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.
Joseph Calleja performed a Tiny Desk Concert November 26.
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March 24, 2014 He's a young tenor with an old-school style and all the world's top opera houses want him. Calleja's expressive shading and dynamic control hearken back to an earlier era — and he's funny.
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Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic celebrate the 10th anniversary of Walt Disney Concert Hall in a special gala concert.
October 2, 2013 Ten years ago, architect Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall opened its doors. Conductor Gustavo Dudamel celebrates the occasion with classics, plus a new percussion concerto.
September 20, 2013 Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon from Deceptive Cadence.
The Boston Pops rehearses for its Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular on July 3, 2012, at the Charles River Esplanade.
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June 29, 2013 In the 1970s, the Boston Pops effectively turned the 1812 Overture into an Independence Day staple. The music director and executive producer of the orchestra's annual Fireworks Spectacular explain how and why.
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Van Cliburn in concert in 1993.
March 4, 2013 Van Cliburn competition winners remember the great pianist, who died last month at age 78. See silver medalist Joyce Yang play for Cliburn — and his unforgettably moving response.
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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Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov — a once-in-a-generation artist at just 21?
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September 18, 2012 A blazingly talented young Russian pianist and prizewinner records the concerto that's become his calling card.
July 27, 2012 Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.
A Civil War cannon with American flags in Kennesaw, Ga.
June 24, 2012 Boston Conservatory professor Jan Swafford explains how a piece written to celebrate a Russian war victory became the theme song for American independence.
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The Pavel Haas Quartet live at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall on April 27, 2012.
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April 27, 2012 Hear the group the Times of London has called "the world's most exciting string quartet" in music by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Smetana, live from the intimate Weill Recital Hall.
Violinist Daniel Hope (second from left) gathers fellow string players at the 2012 Savannah Music Festival for a concert of Russian chamber music.
April 3, 2012 Violinist Daniel Hope and friends play a sun-splashed Tchaikovsky travelogue.
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December 16, 2011 Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon from Deceptive Cadence.
George Balanchine's 'The Nutcracker.'
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December 14, 2011 Reflections on New York City Ballet's first HD simulcast at movie theaters nationwide.
Pianist Daniil Trifonov makes his Carnegie Hall main stage debut with the Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev on October 11, 2011.
October 11, 2011 The superb Valery Gergiev led his forces in Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Prokofiev-- and help introduce a promising young Russian pianist to American audiences.
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