Classical Crossroads

Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. As Duke Ellington said, "There are only two types of music: good music and the other stuff." Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

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Alexandre Desplat - Jul 28, 2011

French film composer Alexandre Desplat burst onto the Hollywood scene in 2003 with his score for "The Girl with the Pearl Earring." His filomography includes "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Julie and Julia," "Twilight: New Moon," and "The King's Speech." His current releases are the box-office record-breaker "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2," and Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner, "The Tree of Life." QED 89.3 producer Amanda Iannuzzi talks with Alexandre Desplat.

Michael Feinstein - The Sinatra Project - Jun 21, 2011

Michael Feinstein sings Frank Sinatra's signature tunes (and does it HIS way) with Marvin Hamlisch and the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops. Feinstein tells Jim Cunningham about recording with legendary Pittsburgh guitarist Joe Negri, broadcast appearances on NPR's From the Top and his own PBS series, and about iconic musicians such as Oscar Levant and Ira Gershwin.