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Today's Classical Music Stars: Way Beyond the Music

Classical music soloists must spend a lot of time practicing their instruments. But some stars are connecting with fans in ways beyond the concert hall. WRTI’s Susan Lewis spoke with pianist Jonathan Biss and violinist Hilary Hahn.

WRTI's Philadelphia Orchestra concert broadcast on May 26th featured Jonathan Biss playing Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 13. On June 2nd, WRTI's concert broadcast of The Philadelphia Orchestra includes Hilary Hahn playing Korngold's Violin Concerto.

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Listen to Susan's interview with Jonathan Biss about activities beyond the concert hall.

Jonathan Biss's website and online "writings."

Hilary Hahn's "By Hilary" section of her website.