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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Added: Dec 01, 2006
  • Length: :26
  • Purchases: 2