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A bee at work.
August 25, 2011 Catch the buzz: Commentator Miles Hoffman finds gorgeous musical evocations of the lowly bumblebee.
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Violinist Julia Fischer.
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June 28, 2011 A lovely new recording by violinist Julia Fischer contains an unexpected emotional resonance, due to her conductor's premature death.
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Conductor Carlos Kalmar leads the Oregon Symphony in music inspired by war.
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May 12, 2011 Hear the orchestra perform works possessed with the turbulent spirit of war, including music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten, Charles Ives and John Adams.
May 22, 2009 Memorial Day might signal the unofficial start of summer fun, but its true purpose is to commemorate those who have died in service to the country. Hear five musical expressions of uncommon power and beauty, reminding listeners of both what has been lost and what we value most.
May 7, 2008 From the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, Md., an award-winning teen quartet plays Debussy, a young baritone sings Vaughn Williams and a 15-year-old violinist plays music from a Saint-Saëns concerto. This show originally aired on October 3, 2007.
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December 18, 2007 It has been a good year for classical music releases. WGBH Radio's Brian McCreath counts down his Top 10 for 2007, spotlighting powerhouse orchestras and sparkling voices.
March 2, 2006 Tuba player Michael Moore says playing the tuba is like being the goalie in a hockey game. You don't have much to do the whole game, but when the puck comes you have to be ready. Hear Moore perform Ralph Vaughan Williams' Tuba Concerto with the Atlanta Symphony.
October 13, 2004 At 24, Hilary Hahn has already recorded landmark violin concertos with the world's great orchestras. She describes the meditative experience of playing Bach alone — and of trying to sound like a bird with an orchestra.
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