Marin Alsop on Music archive
Listen Dvorak's Symphonic Journey to the 'New World'
Read Marin Alsop's Symphonic Sleuthing
February 2, 2008 – The Baltimore Symphony conductor's penchant for forensics inspires a musical investigation.
Listen Mountain Music: Alsop Leads the 'Alpine Symphony'
November 4, 2007 – Conductor Marin Alsop takes a trek up Richard Strauss' majestic "Alpine Symphony."
Listen Breaking Through to Bartok
September 14, 2007 – Bela Bartok's discovery of folk music would be the defining factor in developing his unique style.
Listen Marin Alsop: Orbiting the Symphonies of Brahms
July 14, 2007 – Conductor Marin Alsop discovers an entire symphonic universe in the four symphonies by Brahms.
Listen Rimsky-Korsakov Lets the Symphony Tell the Story
May 12, 2007 – Conductor Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony tell the tale of Scheherazade.
Listen Getting Hooked on the 'Rite' Sound
March 23, 2007 – Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, with its whiplash rhythms, continues to thrill audiences.
Listen Mahler's Fifth Symphony: The Everest of Music
February 9, 2007 – Mahler's epic symphonies were vehicles for him to express his beliefs and pose questions.
Listen 'Too Hot to Handel': A Modern 'Messiah'
December 23, 2006 – While talking to friends, Marin Alsop realized that Handel's "Messiah" desperately needed an update.
Listen Love, Lust and Drinking Stir 'Carmina'
November 11, 2006 – The music mixes huge forces and a single voice, juxtaposing majesty and intimacy with ease.
Listen Hearing History in Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony
September 23, 2006 – Marin Alsop reflects on the music of Dmitri Shostakovich, who was born 100 years ago Monday.