-eight* years after his death, pianist Glenn Gould remains one of the most highly revered performers the classical music world has ever known...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
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Caption: Jaime Laredo
Music is about relationships between the performer and the audience and also between individual instruments. One of music’s most satisfying relati...

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Caption: Jaime Laredo
You’ve probably heard the expression, “Jack of all trades; master of none.” Well, meet Jaime Laredo. He’s universally recognized as a master viol...

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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...

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Caption: Jaime Laredo
Twenty-eight* years after his death, pianist Glenn Gould remains one of the most highly respected performers the classical music world has ever kno...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
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Caption: Mark Elder, Credit: Shelia Rock
The price of concert tickets can be daunting, but conductor Mark Elder says there’s an even bigger obstacle to the concert going experience. It’s ...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
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Caption: Misha Dichter, Credit: Stefan Cohen
Do you like happy endings? They’re not just in movies and books. Pianist Misha Dichter says they’re heard in music as well. This 26 second clip ...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
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Caption: Misha Dichter, Credit: Stefan Cohen
A regular part of Misha Dichter’s performance schedule includes playing music for two pianos with his wife, Cipa Dichter. The two practically grew...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
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Caption: Frank Peter Zimmermann
Perhaps you’ve heard the saying, “opposites attract.” That’s the case for violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann when he’s asked to name his two favorit...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
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Caption: Frank Peter Zimmermann
The organic food market has a musical equivalent: according to violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann, it’s called “Mozart.” Use this 22 second clip to ...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
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Caption: Frank Peter Zimmermann
Musicians often become “one” with their instrument – it’s not just an expensive and valuable piece of equipment they use on the job. For some, lik...

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Caption: Mark Elder, Credit: Shelia Rock
One of the things you might notice in recordings conducted by Mark Elder – especially with English music – is tempo. He plays British music faster...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
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Caption: Mark Elder, Credit: Shelia Rock
Recordings serve as a permanent record, and most musicians only want their best performances preserved for a lifetime. While some seek perfection ...

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Caption: Kristjan Järvi, Credit: Peter Rigaud
The music by the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt* resonates with many people well beyond Estonia. Conductor Kristjan Järvi says the secret to his succ...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
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Caption: Kristjan Järvi, Credit: Peter Rigaud
There are several ways to get to know a composer – the most effective way is to listen, and listen a lot, to the music. But when the composer is s...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
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Caption: Kristjan Järvi, Credit: Peter Rigaud
When you look into the story behind some of the most beautiful music, you often find that something dark or even tragic lies at the source. Conduc...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
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Caption: Yuja Wang
After a performer learns the notes and digs deep to find out what’s at the heart of the music, he or she is ready to go on stage. But there’s one ...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
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Caption: Yuja Wang
Composer Domenico Scarlatti was Italian, but when pianist Yuja Wang plays his Sonata in E Major, she sees Spain. Use this 23 second clip to introdu...

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Caption: Yuja Wang
When pianist Yuja Wang plays the Paganini Variations by Brahms, she gives plenty of attention to the music’s frequent technical challenges. But sh...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
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Caption: Zuill Bailey, Credit: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
You’ve probably seen several, if not dozens of paintings by the Dutch painter, Vincent Gogh. But have you ever looked at a Van Gogh close up – rea...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
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