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Caption: Acoustic Smoke
Joseph Holt and Roy Hershberger traveled long distances, decades, on different musical paths before an off-the-cuff jam session sparked the the beg...

Bought by WTIP and KSRQ


  • Added: Oct 29, 2013
  • Length: 58:42
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The King's Singers, Credit: Marco Borgreve
It started a few years ago; two legendary choral groups got together to do one of the things they do best: Christmas music. The union of the six ...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :25
Caption: The King's Singers, Credit: Marco Borgreve
Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” is becoming one of the more frequently performed songs of our generation. You may have heard it recently at the Olymp...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :25
Caption: The King's Singers, Credit: Marco Borgreve
Leonard Cohen’s song “Hallelujah,” despite its title, does not necessarily offer a religious point of view. The song includes one section with a s...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :25
Caption: James Ehnes
When something has been around for a while and has become extremely popular, it can be easy to take it for granted. The Violin Concerto by Max Bru...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :18
Caption: James Ehnes
The Violin Concerto by Samuel Barber has some sharp and spiky peaks and crevices. Still, violinist James Ehnes considers it to be one of the more ...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :23
Caption: James Ehnes
Some consider the Violin Concerto by American composer Samuel Barber to be the quintessential American violin concerto. Violinist James Ehnes says...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :19
Caption: James Ehnes
Playing music on stage requires a certain art, craft, musical vision and an equally high level of skill. An attractive stage presence is also impo...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :22
Caption: James Ehnes
Each piece of music contains a certain degree of instruction from the composer as to how they want their music played. Some composers are more spe...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :26
Caption: Jaime Laredo
Twenty-eight* years after his death, pianist Glenn Gould remains one of the most highly revered performers the classical music world has ever known...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :24
Caption: Jaime Laredo
You’ve probably heard the expression, “Jack of all trades; master of none.” Well, meet Jaime Laredo. He’s universally recognized as a master viol...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :23
Caption: Jaime Laredo
Music is about relationships between the performer and the audience and also between individual instruments. One of music’s most satisfying relati...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :23
Caption: Jaime Laredo
Viola jokes were once all the rage, but Jaime Laredo is one viola player who never took offense. Use this clip to introduce violist, violinist and...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :21
Caption: Jaime Laredo
Twenty-eight* years after his death, pianist Glenn Gould remains one of the most highly respected performers the classical music world has ever kno...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :23
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The pop superstar has a new Gospel album!

Bought by KPSQ-LP, KALH, KPVL, KEOS, and WXXI


  • Added: Nov 22, 2010
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Misha Dichter, Credit: Stefan Cohen
How do musicians choose their repertoire? It’s not just about personal preferences. Pianist Misha Dichter says, sometimes, it’s about anatomy. U...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
  • Length: :27
Caption: Misha Dichter, Credit: Stefan Cohen
How fast should Beethoven be played? Pianist Misha Dichter usually believes in following the composer’s instructions. But with Beethoven he’s not...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
  • Length: :24
Caption: Frank Peter Zimmermann
The organic food market has a musical equivalent: according to violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann, it’s called “Mozart.” Use this 22 second clip to ...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
  • Length: :22
Caption: Frank Peter Zimmermann
Perhaps you’ve heard the saying, “opposites attract.” That’s the case for violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann when he’s asked to name his two favorit...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
  • Length: :28
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An hour with Blues stalwart and former bass player for The Rolling Stones!

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  • Added: Oct 14, 2010
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Yuja Wang
Composer Domenico Scarlatti was Italian, but when pianist Yuja Wang plays his Sonata in E Major, she sees Spain. Use this 23 second clip to introdu...

Bought by KVLU


  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :23
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kristjan Järvi, Credit: Peter Rigaud
There are several ways to get to know a composer – the most effective way is to listen, and listen a lot, to the music. But when the composer is s...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :29
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
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