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Caption: The New Wave Time Trippers rocking white Levis., Credit: Nicky Ouellet
The New Wave Time Trippers are not your typical '80s cover band. For one, they're good. For another, they're dominating a little town so far north,...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 09, 2015
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 1
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Three short "Moments" featuring 2014 NEA Jazz Master, Jamey Aebersold. Narrated by Mark Ruffin of The Real Jazz channel on Sirius-XM, we learn abou...

Bought by Harford Community Radio, WICR, KJZX, WART FM, WUSF and more


  • Added: Dec 12, 2013
  • Length: 02:57
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Yasmine Gustafsson
Bullying isn't an American phenomenon. In Sweden, a federally-appointed bullying ombudsman will sue a school district for not sheltering students f...

Bought by Listenwise, New Hampshire Public Radio, and WNPR


  • Added: Feb 21, 2012
  • Length: 04:44
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Dame Evelyn Glennie
For your Fundraising campaign, percussionist Evelyn Glennie honors your listener-supporters. Use this 17 second clip as a fundraising message duri...

Bought by WWNO, KVNO, WMNR, Spokane Public Radio, and Kansas Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 27, 2011
  • Length: :18
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Catrin Finch
For your Fundraising campaign, harpist Catrin Finch reminds your listeners they can always find classical music, sometimes with a twist, on your st...

Bought by WWNO, KVNO, WMNR, and KUHF


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :25
  • Purchases: 4
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For your Fundraising campaign, violinists Gil Shaham and Hilary Han make the case for supporting classical music on Public Radio. Use this 29 seco...

Bought by KVNO, WMNR, NPR Illinois, and Iowa Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :29
  • Purchases: 4
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For your Fundraising campaign, conductor Riccardo Muti invites your listeners to support classical music new and old -- and the classical music yet...

Bought by KVNO, WMNR, WLRH, NPR Illinois, and Iowa Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :14
  • Purchases: 5
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For your Fundraising campaign, violinist Sarah Chang invites your listeners to support classical music on your station. Use this 12 second clip as...

Bought by KVNO, WMNR, and WEKU


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :12
  • Purchases: 3
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For your On-Air Fundraising: these pieces have been designed to give stations three options for using and creating a fundraising spot with a major ...

Bought by KVNO and WMNR


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 2
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For your On-Air Fundraising: these pieces have been designed to give stations three options for using and creating a fundraising spot with a major ...

Bought by KVNO, WMNR, KCSC, Texas Public Radio, KRPS and more


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Yefim Bronfman
For your Fundraising campaign, pianist Yefim Bronfman reminds listeners we all speak, hear and understand the universal language of music. Use thi...

Bought by KVNO and WMNR


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :27
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The King's Singers, Credit: Marco Borgreve
It’s hard to point to just one reason behind the artistic success of the King’s Singers, but their approach to Christmas music is a fine place to s...

Bought by PRX Demo Station


  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :23
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The King's Singers, Credit: Marco Borgreve
It started a few years ago; two legendary choral groups got together to do one of the things they do best: Christmas music. The union of the six ...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :25
Caption: The King's Singers, Credit: Marco Borgreve
Leonard Cohen’s song “Hallelujah,” despite its title, does not necessarily offer a religious point of view. The song includes one section with a s...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :25
Caption: James Ehnes
When something has been around for a while and has become extremely popular, it can be easy to take it for granted. The Violin Concerto by Max Bru...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :18
Caption: James Ehnes
Some consider the Violin Concerto by American composer Samuel Barber to be the quintessential American violin concerto. Violinist James Ehnes says...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :19
Caption: James Ehnes
Some musicians emote and move around on stage more than others. There’s nothing wrong with classical music performers putting on a show, but violi...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :26
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: 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: Misha Dichter, Credit: Stefan Cohen
You can make the piano sound loud and thunderous in two ways. There’s the “pounding and banging” school, but that can create a kind of musical mus...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
  • Length: :24
Caption: Misha Dichter, Credit: Stefan Cohen
The term “virtuoso” has come to mean many things over the years. These days, it seems to describe someone who can play very, very fast, but not ne...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
  • Length: :28
Caption: Mark Elder, Credit: Shelia Rock
Recordings serve as a permanent record, and most musicians only want their best performances preserved for a lifetime. While some seek perfection ...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
  • Length: :19
Caption: Mark Elder, Credit: Shelia Rock
Brigg Fair is one of the shining musical lights from the composing pen of Frederick Delius. Mark Elder loves his music, but says it needs a little...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
  • Length: :28
Caption: Mark Elder, Credit: Shelia Rock
How does a conductor or any musician for that matter, choose the right tempo. How fast, or how slow, should the music go? Conductor Mark Elder fi...

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