As the world pauses to remember the Holocaust, classical music host Mindy Ratner has gathered a collection of conversations with some of those touched directly by the Holocaust. Those conversations form the basis of 'Kaddish: Reflections on the Holocaust in Music and Words.'
Host Jacquie Fuller explores classical music of Mexico and its folklorico roots. She's joined by Gilberto Vázquez Valle to introduce us to notable contemporary Mexican-American musicians and composers. Listen to this musical expression of love of Mexico for those who live in and away from la tierra linda.
The inventive quartet Salut Salon create most of their own arrangements on their new album, 'Carnival Fantasy.' The music is enhanced by a zoological theme. Learn more about the new recording, and enter for a chance to own a copy of the CD.
On today’s date in 1895, the New York Choral Society gave the premiere of a choral work by Antonin Dvorak entitled “The American Flag.” Mrs. Jeannette Thurber, who brought Dvorak to New York City to teach at her National Conservatory, had asked him to set a patriotic poem of that name. The idea...Episode details...
Each week on our Piano Puzzler, composer Bruce Adolphe re-writes a familiar tune in the style of a classical composer. We then get one of our listeners on the phone to try to guess the tune and the composer whose style Bruce is imitating. Play along with our Piano Puzzler, on Wednesday's Performance Today.
With May and June being the Triple Crown months in thoroughbred horse racing -- the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes in May and the Belmont Stakes in June -- this week's Flicks in Five focuses on 'Seabiscuit' and its score by Randy Newman.