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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 12 - Part 1
This week, Manfred Honeck conducts Schubert’s Symphony No. 7, and the “Coronation” - Mozart’s Mass in ...

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Classical Crossroads
Kerry Minnear - Gentle Giant
Jim Shock talks to Kerry Minnear, member of Gentle Giant, about their illustrious history.   ...

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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
Gianandrea Noseda
Jim Cunningham interviews this weekend's guest conductor Gianandrea Noseda. ...

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Voice of the Arts
James Gourlay
River City Brass Music Director James Gourlay stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about ...

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