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Interviews & Profiles

Food and music mingle in Pieter Claesz's Still Life with Musical Instruments (1623).

November 21, 2013 Like those in a Thanksgiving dinner, the main ingredients of an orchestra have changed over time.

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Which composers would you invite to your Thanksgiving table?

November 18, 2011 Commentator Miles Hoffman invites an eclectic group of long-gone composers to Thanksgiving dinner.

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A man blows into a brass instrument

April 1, 2010 Renee Montagne and Miles Hoffman spin some of classical music's more lewd and laughable moments.

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July 14, 2009 Commentator Miles Hoffman presents a guided tour through the music of the French Revolution.

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Abraham Lincoln's iPod would have needed a lot of memory to accommodate his eclectic tastes.

February 16, 2009 Our imaginary Lincoln iPod might have included sentimental ballads, lively dance tunes and opera.

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November 27, 2008 Miles Hoffman dishes up music by lesser-known members of the Bach, Mozart and Mendelssohn families.

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October 23, 2008 Politicians aren't the only ones to use their influence to alter public opinion about their rivals.

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February 12, 2008 The popular video site provides a glimpse into great musical performances of the past.

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February 2, 2007 Commentator Miles Hoffman pays tribute to violinists Jascha Heifetz and Fritz Kreisler.

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November 23, 2006 Miles Hoffman has a holiday review of drums, triangles and other percussive instruments.

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Discover Songs

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July 14, 2009 Commentator Miles Hoffman presents a guided tour through the music of the French Revolution.

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February 12, 2008 The popular video site provides a glimpse into great musical performances of the past.

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Heifetz plays Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn Concertos

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  • Album: Heifetz plays Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn Concertos
  • Artist: Jascha Heifetz
  • Label: RCA
  • Released: 1995
 

Selections from the Heifetz Collection

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  • Album: Selections from the Heifetz Collection
  • Artist: Jascha Heifetz
  • Label: RCA
  • Released: 1994
 

Never Before Released Rare and Live Recordings

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  • Album: Never Before Released Rare and Live Recordings
  • Artist: Jascha Heifetz
  • Label: Cembal d'amour
  • Released: 2001
 

Kreisler Plays Kreisler

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  • Album: Kreisler Plays Kreisler
  • Artist: Fritz Kreisler
  • Label: RCA
  • Released: 1997
 

Berlioz: Grande symphonie funèbre et triomphale

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  • Album: Berlioz: Grande symphonie funèbre et triomphale
  • Artist: John Wallace
  • Label: Nimbus
  • Released: 1989
 

Joseph Haydn: Paris Symphonies, Nos. 85, 86, 87

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  • Album: Joseph Haydn: Paris Symphonies, Nos. 85, 86, 87
  • Artist: Bruno Weil
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  • Released: 1994
 

30th Anniversary Anthology

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  • Album: 30th Anniversary Anthology
  • Artist: Edith Piaf
  • Label: Angel
  • Released: 1994
 

Berlioz: La Marseillase; Love Scene from Romeo & Juliet; Three Excerpts from the Damnation of Faust

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  • Album: Berlioz: La Marseillase; Love Scene from Romeo & Juliet; Three Excerpts from the Damnation of Faust
  • Artist: David Zinman
  • Label: Telarc
  • Released: 1988
 

The Best Of Saint-Saëns

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  • Album: The Best Of Saint-Saëns
  • Artist: Various
  • Label: Philips
  • Released: 1994
 

Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 33 "Russian", No. 1, No. 2 "The Joke", No. 5 "How do you do?"

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  • Album: Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 33 "Russian", No. 1, No. 2 "The Joke", No. 5 "How do you do?"
  • Artist: Kodaly Quartet
  • Label: Naxos
  • Released: 1994
 

Mozart: Night Music

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  • Artist: Andrew Manze
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  • Released: 2003
 

Spiked!: The Music of Spike Jones

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The Art of the Bawdy Song

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  • Album: The Art of the Bawdy Song
  • Artist: Baltimore Consort
  • Label: Dorian
  • Released: 1992
 

Clara Schumann: Piano Concerto; Piano Trio

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  • Album: Clara Schumann: Piano Concerto; Piano Trio
  • Artist: Francesco Nicolosi
  • Label: Naxos
  • Released: 2005
 

Fanny Mendelssohn: Piano Music

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  • Album: Fanny Mendelssohn: Piano Music
  • Artist: Beatrice Rauchs
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  • Released: 1996
 

Tchaikovsky: Children's Album; Mozart: Toy Symphony

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  • Album: Tchaikovsky: Children's Album; Mozart: Toy Symphony
  • Artist: I Musici de Montréal
  • Label: Chandos
  • Released: 1992
 

Wilhelm Friedmann Bach: Instrumental Music

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  • Album: Wilhelm Friedmann Bach: Instrumental Music
  • Artist: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
  • Label: Sony
  • Released: 1997