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.
What if Mozart went to Havana? Simone Dinnerstein decided to find out. Dinnerstein traveled to Cuba at the invitation of Solomon Mikowsky -- the result of which is a recording of works by Mozart with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra. Hear about the new recording, and enter for a chance to win a copy of the new CD.
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 1803, violinist George Polgreen Bridgetower, age 33, and pianist and composer Ludwig van Beethoven, age 32, gave the first performance in Vienna of a new Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano, a chamber work now regarded as one of Beethoven's greatest.
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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.
In the spring of 1873, Giuseppe Verdi went to Naples to oversee a production of his opera, Aida. Rehearsals were postponed when the star soprano got sick. Verdi had some free time, so he wrote a string quartet, and it has stood the test of time. On Wednesday's Performance Today, hear Orion String Quartet play Verdi's Quartet in E minor, from a concert in Athens, Georgia.
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!