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Exploring Music

Under the Hood, Part I

Monday, April 13, 2015

Host Bill McGlaughlin explores the nuts and bolts of the symphony and takes you under the hood with works by Haydn, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and more.

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My Classical Podcast

Download Mozart's Symphony No. 38 'Prague': Andante

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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Radiolab

John Luther Adams

Friday, October 03, 2014

What's the soundtrack for the end of the world? We go looking for an answer.
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Exploring Music

The Symphony, Part 10

Monday, May 26, 2014

The latest addition of Exploring Music's series on the Symphony.

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Soundcheck

Smoke Weed With The Colorado Symphony This Summer

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Within the past week, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra has had the unusual distinction of being covered by such diverse outlets as NPR, Rolling Stone, High Times, GanjaNews.org -- and yes, Soundcheck. The reason? The orchestra announced that this summer, it’s planning three marijuana-themed events called “Classically Cannabis: The High Note Series.” We talk with Colorado Symphony Orchestra CEO Jerome Kern, who tells us, "We will do anything to gain support and audience for this organization, so long as it's legal." 

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Classics For Kids

Beethoven’s Symphonies

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The nine symphonies that Ludwig van Beethoven wrote changed the course of symphonic writing forever. Learn about this great music and the man who wrote it this week on Classics for Kids.

Showdown @ High Noon

You Choose: A Symphonic Berlioz Birthday Bash

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Hector Berlioz was born 210 years ago today, so today's Showdown offers up three of his symphonic works, all written during the same decade.

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Exploring Music

The Symphony, Part IX

Monday, August 19, 2013

In the next chapter of Exploring Music's survey of the symphony, host Bill McGlaughlin turns to Germany, Austria and France in the turbulent years after the Great War.

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Radiolab

A Head Full of Symphonies

Thursday, June 27, 2013

A neurologist issues a wild musical dare to a conductor and a ragtime piano player. One gives up almost instantly. But the other pulls off something that shouldn't be possible.

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Exploring Music

Outward Bound

Monday, June 03, 2013

Host Bill McGlaughlin explores the musical expressions of man as he travels through nature and beyond. Works include Beethoven's "Pastoral" Symphony, Strauss' "Alpine" Symphony and Villa-Lobos' Bachianas Brasileiras.

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Exploring Music

The Symphony, Part VII

Monday, April 08, 2013

Host Bill McGlaughlin's exploration of the symphony continues with a look at Russia's contributions, from Rubinstein and Rimsky through Glazunov and Gliere.

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New York Philharmonic This Week

Gilbert Conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 6

Thursday, April 04, 2013

New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert leads the orchestra in Mahler's epic Symphony No. 6. 

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Classics For Kids

The 'Farewell' Symphony

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Franz Joseph Haydn was a composer with a great sense of humor. Hear how he put this to good use in his "Farewell" Symphony and charmed his patron this week on Classics for Kids.

Classics For Kids

Haydn: Father of the Symphony

Saturday, March 09, 2013

It’s not for nothing that Franz Joseph Haydn is known as the "father of the symphony" — he wrote more than 100 of them. This week Classics for Kids takes a listen to the symphonies by this prolific composer.

Exploring Music

The Symphony, Part VI

Monday, January 28, 2013

The symphony has been fertile ground for composers throughout history and around the world. This week, host Bill McGlaughlin will follow its development in France in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

Leopold Stokowski, the Maestro, Advocates for Accessible, Affordable Art

Friday, January 04, 2013

WNYC

In a 1962 interview, Leopold Stokowski discusses his founding of the American Symphony Orchestra with WNYC's Seymour Siegel, calling for more emphasis on the arts. 

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Soundcheck

Underwhelming Tenors and Dancing Orchestras: Anne Midgette's 2012 Music Survey

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Washington Post classical music critic Anne Midgette shares some of her musical favorites from the past year -- including a dancing orchestra (seriously, watch the video). And, she takes aim at some opera crossover artists who aren't living up to their own hype. 

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Fishko Files

Symphonies that Swing

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Since jazz began, composers have had the impulse to “jazz up” the more traditional symphony orchestra. Has it been a happy partnership between the two styles? Here is the next Fishko Files…

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Exploring Music

Too Darn Big

Monday, December 17, 2012

This week Exploring Music is ascending some of the most colossal musical mountains in existence: works such as Schoenberg's Gurrelieder and Havergal Brian's Gothic Symphony, which are (usually) too big to program on the show.

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New York Philharmonic This Week

Kurt Masur Conducts Brahms

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Music Director Emeritus Kurt Masur leads the New York Philharmonic in an all-Brahms program.

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