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Vocalist and songwriter Gretchen Parlato's music is introspective and crafted with a knowing touch. Winner of the 2004 Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocalis...

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


  • Added: Aug 09, 2012
  • Length: 15:06
  • Purchases: 4
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George Wein, founder of the Newport Jazz Festival, has created countless festivals worldwide and can be connected to every important jazz musician ...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2012
  • Length: 15:27
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"...This country lookin' guy was standing there in the door, waiting for me to tell him what to do. So I said, 'play something!' He took out his ...

Bought by KMUW, WMOT, Delmarva Public Radio, and KREV-LP


  • Added: Jul 26, 2012
  • Length: 19:40
  • Purchases: 4
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"There’s an interesting thing that happens. You prepare a piece. You rehearse it. It sounds perfect...And you go out and play it on the first night...

Bought by Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, WNCU, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 20, 2012
  • Length: 16:42
  • Purchases: 4
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"I had moved to New York and spent a couple of years here scuffling around. I was getting a little discouraged, playing a lot of weddings. It wasn'...

Bought by WMOT, Delmarva Public Radio, and KREV-LP


  • Added: Apr 20, 2012
  • Length: 13:41
  • Purchases: 3
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: Vadim Repin
Rachmaninoff is known for writing expressive and engaging melodies. That's certainly the case with his Elegiac Trio No. 1. Violinist Vadim Repin ...

Bought by BYU radio/KUMT/KBYU-FM


  • Added: Nov 30, 2009
  • Length: :20
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Joshua Bell
Violinist Joshua Bell has a CD – "At Home with Friends" – where he recaptures the musical get-togethers he hosts in his Manhattan home with friends...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: :22
Caption: Pascal Roge
Pianist Pascal Roge has fond memories of his student days at the Paris Conservatory. He studied with Marguerite Long, who was one of Debussy's fav...

Bought by BYU radio/KUMT/KBYU-FM


  • Added: Oct 29, 2009
  • Length: :23
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Angela Cheng, Credit: Lisa Kohler
Pianist Angela Cheng, like many people, has a thing for Mozart -- his symphonies, his piano concertos and his uncanny ability with first drafts. S...

Bought by WHRV


  • Added: Jul 27, 2009
  • Length: :22
  • Purchases: 1
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
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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Teacher By Day, Rapper By Night

  • Added: Jun 05, 2008
  • Length: 05:51
Caption: Richard Stoltzman
The "what if" question game is always an interesting game to play. What if Leonard Bernstein had pursued composing over conducting? What would he...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: May 01, 2007
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 1
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The "Nocturne" in Classical Music refers to music for night time. Pianist Alexander Kobrin says that Chopin's Nocturnes explore and illustrate man...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Sep 02, 2006
  • Length: :21
  • Purchases: 2
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Evelyn Glennie may be one of the only full-time percussion soloists, but she reminds us we all have some kind of drum in our past. Use this 21 sec...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Sep 02, 2006
  • Length: :21
  • Purchases: 2