Online Learning Resources

The web offers countless resources for learning more about classical music. Here is our guide to the best of the best....for kids, adults and those who want to dive really deep.

American Mavericks: MTT and the SF Symphony
For Adults - In-depth

American Mavericks: MTT and the SF Symphony

This radio series was produced by American Public Media in conjunction with the San Francisco Symphony’s American Mavericks festival in 2003. The 13 episodes (hosted by Suzanne Vega) are available for streaming. There is also a Listening Room, with streaming in-depth interviews with numerous composers and performers, both recent and historical. Video of some maverick performances is also available on the site.

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Boston Symphony Orchestra Concert Companion
For Adults - In-depth

Boston Symphony Orchestra Concert Companion

A series of audio/video presentations on various themes or figures from the BSO season. Notable feature subjects: Elliot Carter’s Centenary, William Bolcom, Seiji Ozawa.

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Carnegie Hall Interactive Performance Guides
For Adults - In-depth

Carnegie Hall Interactive Performance Guides

These in-depth guides effectively allow you to create your own master class with pianist Leon Fleischer and the Emerson String Quartet. Useful for musicians as well as serious listeners who wish to watch and listen, while reviewing musical scores for Schubert’s late piano sonatas and Bartok’s string quartets.

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Archive
For Adults - In-depth

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Archive

Complete CSO radio broadcasts are available for streaming for six weeks following their air date.  Artist interviews and other audio features from the programs continue to be available from their archives at: Listen and Watch. Their main radio page can be found here.

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