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The Canadian Brass knows their way around holiday music – they've made numerous holiday recordings in their 30 plus years. They're the first to ad...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2007
  • Length: :21
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A profile of a vinyl record store owner during his last week in business.

Bought by KSRQ, New Hampshire Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, NPR Station Showcase with PRX and more


  • Added: Nov 02, 2007
  • Length: 04:03
  • Purchases: 6
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Although Jean Sibelius is best known for his symphonies and his violin concerto, he also dabbled in the world of short piano pieces. Olli Mustonen...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2007
  • Length: :29
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The Piano Sonata No.1 by Rachmaninoff is, like most of Rachmaninoff's music, robust and hearty in sound. Pianist Olli Mustonen calls it "a symphon...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2007
  • Length: :25
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We are exploring the Booker T Washington National Monument in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • Added: Sep 25, 2007
  • Length: 12:39
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A city girl gets more than she bargained for when she travels to Spivey's Corner, North Carolina.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 24, 2007
  • Length: 06:27
  • Purchases: 1
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Behind the scenes with the Dalai Lama - what it's like to be his translator.

Bought by Interfaith Voices, WBEZ, and WNYC


  • Added: Aug 15, 2007
  • Length: 14:41
  • Purchases: 3
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Many recordings these days are made from live concert performances. The pressure and excitement of a live setting often brings out a more spontane...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: Aug 01, 2007
  • Length: :22
  • Purchases: 1
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In a song or aria, what comes first - the melody or the words? It depends on whom you ask. A singer is almost guaranteed to say it's the words. ...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: Jul 31, 2007
  • Length: :24
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Jul 30, 2007
  • Length: 03:16
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Violinist Gil Shaham became an overnight success when he filled in for Itzhak Perlman at the last moment. Excited after a champagne sipping flight...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: May 30, 2007
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 1
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When violinist Gil Shaham plays recitals with his sister Orli Shaham, members of the audience are often the victims of an innocent case of mistaken...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: May 29, 2007
  • Length: :18
  • Purchases: 1
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Prokofiev's two Violin Sonatas, in music and mood, represent the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of Violin Sonatas. The first is dark and even contains a ...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: May 29, 2007
  • Length: :18
  • Purchases: 1
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The First Violin Concerto by Prokofiev is not the traditional concerto where the soloist dominates the stage with long romantic melodies and show s...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: May 11, 2007
  • Length: :19
  • Purchases: 2
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At times, Vivaldi is the "Rodney Dangerfield of composers." He gets no respect from the many pundits and experts who say he wrote the same concert...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: May 11, 2007
  • Length: :25
  • Purchases: 1
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Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman's two children both grew up to pursue musical careers. It's not something he pushed, but music was one of the parenti...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: May 01, 2007
  • Length: :24
  • Purchases: 1
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With concertos, it's completely natural to focus our attention on the soloist. But while it's important to hear the solo part, violinist Cho-Liang...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: May 01, 2007
  • Length: :18
  • Purchases: 2
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Pianist Awadagin Pratt likes to play music loud. Unlike most piano students, Pratt didn't spend hours studying the recordings made by famous piani...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: May 01, 2007
  • Length: :27
  • Purchases: 1
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The "what if" question game is always an interesting game to play. What if Leonard Bernstein had pursued composing over conducting? What would he...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: May 01, 2007
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 1
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When you've played a piece of music for 20 or 30 years, it's easy to fall into old habits and the old ways of doing things. Clarinetist Richard St...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: May 01, 2007
  • Length: :26
  • Purchases: 1
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An Hourlong Radio Documentary examining the Alzheimer's Poetry Project

Bought by KRZA, KSJD, WEKU, Yellowstone Public Radio, WSKG and more


  • Added: Apr 01, 2007
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 7
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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...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Mar 28, 2007
  • Length: :18
  • Purchases: 2
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Yolanda Kondonassis talks about one of classical music's most nurturing and resonating relationships -- the one between French composer Claude Debu...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Mar 02, 2007
  • Length: :31
  • Purchases: 2
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Clair de Lune (Moonlight) is one of Claude Debussy's best known works, and it's the perfect introduction to the "Impressionist" school of compositi...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Mar 02, 2007
  • Length: :16
  • Purchases: 2
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Violinist Hilary Hahn has been playing the beautiful "Lark Ascending" Violin Concerto by Ralph Vaughan Williams for most of her career -- some cons...

Bought by WITF, WFCR, and KZYX


  • Added: Mar 02, 2007
  • Length: :25
  • Purchases: 3