"I've thought to myself often listening to some classical works: 'I think I want to make a couple million dollars and turn that into a pop song,'" Joshua Bell (right) says, laughing. "There's a lot of untapped potential there."
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Connect the dots between classical music and standards with the dynamic violin-and-piano duo.
May 17, 2013
After winning two major competitions, the 21-year-old Russian is reaching for piano perfection.
February 6, 2013
Andras Schiff plays Bach for about an hour every morning. "There is something very pure about it," the pianist says.
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The pianist's relationship with the January 16, 2013 Well-Tempered Clavier is like a successful lifelong marriage.
Simone Dinnerstein communes with the music of J.S. Bach at the NPR studio.
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Hear the celebrated Bach specialist play the tranquil Partita No. 1 in the NPR studio.
October 18, 2012
Robert Schumann may have been the first to infuse a yearning for music of the past in his own compositions.
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The pianist asserts Robert Schumann was the first to imbue a longing for the past in his own music.
October 11, 2012
Communication was not a strong suit for Robert and Clara Schumann. But music surely was.
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The pianist performs Robert Schumann's music and decodes musical love notes to his wife Clara.
October 10, 2012
Composer Robert Schumann has his share of critics. Pianist Jonathan Biss is out to prove them wrong.
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The acclaimed pianist performs and defends music by a misunderstood composer.
October 9, 2012
Hear the thoughtful pianist talk about fatherhood and play Granados and Grieg in the WGBH studios.
August 9, 2012
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Hear a performance of Aaron Copland's July 2, 2012 Lincoln Portrait with Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell.
Pianist Vanessa Perez performs at NPR in Washington, D.C.
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A rising Venezuelan pianist explains how she overcame her mother's fears to pursue her destiny.
June 4, 2012