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What's an effective way for a guest conductor to get to know a new orchestra quickly. JoAnn Falletta says a version of the silent treatment works ...

Bought by WITF, WFCR, and WFSU


  • Added: Dec 26, 2006
  • Length: :31
  • Purchases: 3
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Conductor JoAnn Falletta talks about the mostly positive changes that have taken place in the classical music, particularly the new face and image ...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Dec 25, 2006
  • Length: :39
  • Purchases: 2
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Good News: you don't need an advanced degree, or have even played an instrument, to enjoy classical music. Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman passes o...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Dec 23, 2006
  • Length: :29
  • Purchases: 2
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No matter how much you practice and prepare for a concert, anything can happen on stage, like the time pieces of Richard Stoltzman's clarinet fell ...

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  • Added: Dec 22, 2006
  • Length: :31
  • Purchases: 2
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Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman calls composer Aaron Copland on the phone to ask his permission to bring a more jazz-like sensibility to the composer...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Dec 21, 2006
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Richard Stoltzman
Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman talks about the evolution of his interpretation of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto. Putting old recordings by his clari...

Bought by WHRV, WITF, and WFCR


  • Added: Dec 21, 2006
  • Length: :21
  • Purchases: 3
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Reality, hopes and dreams of kids on the streets of Cape Town

  • Added: Dec 06, 2006
  • Length: 09:31
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Violinist Joshua Bell speculates he's performed Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto a thousand times. And each time he plays it, he's reminded of why it...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Dec 01, 2006
  • Length: :24
  • Purchases: 2
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Sometimes music is not just about melody, it's about creating a scene or portraying a character that often redefines the boundaries of "beauty". G...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Dec 01, 2006
  • Length: :26
  • Purchases: 2
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The Stradivarius Violin is the gold standard when it comes to violin making. Although violinist Joshua plays a Strad today, he remembers his very ...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Dec 01, 2006
  • Length: :20
  • Purchases: 2
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One-hour music intensive documentary looks back on Johnny Cash's historic 1969 concert at San Quentin State Prison.

Bought by Prairie Public, KGLT, WNIJ, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, KFAI and more


  • Added: Nov 01, 2006
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 12
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If you have any doubts about the quality and integrity of film music, and the music's ability to stand on its own without the picture, composer Wil...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Sep 27, 2006
  • Length: :33
  • Purchases: 2
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What kind of composer was Franz Liszt? He was "lady slayer" composer according to conductor Andrew Litton. In this clip, the conductor talks abou...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2006
  • Length: :36
  • Purchases: 2
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While Nicolo Paganini's violin playing brought him enormous prestige and adoration from his many female admirers, he also got around on the guitar....

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Sep 25, 2006
  • Length: :29
  • Purchases: 2
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Have you ever wondered how a performer chooses the music they'll play and record? For Gil Shaham, it's simply a case of love at first hearing. Us...

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  • Added: Sep 02, 2006
  • Length: :18
  • Purchases: 2
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The "Nocturne" in Classical Music refers to music for night time. Pianist Alexander Kobrin says that Chopin's Nocturnes explore and illustrate man...

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  • Added: Sep 02, 2006
  • Length: :21
  • Purchases: 2
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Evelyn Glennie may be one of the only full-time percussion soloists, but she reminds us we all have some kind of drum in our past. Use this 21 sec...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Sep 02, 2006
  • Length: :21
  • Purchases: 2
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What was the secret behind the Leonard Bernstein mystique? Conductor and former Bernstein student, JoAnn Falletta says it was how he inspired her ...

Bought by WITF, WFCR, and 90.1 WFYI Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 31, 2006
  • Length: :34
  • Purchases: 3
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Percussionist Evelyn Glennie plays shoeless, but she says it's not to make a fashion or social statement. Use this 30 second clip to introduce any...

Bought by WITF, WEKU, and WFCR


  • Added: Aug 31, 2006
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 3
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Two modern day rebels meet up in this clip that introduces Leila Josefowicz's performance of (either) Adams' Road Movies or his Violin Concerto. Th...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Aug 31, 2006
  • Length: :33
  • Purchases: 2
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2005 Van Ciburn Piano Competition Gold Medalist, Alexander Kobrin describes vocal and linguistic requirements to play Chopin. Use this 16 second c...

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  • Added: Aug 31, 2006
  • Length: :16
  • Purchases: 2
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Conductor Andrew Litton gives Dvorak and a highly polished Wind section some time in the spotlight. Use this 27 second clip to introduce Andrew Lit...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Aug 31, 2006
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 2
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Travel can be a demanding part of the musician's life. But pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet says going on the road is one of the best perks to being a ...

Bought by WITF, WFCR, and KBYU/BYU Radio


  • Added: Aug 31, 2006
  • Length: :20
  • Purchases: 3
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A conversation with Sister Margaret Rose Smyth, advocate and activist on behalf of the immigrant worker

  • Added: Apr 12, 2006
  • Length: 33:04
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An online mixing board of the ethnically-diverse sounds of the streets on the Lower East Side of Manhattan

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Mar 14, 2006
  • Length: 05:51
  • Purchases: 1