Leonard Slatkin


Leonard Slatkin: Why I Invited Listeners to Snap Photos During a Concert

Friday, February 28, 2014

Leonard Slatkin says he's been surprising patrons during the Detroit Symphony's six-date Florida tour by inviting them to take photos of the performances on their phones.
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Albums of the Week

New Releases: Ravel Orchestral Music, Chopin and Graupner

Sunday, January 12, 2014

This week, we feature a some of Ravel's glittering orchestral works, the pianist Rafał Blechacz playing Chopin, and music by Bach contemporary Christoph Graupner.

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Live Broadcasts

On-Demand Audio: Detroit Symphony Presents an Ives Immersion

Friday, May 10, 2013

Join us tonight at 7:30 pm for a live broadcast of the Detroit Symphony in an all-Charles Ives program.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Slatkin on Conducting

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Conductor Leonard Slatkin explains what it is exactly that conductors do for a living. In Conducting Business, he brings this most mysterious of jobs to life for the music lover as well as for the aspiring maestro, and tells tales of some of the most fascinating people in the musical world, including Frank Sinatra, Leonard Bernstein, and John Williams.

Maestro Slatkin is conducting the Detroit Symphony in two concerts as part of the Spring for Music Festival at Carnegie Hall Thursday and Friday. WQXR is broadcasting these concerts live, as well as distributing them nationally.


Live Broadcasts

On-Demand Audio: Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Listen to the archived broadcast of the Detroit Symphony's first Spring for Music concert, featuring Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins, plus music of Rachmaninoff and Ravel.

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After Upheaval, Detroit Symphony Charts a New Course

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's performances at the 2013 Spring for Music festival represent a dramatic reversal of fortunes, and one that can only happen among modern-day American orchestras.

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Top Five Sibling Rivalries in Classical Music

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Jim Harbaugh coaches the 49ers while his older brother John helms the Ravens. Before both meet up Sunday in the Super Bowl, we consider some of classical music's big sibling rivalries.

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Studio 360

Star-making, National Anthem, Stunt Double

Saturday, February 02, 2002

We meet the creative people who make your favorite stars shine. Kurt Andersen and Artemis Records chairman Danny Goldberg talk about life behind the stars and how to attract a spotlight while avoiding it yourself. Pianists share the joys and frustrations of accompanying world class musicians, and a Hollywood stunt ...