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.
In the United States, Memorial Day is often thought of as the unofficial beginning of summer, but its significance to this country runs far deeper. This one-hour special seeks to recognize and memorialize through music and poetry those who have protected our country -- often at great sacrifice -- from before its founding to the present.
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 1938, "Mathis the Painter," an opera by the German composer Paul Hindemith, had its premiere performance in Zurich, Switzerland. This work had been scheduled to be premiered in Berlin four years earlier.
In 1934, the great German conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler had scheduled it...Episode details...
When it comes to Memorial Day, many things come to mind -- small town parades, flags, picnics, and observances at war memorials. With so many war movie music scores to choose from for Memorial Day, Lynne Warfel looks at 'Saving Private Ryan' in honor of her father.
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.
On today's date in 1992, during the bloody civil wars that shattered the former Yugoslavia, a hand grenade was thrown into the midst of a bread line in Sarajevo. Twenty-two people died. To most around the world it appeared to be just one more cruel and senseless act of violence amidst the...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!