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Caption: Pascal Rogé
Saint-Saens wrote the Piano Concerto No. 5 while on vacation in Egypt. He incorporated an ancient Egyptian melody within the music, and evokes a M...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :26
Caption: Pascal Rogé
You can take the Frenchman out of France, but you can never take the “French” out of the Frenchman – at least not with pianist Pascal Rogé. And wh...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :24
Caption: Pascal Rogé
Ask 20 musicians why they make music, and you’re likely to get 20 different answers, from the profound, to the mysterious to the matter-of-fact. F...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :28
Caption: Pascal Rogé
Debussy gave one of his best know piano preludes the subtitle, “Veils.” With all due respect, pianist Pascal Rogé says he doesn’t necessarily take...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :25
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
  • Length: :26
Caption: Zuill Bailey, Credit: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
Cellists thank their lucky stars for the wide range of music written for their instrument. The cello is often the composer’s voice for a variety o...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :24
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A tribute to the legacy and influence of the 1930’s band, the Mississippi Sheiks.

Bought by KPSQ-LP, KALH, KPVL, KEOS, WRNC-LP and more


  • Added: Aug 16, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Gil Shaham
There’s been some conversation and concern recently about the future of classical music and the future of the symphony orchestra. From the classic...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2010
  • Length: :25
Caption: Gil Shaham
Sarasate’s Ziguenerweisen – or “Gypsy Airs” – is a work that is often played with an extroverted romantic passion. On his most recent recording of...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2010
  • Length: :24
Caption: Gil Shaham
We know Haydn, the wonderful composer of symphonies and string quartets, but did you know he also wrote some terrific Violin Concertos? Violinist ...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2010
  • Length: :25
Caption: Yuja Wang
The technical and musical challenges for the pianist who plays Brahms are immense, and when it comes to his “Paganini Variations,” pianist Yuja Wan...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2010
  • Length: :24
Caption: Yuja Wang
Two of the works on pianist Yuja Wang’s recent CD are orchestral works, transcribed for piano. For her performance of (La Valse by Ravel) ... (Thr...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2010
  • Length: :24
Caption: Yuja Wang
The title of Yuja Wang’s new recording is “Transformation.” It’s a fitting title – especially for one of the Scarlatti keyboard sonatas, which she...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2010
  • Length: :22
Caption: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
There’s been some discussion lately about the future of the symphony orchestra and classical music in general. Although there are some legitimate ...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2010
  • Length: :21
Caption: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet has an all-Gershwin CD includes the well known Piano Concerto and Rhapsody in Blue. It also contains Gershwin’s “Varia...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2010
  • Length: :26
Caption: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
There’s an undeniably American element running through much of George Gershwin’s music. There’s also something almost street-smart about his music...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2010
  • Length: :22
Caption: Yuja Wang
Some say Ravel’s “La Valse” is a tribute to the famous Viennese dance form – while others say Ravel creates something quite dark, especially when t...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2010
  • Length: :18
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
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Missy Andersen keeps old school Soul and R&B alive!

Bought by KPSQ-LP, KALH, WNCU, and WXXI


  • Added: Jun 07, 2010
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 4
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Grammy award-winning Blues Man's first live album!

Bought by KPSQ-LP, KALH, KEOS, KFOK-LPFM, WNCU and more


  • Added: Jun 01, 2010
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 6
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
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: 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: 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: 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