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Getting a Handel On Your Groceries

11, 2012

Handel flash mob in London supermarket; How much is a world-class orchestra worth? Glenn Gould’s classic Goldberg Variations

Andrew Kazdin Brought Music to Life

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Sound Recording Equipment, circa 1941
1, 2011

Andrew Kazdin combined engineering with his love of music to make Columbia Records a classical music giant

Classic Video: Leonard Bernstein Plays Rhapsody in Blue

21, 2011

Watch Leonard Bernstein’s classical piano performance in Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.

San Francisco Symphony Still Edgy at 100

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San Francisco Symphony
7, 2011

The San Francisco Symphony’s Rise to Greatness

Listen to a Complete Mahler Symphony Cycle on Classical 101

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Gustav Mahler in 1892, four years after the completion of his First Symphony.
18, 2011

Beginning this evening on Symphony at 7, and over the next week and a half, Classical 101 will be presenting all ten symphonies of Gustav Mahler.

Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Gustavo Dudamel and Placedo Domingo shaking hands.
Venezuelan conductor and violinist Gustavo Dudamel (left) with Spanish tenor and conductor Placedo Domingo (right), two of the biggest stars in the classical music world, meeting outside the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.
24, 2011

Gustavo Dudamel, the very young Venezuelan conductor, ascends the ranks with some of the greats. Besides the hollywood glamour he’s brought to classical music, he’s also bringing classical music to underprivileged youth and their communities.

Big Breaks for Bernstein and Toscanini

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Leonard Bernstein, one of the giants in the world of classical music
2, 2009

Leonard Bernstein and Arturo Toscanini increased the audience for classical music in this country more than anyone else before or after them.