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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

Philippe Auguin

Auguin on the Ring II

Washington National Opera's Music Director Philippe Auguin in the second of his three Classical Conversations on Wagner's Ring cycle at the Kennedy Center.

Philippe Auguin

Auguin on the Ring I

WNO Music Director Philippe Auguin in the first of three conversations on Wagner and the Ring cycle.

Conductor Kim Allen Kluge

Maestro Kim Allen Kluge

Kim Allen Kluge talks about his last concert as music director of the Alexandria Symphony.

Susan Robinson

Susan Robinson, Ring orchestra harpist

Ring orchestra principal harpist Susan Robinson on her Wagner experiences.

Francesca Zambello

Washington National Opera Artistic Director Francesca Zambello discusses WNO's first complete Ring Cycle at the Kennedy Center.

Michael Mael

Michael Mael on the Ring

Washington National Opera Executive Director Michael Mael talks about their Ring Cycle at the Kennedy Center.

Catherine Foster

Catherine Foster is Brünnhilde

Catherine Foster is Brünnhilde in Cycles I & II of WNO's Ring Cycle.

Geoffrey Pilkington

Geoffrey Pilkington, Ring orchestra horn

Geoffrey Pilkington is principal horn for WNO's Ring cycle.

Patrick Dupré Quigley

Seraphic Fire's German Requiem

Patrick Dupré Quigley conducts a very personal Brahms German Requiem.

Anne Akiko Meyers by Molina Visuals

Anne Akiko Meyers and the NSO

American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers joins the National Symphony Orchestra April 14 & 16, 2016 to perform Mason Bates' first violin concerto.   Bates also teams up with Ms. Meyers Friday, April 15th at 9 pm for a special "Declassified" concert, featuring the concerto along with his electro-acoustic suite "The B-Sides."