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Caption: Yuja Wang
Some say Ravel’s “La Valse” is a tribute to the famous Viennese dance form – while others say Ravel creates something quite dark, especially when t...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2010
  • Length: :18
Caption: Ira Glass, Credit: Jesse Michener
Public radio superstar host Ira Glass switches seats and becomes guest on The Naked American Songbook.

  • Added: Aug 07, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Yuja Wang
Two of the works on pianist Yuja Wang’s recent CD are orchestral works, transcribed for piano. For her performance of (La Valse by Ravel) ... (Thr...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2010
  • Length: :24
Caption: Lukasz Kuropaczewski, Credit: Lukasz Kuropaczewski
This week’s edition of Classical Guitar Alive! features 2016 interviews with Polish guitar virtuoso Lukasz Kuropaczewski, and Oklahoma City Univers...

Bought by KTXK, KACU, WETS, KWBU, WDPR and more


  • Added: Apr 13, 2016
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 35
Caption: Yuja Wang
Yuja Wang’s new CD is called “Transformation,” and each piece on the recording undergoes a transforming process. Some of those transformations are...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :24
Caption: Pascal Rogé
Oboe players fuss over their reeds, trumpet players worry about their lips and string players guard their instruments and their bows. Pianists fre...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :17
Caption: Pascal Rogé
You can take the Frenchman out of France, but you can never take the “French” out of the Frenchman – at least not with pianist Pascal Rogé. And wh...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :24
Caption: Pascal Rogé
Ask 20 musicians why they make music, and you’re likely to get 20 different answers, from the profound, to the mysterious to the matter-of-fact. F...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :28
Caption: Yuja Wang
Pianist Yuja Wang has a CD that includes a Theme and Variations and two orchestral works that have been transcribed for piano. But that’s not the ...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2010
  • Length: :21
Caption: Ann Ireland's novel, "The Blue Guitar" , Credit: Dundurn Books
This week’s edition of Classical Guitar Alive! features an interview with Ann Ireland, author of the novel “The Blue Guitar,” a story about an inte...

Bought by WICR, Interlochen Public Radio, KBYU/BYU Radio, Delmarva Public Radio, WEKU and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 38
Caption: Yuja Wang
After a performer learns the notes and digs deep to find out what’s at the heart of the music, he or she is ready to go on stage. But there’s one ...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2010
  • Length: :23
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“Exploring with Robert McAlmon” is a three-episode series of fiction and poetry by one of the lesser-known Modernists. Born in 1895, McAlmon grew u...

  • Added: May 04, 2015
  • Length: 55:54
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Classical superstar violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Jeremy Denk join WQXR’s Elliott Forrest in the WQXR studios to preview their new recording, F...

Bought by WDPR and KUHF


  • Added: May 20, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
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“Exploring with Robert McAlmon” is a three-episode series of fiction and poetry by one of the lesser-known Modernists. McAlmon has been called a le...

  • Added: May 11, 2015
  • Length: 01:03:45
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A dynamic jazz singer demonstrates how she used to imitate Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan -- and why she put imitation behind her as she found h...

Bought by KVNF, PRX Remix, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KMHD, WHQR and more


  • Added: Mar 09, 2004
  • Length: 03:52
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Carol Wincenc, Credit: Cori Wells Braun
Flutist Carol Wincenc has been around – standing in front of the orchestra, playing a wide range of chamber music with the who’s who of classical m...

  • Added: May 30, 2010
  • Length: :15
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On this edition of Don't Cha Know, Richard Hammergren WSU jazz WSU professor and professional musician stops by to update us on The Black Tie Jazz ...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2011
  • Length: 28:30
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Robert McAlmon was a ubiquitous presence among the “Lost Generation” of American expatriate writers during the 1920s and ’30s in Paris. Bisexual, h...

  • Added: May 18, 2015
  • Length: 58:25
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 KBYU/BYU Radio


  • Added: Aug 31, 2006
  • Length: :20
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: James Ehnes
Playing music on stage requires a certain art, craft, musical vision and an equally high level of skill. An attractive stage presence is also impo...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :22
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: James Ehnes
Each piece of music contains a certain degree of instruction from the composer as to how they want their music played. Some composers are more spe...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :26
Caption: Midori
Violinist Midori has two powerful loves in her life: music and children. She leads two foundations that seek to improve the quality of life for c...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
  • Length: :27
Caption: Janine Jansen
With Concertos – who’s in charge... the soloist or the conductor? Violinist Janine Jansen prefers it when both she and the conductor avoid taking ...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2010
  • Length: :28
Caption: Semyon Bychkov
Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff suffered the musical equivalent of writer’s block for three agonizing years. When he finally emerged from his creativ...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2010
  • Length: :22