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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 - 2015-2016 Season - Program 24 - Part 1
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Martin Barre
Jethro Tull Guitarist Martin Barre talks about his hits Auqualung, Cross Eyed Mary Locomotive ...

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Last Day of the Tour in Bonn
Jim Cunningham visits the Beethovenhaus, the composer's birthplace in Bonn. He also get comments from the ...

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Manfred Honeck
Pittsburgh Symphony Music Director Manfred Honeck joined the QED Morning Show to talk about this weekend's ...

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Byron Janis
Byron Janis is in Pittsburgh to celebrate his 88th birthday.  He stopped by WQED-FM to talk ...

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