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Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich spent most of his entire creative life worrying about whether his government was going to send him to jail or...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Oct 02, 2006
  • Length: :22
  • Purchases: 2
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20th century Russian composers like Dmitri Shostakovich were expected to write what the Party defined as "proper" Russian music. And even though S...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2008
  • Length: :27
Caption: Andrew Litton, Credit: Steve J. Sherman
Normally, Andrew Litton does not delve too deeply into a composer's life story and history when he prepares to conduct that composer's music. He m...

Bought by KBYU/BYU Radio


  • Added: Jul 25, 2009
  • Length: :27
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Paavo Järvi, Credit: Photo by Lang Photography
Shostakovich is an important part of Paavo Jarvi's repertoire. Although the composer's music often tells the story of Russian history and politics...

Bought by KBYU/BYU Radio


  • Added: Jun 27, 2009
  • Length: :25
  • Purchases: 1
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The political difficulties that ruled the life of Russian composer, Dmitri Shostakovich were more than just minor aggravations. His refusal to fol...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2008
  • Length: :27
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: Bernard Haitink
Conductor Bernard Haitink talks about the musical strength and support he gets when he conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In addition to bei...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2008
  • Length: :22
Caption: Michael Tilson Thomas
The PBS Series, "Keeping Score" returned with a series of three programs, each devoted to a single composer and one of their pivotal pieces of musi...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2009
  • Length: :34
Caption: Michael Tilson Thomas
The PBS Series, "Keeping Score" returned with a series of three programs, each devoted to a single composer and one of their pivotal pieces of musi...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2009
  • Length: :30
Caption: Michael Tilson Thomas
"Keeping Score" is the incredible PBS music series that redefines everything we ever knew about "music education" and "music appreciation." The se...

Bought by PRX Demo Station


  • Added: Sep 27, 2009
  • Length: :26
  • Purchases: 1
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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, WSKG, WUIS, and Iowa Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Joshua Bell
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 WFSU, KVNO, and WMNR


  • Added: Jul 27, 2011
  • Length: 02:19
  • Purchases: 3
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For your Fundraising campaign, pianist Olli Mustonen talks about the privilege and responsibility of enjoying an association with classical music. ...

Bought by KVNO, WMNR, WUIS, and Iowa Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :31
  • Purchases: 4
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For your Fundraising campaign, violinist Vadim Gluzman encourages your listeners to complete the listening-funding connection. Use this 27 second ...

Bought by KVNO and WMNR


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :27
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: José Serebrier
For your Fundraising campaign, José Serebrier reminds listeners we all speak, hear and understand the universal music of language. Use this 22 sec...

Bought by KVNO, WMNR, and KRPS


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :22
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Midori
Violinist Midori is celebrating her 28th year of music making – and one of her recent projects includes playing more contemporary music. Playing n...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
  • Length: :21
Caption: Semyon Bychkov
Do you have to be American to play Jazz? Or Viennese to play a waltz, or French to play... any French music? The answer is “no.” But conductor S...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2010
  • Length: :25
Caption: Michael Tilson Thomas
The PBS Series, "Keeping Score" returned with a series of three programs, each devoted to a single composer and one of their pivotal pieces of musi...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2009
  • Length: :26
Caption: Sarah Chang
In the middle of her busy international career, and a somewhat hectic concert season, violinist Sarah Chang took a moment along the way to stop, sm...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2009
  • Length: :24
Caption: José Serebrier
You may have heard that the future of the recording industry is somewhat up in the air as new technologies make it possible to access music in new ...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2009
  • Length: :22
Caption: José Serebrier
Conductor Arturo Toscanini was known as the poster child for bad behavior on the podium. Fortunately, the days of the yelling, screaming, raging t...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2009
  • Length: :25
Caption: Sarah Chang
How does the musical life of a child prodigy begin? For Sarah Chang, playing the violin was simply a hobby. Use this 24 second clip to introduce ...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Mar 28, 2007
  • Length: :25
  • Purchases: 2
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Overnight success does happen but it's more myth than reality. Violinist Sarah Chang made her debut when she was 8 years old. Her success that ev...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Mar 28, 2007
  • Length: :18
  • Purchases: 2
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Audiences are thrilled by young musicians, especially child prodigies who toss off virtuosic phrases with childlike ease and exuberance. Violinist...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Mar 28, 2007
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 2