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Classical Conversations

Intimate conversations with world-renowned musicians, here at the Classical WETA studios.

Classical WETA's on-air hosts interview prominent classical music performers, composers and artists in this series of intimate audio conversations recorded for

Ray Chen by Chris Dunlop

Violinist Ray Chen and Mozart

Violinist Ray Chen talks with Classical WETA's Marilyn Cooley about his Mozart album.

Marin Alsop (Photo by Adriane White)

Marin Alsop

BSO Music Director Marin Alsop discusses performing Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.

Pianist Alessio Bax

Alessio Bax

Pianist Alessio Bax new Signum Classics CD of Beethoven's "Hammerklavier" and "Moonlight" sonatas.

Nicholas McGegan

Nicholas McGegan conducts the NSO's Messiah

Classical WETA's David Ginder chats with Maestro Nicholas McGegan about Handel's Messiah.

John Brancy and Peter Dugan

Baritone John Brancy in Vocal Arts DC debut

Baritone John Brancy makes his Kennedy Center debut in the Terrace Theater on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm in a recital presented by Vocal Arts DC. 

Marissa Regni and Nicholas Stovall on Bach's Oboe and Violin Concerto

NSO Principal second violinist Marissa Regni and Principal oboist Nicholas Stovall discuss their upcoming performance of JS Bach's Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C Minor, one of the featured works in an all-Bach concert conducted by Helmuth Rilling at the Kennedy Center December 4-6.

Garrick Ohlsson performs Busoni with NSO

Pianist Garrick Ohlsson speaks with Deb Lamberton about performing Busoni's Piano Concerto with the NSO.

Anne-Sophie Mutter. (Photo by Tina Tahir)

Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Mutter Virtuosi

Classical WETA's David Ginder chats with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter.

Ana-Marija Markovina

Pianist Ana-Marija Markovina

Pianist Ana-Marija Markovina speaks with Classical WETA's Bill Bukowski about her recent recording project: the complete solo keyboard works of CPE Bach.

Aaron Goldman, NSO Principal Flute

NSO Principal Flute Aaron Goldman performs Mozart's 2nd flute concerto with the National Symphony Orchestra November 13 and 15, 2014.