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      Carl's Morning Quiz: Sir Neville Marriner turns 90 today--born in Lincoln, England in 1924. He founded the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in 1958. But before beginning his career as a conductor, he played violin in the Philharmonia Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra. His son Andrew is currently a principal player in the London Symphony-- on what instrument? Answer >>


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      It's difficult to keep up with conductor Leonard Slatkin. He is currently music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Orchestre National de Lyon. He's made 7 Grammy Award-winning recordings, with 64 nominations. With so much going on, how does one find time to talk about the distant past? more...

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      Tuesday's Guest Host broadcast with Anne Akiko Meyers delivers all things violin—Lisa Flynn chats with this international soloist who plays on two violins by Antonio Stradivari and a Guarneri del Gesu. Through the recordings they're sharing, it's clear all three instruments sound magnificent. What's more subtle is the differences between the instruments; their distinct personalities, which is what makes a conversation more...

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      On Monday, April 14, Bill McGlaughlin begins a journey through a work that many have called miraculous, the St. Matthew Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach. Bill uses several different recordings to illuminate the work's mysteries. Listen to Bill describing the Lutheran upheaval that set the backdrop for Bach's life as a church musician more...

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      Mozart: Adagios & Fugues

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