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Caption: Bryn Terfel, Credit: Catherine Ashmore
The new production of Tosca at the Met caused an enormous uproar of epic proportions. While the new production pleased some, it inspired near riot...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2010
  • Length: :22
Caption: Bryn Terfel, Credit: Catherine Ashmore
Bass-Baritone Bryn Terfel has been a very bad boy. Actually “Bad Boys” is the title of his CD, where he performs arias by opera’s most despicable v...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2010
  • Length: :25
Caption: Bryn Terfel, Credit: Catherine Ashmore
Three of the main figures are brought together in the final scene of Mozart’s Don Giovanni – they are the notorious, lustful and unsympathetic Don,...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2010
  • Length: :24
Caption: Mark O'Connor, Credit: Jim McGuire
Composer Mark O’Connor says there’s a “stir fry” element that defines American music. People from different lands stirred their own musical experi...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2010
  • Length: :28
Caption: Carol Wincenc, Credit: Cori Wells Braun
Flutist Carol Wincenc has been around – standing in front of the orchestra, playing a wide range of chamber music with the who’s who of classical m...

  • Added: May 30, 2010
  • Length: :15
Caption: Carol Wincenc, Credit: Cori Wells Braun
The “Poem” by Charles Tomlinson Griffes is, in a way, one of the quintessential American works for flute and orchestra. But flutist Carol Wincenc ...

  • Added: May 30, 2010
  • Length: :14
Caption: Piotr Anderszewski
Mozart Piano Concertos are a regular part of Piotr Anderszewski’s repertoire. He loves the music but questions the notion that concertos feature a...

  • Added: May 30, 2010
  • Length: :25
Caption: Piotr Anderszewski
Think Chopin, and maybe you think of something virtuosic and heroic. When pianist Piotr Anderszewski thinks Chopin, virtuosic and heroic are the l...

  • Added: May 30, 2010
  • Length: :20
Caption: Piotr Anderszewski
Chopin is considered Poland’s greatest composer, and he’s also a national hero. Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski feels that Polish connection and...

  • Added: May 30, 2010
  • Length: :33
Caption: Piotr Anderszewski
Pianist Piotr Anderszewski is a champion for the Polish composer Karol Szymanowski. He says it’s not music that reveals itself on first hearing. ...

  • Added: May 30, 2010
  • Length: :22
Caption: Anna Netrebko, Credit: Annie Leibovitz
The world’s best musicians are also lifelong students. They’re always looking for new insights into the music they perform. Russian soprano Anna ...

  • Added: May 30, 2010
  • Length: :20
Caption: Anna Netrebko, Credit: Annie Leibovitz
Got a cold – feel one coming on? Russian soprano Anna Netrebko has an over-the-counter remedy she guarantees every time. Use this 20 second clip t...

  • Added: May 30, 2010
  • Length: :20
Caption: Anna Netrebko, Credit: Annie Leibovitz
In soprano Anna Netrebko’s recording of Russian Romances, she introduces us to the not-as-well-known sides of two well-known composers – Rimsky-Kor...

  • Added: May 30, 2010
  • Length: :26
Caption: Anna Netrebko, Credit: Annie Leibovitz
In the Puccini opera, La Boheme, Mimi is usually portrayed as the shy and innocent seamstress. Soprano Anna Netrebko views Mimi’s character very d...

  • Added: May 30, 2010
  • Length: :17
Caption: Anna Netrebko, Credit: Annie Leibovitz
Russian soprano Anna Netrebko has a recording of songs by Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. It’s not just a Russian themed disc – it’s more about m...

  • Added: May 25, 2010
  • Length: :18
Caption: Carol Wincenc, Credit: Cori Wells Braun
Call it precocious or simply amazing, Mozart wrote some remarkable music when he was 8-years old. Flutist Carol Wincenc says age is truly relative...

  • Added: May 25, 2010
  • Length: :24
Caption: Piotr Anderszewski
Piotr Anderszewski’s association with Beethoven’s music goes back a long way. It’s a connection he cherishes, but like all relationships, they’ve ...

  • Added: May 25, 2010
  • Length: :25
Caption: Janine Jansen
Violinist Janine Jansen has played the Beethoven Violin Concerto but learned something new when she recorded it. Use this 27 second clip to intro...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2010
  • Length: :27
Caption: Janine Jansen
All good pieces of music have at least one magical moment that either raises the roof, or hits you right in the gut. The Violin Concerto by Benjam...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2010
  • Length: :30
Caption: Janine Jansen
With Concertos – who’s in charge... the soloist or the conductor? Violinist Janine Jansen prefers it when both she and the conductor avoid taking ...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2010
  • Length: :28
Caption: Janine Jansen
Composer Benjamin Britten is known for his operas and symphonic works like the “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.” You may not know he also w...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2010
  • Length: :23
Caption: Semyon Bychkov
Do you have to be American to play Jazz? Or Viennese to play a waltz, or French to play... any French music? The answer is “no.” But conductor S...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2010
  • Length: :25
Caption: Semyon Bychkov
Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff suffered the musical equivalent of writer’s block for three agonizing years. When he finally emerged from his creativ...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2010
  • Length: :22
Caption: Rafal Blechacz, Credit: Felix Broede-DG
When pianist Rafal Blechacz was making his recording of piano sonatas by Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven, the piano was the farthest thing from his min...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2010
  • Length: :23
Caption: Rafal Blechacz, Credit: Felix Broede-DG
Pianist Rafal Blechacz is from Poland, so it’s perhaps natural he would play a lot of Chopin, Poland’s most famous composer. But there are other r...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2010
  • Length: :27