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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: 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: 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
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: 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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In Classical Music, "Impressionism" means the music of Debussy and Ravel - and light washes of sound and pastel-like colors. Though impressionism ...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: Jun 20, 2007
  • Length: :23
  • Purchases: 1
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
Caption: Janine Jansen
For your Fundraising campaign, violinist Janine Jansen talks about musical storytelling. Use this 22 second clip as a fundraising message during yo...

Bought by WFSU, KVNO, WKCP, KFAI, Vermont Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 27, 2011
  • Length: :22
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Yuja Wang
For your Fundraising campaign, Pianist Yuja Wang talks about classical music as a transformational experience. Use this 18 second clip as a fundrai...

Bought by KVNO and WMNR


  • Added: Jul 27, 2011
  • Length: :18
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Yuja Wang
For your Fundraising campaign, pianist Yuja Wang has a reminder about the importance of listening and supporing classical music on Public Radio. Us...

Bought by KVNO and WMNR


  • Added: Jul 27, 2011
  • Length: :14
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jeremy Denk
For your Fundraising campaign, pianist - and blogger - Jeremy Denk compares classical music and broccoli. Use this 23 second clip as a fundraising ...

Bought by KVNO, WKCP, Vermont Public Radio, WMNR, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 27, 2011
  • Length: :23
  • Purchases: 6
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For your Fundraising campaign, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet talks about the power of music in his life and ours. Use this 27 second clip as a fundr...

Bought by KVNO and WMNR


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :27
  • Purchases: 2
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
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French pianist Pascal Roge enjoys a personal connection with French composers – not just because they come from French soil, but because they're so...

Bought by KBYU/BYU Radio


  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: :27
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
It's wonderful to have a large circle of friends, but the best friends are those who stand by you – the ones who've "got your back." Pianist Jean-...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2009
  • Length: :18
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Dutch violinist Janine Jansen comes from a musical family, and "family time" meant playing chamber music at home. She says working in that more in...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2008
  • Length: :24
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Every performer has their calling card or label for their style of playing. Some are known for raising the roof with virtuoso flash and fireworks;...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2008
  • Length: :24
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As one builds and then maintains a career, there's the hope we'll maintain enough of the passion that initially inspired our career choice. It's n...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2008
  • Length: :22
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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