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Newly available on nearly 60 hours of master classes with world-class artists

New in September, offers nearly 60 hours of master classes given by some of today’s finest classical instrumentalists, singers and conductors – each of whom happens to also be a great teacher. These world-class figures include pianists András Schiff, Stephen Hough, Stephen Kovacevich and Joanna MacGregor, violinist Maxim Vengerov, violist Yuri Bashmet, cellist Steven Isserlis, trumpeter Hakan Hardenberger, percussionist Evelyn Glennie and conductors Bernard Haitink and Kurt Masur, among many others. Students and music lovers across the globe can access these incredibly rewarding lessons via, playable worldwide on all devices. The works covered include the Chaconne from Bach’s Partita No. 2 for solo violin; the last three piano sonatas of Beethoven; Brahms’s Third Symphony; Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony; Schubert’s “Arpeggione” Sonata; Bartók’s String Quartet No. 5; Sarasate’s Fantasy on Themes from Carmen; Messiaen’s Vingt regards sur l’enfant-Jésus; and choruses from Handel’s Messiah, among much else. A complete list of teachers and topics appears below.

The founder of this series of masterclasses is British documentarian Mischa Scorer, who felt a need to preserve these treasures in teaching for future generations via his Masterclass Media Foundation. He has filmed invaluable lessons from the Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music in London, as well as from the Verbier Festival Academy in Switzerland. To get a sense of the dynamic spirit of these master classes, watch this preview with Vengerov, Hough, Isserlis, Masur, Hardenberger, Simon Carrington, Emanuel Ax and more in action.

Master Classes available on

• Emanuel Ax: Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 2
• Yuri Bashmet: Shostakovich’s Viola Sonata in C major
• Boris Berman: Beethoven’s Eroica Variations, Op. 35
• Boris Berman: Chopin’s Scherzo No. 1 in B minor
• Boris Berman: Debussy’s Pour le piano
• Zakhar Bron: Bach’s Chaconne from Partita No. 2 for Solo Violin
• Zakhar Bron: Brahms’s Violin Concerto
• Simon Carrington: Choruses from Handel’s Messiah
• Ana Chumachenco: Mozart’s Violin Concertos Nos. 3, 4 and 5
• Dame Evelyn Glennie: Percussion Master Class
• Bernard Haitink: Brahms’s Symphony No. 3
• Hakan Hardenberger: Trumpet Master Class
• Frans Helmerson: Dvorák’s Cello Concerto
• Frans Helmerson: Schubert’s Sonata “Arpeggione”
• Stephen Hough: Liszt’s Spanish Rhapsody and Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12
• Steven Isserlis: Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata
• Steven Isserlis: Schumann’s Fantasiestücke
• Stephen Kovacevich: Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2
• Stephen Kovacevich: Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas No. 21 “Waldstein” and No. 31, Op. 110
• Stephen Kovacevich: Chopin’s Fantasie in F minor
• Stephen Kovacevich: Schubert’s Impromptus Nos. 1 and 3
• Boris Kuschnir: Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4, K. 218
• Joanna MacGregor: Messiaen’s Vingt regards sur l’enfant-Jésus
• Kurt Masur: Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 “Italian”
• Rachel Podger: Bach’s Works for Solo Violin
• Joan Rodgers: Vocal Master Class
• András Schiff: J.S. Bach’s Partita No. 2
• András Schiff: Beethoven’s Last Three Piano Sonatas
• András Schiff: Schubert’s Musical Moments Nos. 1, 3 and 4
• Gábor Takács-Nagy: Bartók’s String Quartet No. 5
• Gábor Takács-Nagy: Brahms’s Piano Quartet in C minor
• Maxim Vengerov: Bach’s Adagio and Fugue from Sonata No. 1 for Solo Violin
• Maxim Vengerov: Beethoven’s Violin Sonata in A minor
• Maxim Vengerov: Britten’s Violin Concerto
• Maxim Vengerov: Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto (two master classes)
• Maxim Vengerov: Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major
• Maxim Vengerov: Ravel’s Tzigane
• Maxim Vengerov: Sarasate’s Fantasy on Themes from Carmen
• Maxim Vengerov: Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1
• Maxim Vengerov: Sibelius’s Violin Concerto

Coming events on

Sep 25, 2:00PM EST
La Cenerentola
Directed by Paolo Arrivabeni, with Marianna Pizzolato, Bruno de Simone, Dmitry Korchak.
Orchestre et chœurs de l’Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège
Live from Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Liège, Belgium
More info
Oct 3
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Mikko Franck, Andrew Staples, Anu Komsi
Live from Salle Pleyel, Paris
More Info

Oct 17, 2:00PM EST
Tugan Sokhiev conducts Britten, Berlioz and Elgar
With Anna Caterina Antonacci
Live from Orchestre Du Capitole
More Info

Oct 29, 2:00PM EST
Edgar Moreau and Pierre-Yves Hodique
Debussy, La Tombelle, Poulenc, Alkan
Live from the Louvre Auditorium, Paris
More Info

Dec 3, 2:00PM EST
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
Debussy, Decaux, Debussy/Bavouzet, Pierné, Ravel & Mantovani
Live from the Louvre Auditorium, Paris
More Info

Since its official launch in May 2008, has gained international recognition, bringing together a community of 180,000 music and arts lovers from 182 countries. In addition to offering live concert hall events that music lovers can experience on their computers and entertainment systems, now offers a free application (available at the Apple App Store and at Google Play for Android) that makes it possible to experience world-class artistry on iPads, iPhones and Android devices. Consumers of Samsung Smart TVs can now access the application worldwide in 170 countries on the 2011, 2012 and 2013 models, as well as all future ones. More than 70 client universities around the world take advantage of, including Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music.

In addition to webcasts of more than 100 live events each year, has partnered with the world’s top artists and music institutions to offer subscriptions that give music lovers the opportunity to watch more than 1,400 video-on-demand programs. They include concerts, operas, recitals, documentaries, masterclasses, artist portraits and archival material by such legendary musicians as Maria Callas, Glenn Gould, Yehudi Menuhin, David Oistrakh, Sviatoslav Richter, Mstislav Rostropovich, Arthur Rubinstein, Georg Solti and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

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