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The teenage violinist Gil Shaham was well on his way to a promising career, when one day he received a surprise opportunity that immediately change...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Sep 25, 2006
  • Length: :31
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Gil Shaham
Violinist Gil Shaham calls the Octet for Strings by Mendelssohn “a mind blowing achievement.” What makes it so great? He says it’s a case, at lea...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2010
  • Length: :28
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When violinist Gil Shaham plays recitals with his sister Orli Shaham, members of the audience are often the victims of an innocent case of mistaken...

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  • Added: May 29, 2007
  • Length: :18
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gil Shaham
On his new CD, violinist Gil Shaham is joined by members of the Sejong Soloists. They’re a mini-chamber orchestra that got started when the player...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2010
  • Length: :25
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Violinist Gil Shaham plays with his sister Orli and her husband, conductor David Robertson. He also performs with his wife, violinist Adele Anthon...

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  • Added: May 30, 2007
  • Length: :25
  • Purchases: 1
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Violinist Gil Shaham says Prokofiev "never wrote a bad note." But in Prokofiev's First Violin Sonata, Shaham is drawn more to the Sonata's back st...

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  • Added: May 30, 2007
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gil Shaham
Some music sounds and looks easy, but that’s often not the case. Violinist Gil Shaham says the Violin Concertos by Haydn are not for beginners. Us...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2010
  • Length: :27
Caption: Gil Shaham
Sarasate’s Ziguenerweisen – or “Gypsy Airs” – is a work that is often played with an extroverted romantic passion. On his most recent recording of...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2010
  • Length: :24
Caption: Gil Shaham
We know Haydn, the wonderful composer of symphonies and string quartets, but did you know he also wrote some terrific Violin Concertos? Violinist ...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2010
  • Length: :25
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Gil Shaham's violin has enjoyed a noteworthy history, including time spent in the company of a famous Baroque composer and a forward thinking count...

Bought by WITF, WFCR, PRX Administrator, and KBYU/BYU Radio


  • Added: Aug 31, 2006
  • Length: :37
  • Purchases: 4
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
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Violinist Gil Shaham became an overnight success when he filled in for Itzhak Perlman at the last moment. Excited after a champagne sipping flight...

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  • Added: May 30, 2007
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Orli Shaham, Credit: Photo by Christian Steiner
When it comes to talking to members of your immediate family, can you be direct, or do you need to walk on egg shells? Brother and sister musician...

  • Added: May 31, 2008
  • Length: :18
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Have you ever wondered how a performer chooses the music they'll play and record? For Gil Shaham, it's simply a case of love at first hearing. Us...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Sep 02, 2006
  • Length: :18
  • Purchases: 2
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While Nicolo Paganini's violin playing brought him enormous prestige and adoration from his many female admirers, he also got around on the guitar....

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  • Added: Sep 25, 2006
  • Length: :29
  • Purchases: 2
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Violinist Gil Shaham is spending much of this year playing Brahms. Whether it's the Sonatas, the Violin Concerto or the Double Concerto, it's alwa...

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  • Added: May 30, 2007
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 1
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When you love your work, it's more than just a "job." And that's certainly the case with many musicians, including violinist Gil Shaham (SHAH-hahm)...

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  • Added: May 31, 2007
  • Length: :32
  • Purchases: 2
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Who comes first, the composer or the performer? Despite his best intentions, violinist Gil Shaham says it's impossible to stay personally detache...

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  • Added: May 29, 2007
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gil Shaham
For your Fundraising campaign, violinist Gil Shaham endorses Public Radio as a wonderful musical meeting place. Use this 20 second clip as a fundr...

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


  • Added: Jul 27, 2011
  • Length: :20
  • Purchases: 6
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For your Fundraising campaign, Violinist Gil Shaham talks about the constant presence classical music has played in his life, from childhood to the...

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


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 17
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For your Fundraising campaign, Violinist Gil Shaham talks about the importance of classical music -- the special life memories it brings back to us...

Bought by KVNO, WMNR, KUHF, WEKU, WUIS and more


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :31
  • Purchases: 17
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Prokofiev's two Violin Sonatas, in music and mood, represent the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of Violin Sonatas. The first is dark and even contains a ...

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  • Added: May 29, 2007
  • Length: :18
  • 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, New Hampshire Public Radio, Kansas Public Radio, KUHF and more


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: :58
  • Purchases: 11
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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, KRPS, WEKU, WUIS and more


  • Added: Dec 31, 2010
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Gil Shaham
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, and Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Jul 27, 2011
  • Length: 02:25
  • Purchases: 3