Fred Child is host of Performance Today. He has an incredible music library, which reflects his appetite for fascinating compositions and unforgettable performances. Fred has chosen his absolute classical favorites from his library for this stream.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was born 100 years ago, on May 29, 1917. In this hour-long special, 'From Casals to Camelot', host Andrea Blain marks his centenary with a look at the way classical music formed an important part of his legacy.
On today's date in 1723, Johann Sebastian Bach began his formal duties as the new Cantor of the St. Thomas School in Leipzig, a city that would remain his home for the next 27 years.
A newspaper item datelined "Leipzig" had appeared the previous day, noting: "This past Saturday at noon, four...Episode details...
Beethoven's Eroica Symphony is a monumental work. On Tuesday's Performance Today, we'll hear it from a monumentally beautiful place; Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo, California - right between the ocean and the mountains.
Come match wits with Bruce Adolphe - now you can play the Piano Puzzler anytime, anywhere! Every week, we're putting a sneak peek of the upcoming Puzzler online; have a listen, and then send us your best guess.
Today's date marks the anniversary of one of the most famous—and notorious—premieres in the history of classical music, that of Stravinsky's "Le sacre du printemps" (The Rite of Spring), in Paris on May 29, 1913.
From its first note—sounded by the bassoon at the extreme end of its highest...Episode details...
We all have our favorite pieces of classical music and our favorite composers, and we probably all have musical moments we'll never forget. Have you ever wanted to share those moments with other classical music lovers? Well, here's your chance!