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Johann Strauss - Manfred Honeck & Vienna Symphony Orchestra The Pittsburgh Symphony's Manfred Honeck, who like his brother Rainer played in the Vienna Philharmonic, conducts Vienna's other orchestra in 12 selections including Village Swallows from Austria, Roses From the South, & Thunder and Lightning

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Violinist Ye-Eun Choi talks with Jim Cunningham about her PSO debut in Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons."


Guest Conductor Nicholas McGegan talks with Jim Cuninngham about his PSO concerts featuring Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, a Mozart chaconne, and Haydn's "Drumroll" Symphony.


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Pittsburgh Symphony Radio
Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2013-2014 Season - Program 24 - Part 1
On this week’s Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcast – YouTube sensation Valentina Lisitsa returns to Heinz Hall ...

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Classical Crossroads
Gino Vannelli
WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talked to Gino Vannelli about his illustrious career and his love of classical ...

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Pittsburgh Symphony on Tour
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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@ the Symphony
Stephen Hough
Pianist Stephen Hough returns to the Pittsburgh Symphony in Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto #1. He shares details ...

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Voice of the Arts
David Knapp of Carnegie Brass
Tubist David Knapp of the Carnegie Brass previews the quintet's return to Bach, Beethoven and Brunch ...

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