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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
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The young pedal-steel master has a new album produced by T-Bone Burnett

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


  • Added: Nov 08, 2010
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Mass of maggots
One of the most disgusting creatures is in fact one of the most useful. Join Paula Kahumbu and Dino Martins on a smelly journey of discovery.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 31, 2010
  • Length: 03:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Misha Dichter, Credit: Stefan Cohen
A regular part of Misha Dichter’s performance schedule includes playing music for two pianos with his wife, Cipa Dichter. The two practically grew...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
  • Length: :23
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!

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


  • Added: Oct 14, 2010
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 7
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The harmonica master has a new album!

Bought by KPSQ-LP, KALH, KCSM, KMUW, KPVL and more


  • Added: Oct 11, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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
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