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  • Added: Jan 23, 2013
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 3
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"Gigue" is the French word for jig -- how did this lively dance turn up in classical music?

Bought by WGBH Radio Boston, KVLU, and KUHF


  • Added: Dec 19, 2012
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Georg Philipp Telemann never studied composition — he taught himself how to write music. Hear about quite a few other self-taught composers.

Bought by WGBH Radio Boston, KVLU, and KUHF


  • Added: Dec 19, 2012
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Learn about the Baroque era, the time in which Georg Philipp Telemann composed.

Bought by WGBH Radio Boston, KVLU, and KUHF


  • Added: Dec 19, 2012
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 3

  • Added: Dec 19, 2012
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Carnegie Hall opened with a concert conducted by Piotr Tchaikovsky. The story of one of the world’s premier concert venues.

Bought by WGBH Radio Boston, WQXR, KUHF, and KVLU


  • Added: Nov 15, 2012
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Classical music that traditionally gets played during the Christmas season.

Bought by WGBH Radio Boston, WQXR, KUHF, and KVLU


  • Added: Nov 15, 2012
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 4

  • Added: Nov 15, 2012
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 6
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An exploration of ballet and Tchaikovsky's ballet compositions.

Bought by WMNR, WGBH Radio Boston, WQXR, KUHF, and KVLU


  • Added: Nov 15, 2012
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 5

  • Added: Nov 15, 2012
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 4

  • Added: Oct 16, 2012
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Defining the operetta with many examples including Bernstein's "Candide."

Bought by WGBH Radio Boston, KUHF, and KVLU


  • Added: Oct 16, 2012
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 3

  • Added: Oct 16, 2012
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 3

  • Added: Oct 16, 2012
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 3

  • Added: Sep 13, 2012
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Music by composers from Norway, Denmark and Sweden, plus Finland and Iceland too!

Bought by WGBH Radio Boston, KUHF, WQXR, and KVLU


  • Added: Sep 13, 2012
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Grieg wrote incidental music for Ibsen's play Peer Gynt. Here's the story.

Bought by KMXT, WGBH Radio Boston, KUHF, WQXR, and KVLU


  • Added: Sep 13, 2012
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 5

  • Added: Sep 13, 2012
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Fanny Mendelssohn, Felix Mendelssohn's older sister, was a talented pianist and composer too. A look at Fanny and other women composers.

Bought by WGBH Radio Boston, WQXR, and KUHF


  • Added: Aug 15, 2012
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Felix Mendelssohn was a child prodigy. Hear about other composers who started just as early -- or even earlier.

Bought by WGBH Radio Boston, WQXR, KUHF, and KVLU


  • Added: Aug 15, 2012
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 4
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A look at music inspired by the work of William Shakespeare.

Bought by WMNR, KUHF, WGBH Radio Boston, WQXR, KUHF and more


  • Added: Aug 15, 2012
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 6
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Mendelssohn's music illustrates many of the characters and situations in Shakespeare's, A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Bought by WGBH Radio Boston, WQXR, KUHF, and KVLU


  • Added: Aug 15, 2012
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 4

  • Added: Aug 15, 2012
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Ordinarily, if you want to perform with an orchestra you have to have years of musical experience and you have to go through a rigorous audition pr...

Bought by PRX Remix, WMPG, and KUT


  • Added: Jan 06, 2010
  • Length: 06:42
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Adam Larkey
Many of the musicians who perform at fiddlers' conventions and music festivals throughout southern Appalachia are, in fact, young kids.

Bought by WMMT, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, and WTIP


  • Added: Dec 04, 2009
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 3