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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge processing out of their wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey in April 2011.
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March 26, 2013 Hear the march that accompanied the wedding of William and Kate — and Charles and Diana: William Walton's Crown Imperial, originally written for the Duke of Windsor.
Composer Peter Lieberson wrote his Neruda Songs for his wife, mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.
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February 13, 2013 For centuries composers have written love letters, but not by scratching words on paper. Their language is music. Hear five passionate outpourings by the likes of Mahler, Elgar, Janáček and Peter Lieberson.
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Cellist Alisa Weilerstein
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December 4, 2012 The celebrated young American cellist walks us through her recording of this "devastating" concerto written just after the end of World War I. She collaborated with conductor Daniel Barenboim, whose late wife, Jacqueline du Pre, was the standard-bearer for this work.
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Cellist Alisa Weilerstein.
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November 6, 2012 Hear an excerpt of MacArthur "genius" cellist Alisa Weilerstein's excellent pairing of the Elgar Cello Concerto — recorded with Daniel Barenboim, whose late wife Jacqueline Du Pre's name was synonymous with this piece— and the cello concerto by Elliott Carter, who died yesterday at 103.
British composer Edward Elgar, seated at his desk at Severn House in Hampstead. His Symphony No. 1 was hailed as the best British symphony ever when it debuted in 1908.
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May 2, 2012 Conductor Marin Alsop muses on the enduring qualities of the English composer's first symphony.
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Don't mix up your mezzos and contraltos.
November 16, 2011 Learn to love our low-voiced lady opera singers who get to play everything from royalty to rivals.
Cellist Alisa Weilerstein.
May 27, 2011 A consummate artist even before she was out of her teens, 29-year-old Alisa Weilerstein has already been granted extraordinary opportunities, from playing for President Obama to taking on an iconic musical assignment.
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Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano, won the 2010 Gramophone Artist of the Year award.
October 4, 2010 The venerable British classical music magazine has announced winners in 24 categories.
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Hooray. It's Elephant Appreciation Day!
September 22, 2010 To mark National Elephant Appreciation day, test your wits with a "critter quiz." Your job? Match each musical example to the creature it represents.
Nikolaj Znaider plays a 1741 Guarneri once owned by the famed Fritz Kriesler.
January 28, 2010 Danish violinist Nikolaj Znaider plays one of the most famous fiddles around: a 1741 Guarneri del Gesu that once belonged to the beloved violinist and composer Fritz Kreisler. Hear Znaider play works by Kreisler in the WGBH studios.
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