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In November 2019, Houston-based artist Trenton Doyle Hancock brings his mythological “Moundverse” to Miami. Locust Projects gives over the entire s...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 18:03
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This week on the show: Change yourself A new romantic partner changes everything, doesn’t it? Not according to a study on Germans. Also, a stream...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jake Kolatis of The Casualties, Credit: Adrien de Martini
Bobby podcasts from Jersey City Tattoo Co., located in downtown Jersey City, with Jake Kolatis, guitarist of the New York City hardcore punk band, ...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2013
  • Length: 30:19
Caption: Sasha Mercedes, Credit: Rachel Schroeder
Sasha Mercedes is a talented singer/songwriter that grew up in northern Minnesota, and currently makes her home in Minneapolis. Her story is very i...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Oct 30, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
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"There’s a certain thing on the bandstand that every now and then – not every night, not every composition – there comes a point when the collectiv...

Bought by WMOT, Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, WNCU, and 90.5 WSNC


  • Added: Nov 11, 2011
  • Length: 15:31
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Susie Ibarra
“I understand Filipino Kulintang, it's melodic phrasing, how it moves linearly, very similar to how perhaps bebop moves in jazz…there’s a lot of si...

Bought by Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, 90.5 WSNC, and KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: May 31, 2011
  • Length: 10:53
  • Purchases: 4
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A new album from a towering diva of the Blues!

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


  • Added: Jun 21, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Mark Elder, Credit: Shelia Rock
Where will we find the next generation of classical music listeners and classical music fans? Conductor Mark Elder says they're in school right no...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2010
  • Length: :25
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Perfect Pitch, Autism, and Savants. Is there a music connection? Therapist Susan Rancer, RMT shares her experiences.

  • Added: Oct 24, 2009
  • Length: 29:03
Caption: John Corigliano
Before a new piece of music is played for the first time – before it is judged either a masterpiece or a disaster, it exists in a state of musical ...

  • Added: May 29, 2009
  • Length: :19
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It's hard to describe the magical dialogue that takes place between the strings and the winds at the beginning of the Symphony No. 2 by Sibelius. ...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2008
  • Length: :25
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When describing Beethoven's astonishing accomplishments as a composer, it's hard to know where to start. Pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy ...

Bought by WETS


  • Added: Sep 30, 2008
  • Length: :26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ivan Fischer, Credit: Courtesy of the Budapest Festival Orchestra
Who knows where inspiration truly comes from? It's different for anyone, but inspiration can strike anytime. Conductor Ivan Fischer says Mahler o...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2008
  • Length: :32
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Drummer along San Francisco Embarcadero plays his homemade drum kit everyday for amazed crowds.

Bought by WILL


  • Added: Jun 02, 2008
  • Length: 05:33
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Orli Shaham, Credit: Photo by Christian Steiner
Pianist Orli Shaham's most recent recording is an all-Mozart disc she made with her brother Gil. She's played Mozart all of her life, and fittingl...

Bought by WHRV


  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: :27
  • Purchases: 1
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March is Bach's birthday month - and while there are plenty of sounds to celebrate, pianist Murray Perahia also likes to celebrate the spirit in th...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2008
  • Length: :21
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Although pianist Murray Perahia plays music that's 2 to 3 hundred years old, he'll be the first to tell you listening to classical music isn't alwa...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2008
  • Length: :22
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On the surface, it may seem like there is a world of difference between Beethoven's lighter, and light hearted Symphony No. 8 and his monumental Sy...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2007
  • Length: :20
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How much do you need to know and understand to enjoy classical music? Olli Mustonen is best known as a pianist, but he also conducts and composes ...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2007
  • Length: :25
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Athletes are often role models, as are some politicians and teachers. And musicians, like pianist Awadagin Pratt, can be considered role models as...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: May 01, 2007
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 1
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The ideal job is one that's also your favorite hobby. Conductor Andrew Litton says making music is both his job and his passion - and both come wi...

Bought by WITF, WFCR, and WBST


  • Added: Sep 28, 2006
  • Length: :27
  • Purchases: 3
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All her life, Evelyn Glennie dreamed of becoming a solo percussionist, with the ardent support of family and friends. When it came time to make he...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Sep 26, 2006
  • Length: :32
  • Purchases: 2
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It's one of those tunes you've heard a hundred times but never really caught the name. Guitarist Sharon Isbin introduces Memories of the Alhambra ...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Sep 07, 2006
  • Length: :35
  • Purchases: 2
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At the one year anniversary observance of 911, Guitarist Sharon Isbin was invited to perform at Ground Zero during the reading of the names of the ...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Sep 07, 2006
  • Length: :32
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
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 BYU radio/KUMT/KBYU-FM


  • Added: Aug 31, 2006
  • Length: :20
  • Purchases: 3