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Caption: Till Fellner
Bach's short keyboard works are just that: short. You have to find the musical character quickly, otherwise the piece is over. When pianist Till...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2010
  • Length: :19
Caption: Manuel Barrueco, Credit: Photo by EMI-David Thompson
When guitarist Manuel Barrueco teamed up with conductor and tenor Placido Domingo to record the famous guitar concertos by Rodrigo, along with some...

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  • Added: Dec 31, 2009
  • Length: :25
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Robert Spano
Perspective – that magical line between the head and the heart. It’s something conductor Robert Spano tries to maintain whenever he conducts his f...

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  • Added: Dec 31, 2009
  • Length: :24
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Caption: Manuel Barrueco, Credit: EMI-David Thompson
What are the ingredients that go into a successful performance? Guitarist Manuel Barrueco says once you have the notes under your belt, it’s time ...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2009
  • Length: :19
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NEA Jazz Master Jim Hall on Spiritual Awakening; Technique vs. Ideas; Bill Kirchner; Nat Hentoff; Pat Metheny; and Meeting Sonny Rollins

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  • Added: Dec 04, 2009
  • Length: 08:28
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Caption: Vadim Repin
The Piano Trio by Tchaikovsky is somewhat bathed in sadness and melancholy – and for understandable reasons: it was written as a memorial for Tchai...

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  • Added: Nov 30, 2009
  • Length: :28
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Caption: Vadim Repin
Brahms knew how to make an entrance. After a stormy orchestral introduction, the violin enters with plenty of fire and electricity. But like all ...

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  • Added: Nov 30, 2009
  • Length: :29
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NEA Jazz Master Curtis Fuller on Tales of a Nun, The Tombone, Defining his Sound, "A Moment's Notice" and European Circus.

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  • Added: Nov 02, 2009
  • Length: 08:59
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French pianist Pascal Roge enjoys a personal connection with French composers – not just because they come from French soil, but because they're so...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: :27
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ARTIE SHAW WAS ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE AND OUTRAGEOUS FIGURES IN JAZZ. HE ONCE WROTE AN EPITAPH FOR HIMSELF WHICH READ, HE DID THE BEST HE COU...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 5
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IN 1956, 2007 NEA JAZZ MASTER PHIL WOODS TOOK A SEAT IN THE RENOWNED DIZZY GILLESPIE BIG BAND. IT WAS THE BEGINNING OF A LONG FRIENDSHIP, WITH GI...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2009
  • Length: 01:30
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Branford Marsalis explains how NEA Jazz Master Herbie Hancock's "headhunters" created shockwaves in the Jazz Community.

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2009
  • Length: :59
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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: 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
Clara Schumann, wife of Robert Schumann was quite celebrated as a pianist, but she was also a gifted composer. Today, one her biggest fans is piani...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2009
  • Length: :24
Caption: Andrew Litton, Credit: Steve J. Sherman
George Gershwin could be called a "What If" composer. "What if" he had lived longer than just 39 years, what more would he have written? And, "Wh...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2009
  • Length: :22
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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: 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
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: Leif Ove Andsnes, Credit: Simon Fowler
In almost every profession, some of the best work gets done away from the office. It's true for pianist Leif Ove Andsnes. He likes to work from h...

  • Added: May 29, 2009
  • Length: :23
Caption: Gerard Schwarz
How does one interpret music? How do performers and conductors decide how to shape and craft the music they play? Conductor Gerard Schwarz likes ...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2009
  • Length: :20
Caption: Gerard Schwarz
American composer David Diamond wrote in what can comfortably be called the "romantic" tradition. He enjoyed getting rich, full-bodied sounds from...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2009
  • Length: :24
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Stephanie Kaza links buddhism and sustainability in her new book, MINDFULLY GREEN: A Personal and Spiritual Guide to Whole Earth Thinking. Sea Cha...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2009
  • Length: 29:03
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There are several different, highly varied schools of thought when it comes to playing Bach. Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott prefers the Fred Astaire...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2008
  • Length: :22
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Gustav Mahler was, without question, a gifted melody writer with the ability to get every possible sound and color out of the orchestra. In additi...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2008
  • Length: :32