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  • Rediscovering Joy

    Cellist Martha Baldwin talks about the restorative power of Beethoven’s Second Piano Concerto after a difficult diagnosis.

    Featured Music:
    BEETHOVEN – Piano Concerto No. 2

    The Cleveland Orchestra
    Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
    Emanuel Ax, piano

    Recorded live at Severance Hall in 2017

  • The Boy With The Dragonfly Tattoo

    Principal Flute Joshua Smith explains how performing Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen left a lasting mark and why the dragonfly just may be his favorite insect.

    Featured Music:
    JANÁČEK – The Cunning Little Vixen
    (climax of Act II)

    The Cleveland Orchestra
    Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
    Martina ...

  • The Courage of Our Convictions

    Viola Player Eliesha Nelson finds strength in Anton Bruckner’s strongly-held belief that good conquers all — at a time when uncertainty troubles many.

    Featured Music:
    BRUCKNER – Symphony No. 5

    The Cleveland Orchestra
    Herbert Blomstedt, conductor

    Recorded live from Severance Hall in February 2020