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CD Spotlight

The Perlman Sound A 3-CD tribute to violinist Itzhak Perlman on his 70th birthday (Aug 31) including his Sibelius and Korngold concerto recordings and "Zigeunerweisen" with the Pittsburgh Symphony, and a jazz piece with and by Andre Previn.

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Jim Cunningham and Gianandrea Noseda discuss Rachmaninoff's Third Concerto, Beethoven's Second Symphony and the Rossini William Tell Overture for the January 29 and 31 concerts with the Pittsburgh Symphony


Jim Cunningham speaks with Guest Conductor Christoph Konig about Beethoven's Sixth Symphony and Philip Glass' Second Violin Concerto


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Pittsburgh Symphony Radio
Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2015-2016 Season - Program 24 - Part 1
This week, Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts an all-Beethoven concert – with the Symphony No. 3 ...

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Classical Crossroads
Martin Barre
Jethro Tull Guitarist Martin Barre talks about his hits Auqualung, Cross Eyed Mary Locomotive ...

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Pittsburgh Symphony on Tour
A chat with Melia Tourangeau in Vienna
Jim Cunningham files this live report with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's President and CEO Melia Tourangeau.  ...

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@ the Symphony
Martin Grubinger
Jim Cunningham talks to guest percussionist Martin Grubinger about the Hartl Percussion Concerto he is performing ...

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Voice of the Arts
Kathryn Barnard
Kathryn Barnard, conductor and founder of the Pittsburgh School for Choral Arts, stopped by the ...

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