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Jonathan Carney is the concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
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April 8, 2014 What is a concertmaster? The orchestra's lead violinist who plays all those tricky solos. Test your knowledge of fiddling against Jonathan Carney, concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony.
Lisa Batiashvili plays the Stradivarius used to help birth Brahms' great Violin Concerto in D.
March 19, 2013 New albums of music by the "Three Bs" prove that going back to the basics has its advantages. Hear a sweet-toned violin concerto, an audacious piano sonata and a solo cello suite caressed by a lute.
Glenn Gould would have turned 80 years old on Sept. 25. His legacy includes much more than the music of J.S. Bach.
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September 25, 2012 Hear the iconic pianist play a wide range of music, from Brahms and Gibbons to Schoenberg and Strauss.
What happens when musicians slow the music way down?
August 20, 2012 It's good to take it easy during the dog days of summer. But how slow is too slow in classical music?
May 23, 2012 Violinist Gil Shaham joined conductor Franz Welser-Möst and the orchestra for Brahms' Violin Concerto plus the Shostakovich Sixth and the New York premiere of Kaija Saariaho's 'Laterna Magica.'
The new album by The Knights, A Second of Silence, celebrates Schubert and more modern but like-minded composers.
May 5, 2012 NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin an eclectic mix of new classical releases.
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February 10, 2012 Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.
Vocal duets by Brahms took pianist Jonathan Biss by surprise.
February 7, 2012 The pianist thought he knew his Brahms, but then he heard something completely unfamiliar.
Pianist Alessio Bax has a passion for Bach and Rachmaninoff.
November 10, 2011 From delicate Bach to thundering Rachmaninoff, hear the young pianist perform in the APM studio.
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Violinist David McCarroll, pianist Richard Goode and cellist Andrew Janss rehearse Brahms at the 2011 Marlboro Festival in Vermont.
August 3, 2011 At the 60-year-old festival, the journey through rehearsal is as important as reaching the final destination when it comes to practicing a piece of music.
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