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Caption: Mark Elder, Credit: Shelia Rock
When British conductor Mark Elder wants to give his orchestra some directions for tempo and inflection, his native language falls short... especial...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2010
  • Length: :24
Caption: Mark Elder, Credit: Shelia Rock
The price of concert tickets can be daunting, but conductor Mark Elder says there’s an even bigger obstacle to the concert going experience. It’s ...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
  • Length: :26
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
Where will we find the next generation of classical music listeners and classical music fans? Conductor Mark Elder says they're in school right no...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2010
  • Length: :25
Caption: Mark Elder, Credit: Shelia Rock
To clap or not to clap – that's the concert hall debate that continues to rage in various circles. In Beethoven and Mozart's day, applauding was w...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2010
  • Length: :23
Caption: Mark Elder, Credit: Shelia Rock
One of the things you might notice in recordings conducted by Mark Elder – especially with English music – is tempo. He plays British music faster...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
  • Length: :24
Caption: Mark Elder, Credit: Shelia Rock
Claude Debussy's music helped define the impressionist movement in music. The fuzzy borders and pastel swashes of color that Monet and Cezanne bro...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2010
  • Length: :24
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
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
Caption: Mark Elder, Credit: Shelia Rock
One thing you might notice in conductor Mark Elder’s recordings of British music is his choice of tempo. By British and recording standards, they ...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2010
  • Length: :27
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Virtuoso Voices is a collection of timely and topical sound bites from classical music's leading performers. Each sound bite (or clip) will bring your listeners an insider's perspective to the classical music they enjoy on your station. Virtuoso Voices offers classical music announcers an additional way to enhance their breaks by using the voice of the artist whose recording they're about to play on their shift.

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A national media project that invites people from all walks of life to write and speak aloud brief essays describing the core values that guide their lives.