The Silk Road Ensemble, created 16 years ago by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, is a multicultural family of musicians. Its latest collaboration, 'Sing Me Home,' features music that tells unique stories of home, in the many ways it can be defined. Learn more about the recording and a new documentary about the Silk Road Ensemble. Plus, enter for a chance to own a copy of the new album.
It was on this day in 1929 that the first performance was given of a radio cantata—not on the radio, oddly enough, but at a concert in Baden-Baden, Germany, as part of that city’s “Musiktage” festival. It was entitled “Lindbergh’s Flight,” with a text by Bertolt Brecht, and music by both Kurt...Episode details...
Every week composer Bruce Adolphe joins us for a musical game; our Piano Puzzler. Bruce re-writes a familiar tune in the style of a great composer, and we get one of our listeners on the phone who tries to guess the hidden tune and the composer whose style Bruce is imitating. Play along with the Piano Puzzler, on Wednesday's Performance Today.
Franz Waxman is known for some of the great music scores of the golden age of Hollywood, including 'A Place in the Sun', 'Sunset Boulevard', and 'Rebecca'. On this week's Flicks in Five, we'll hear some of his iconic score for 'Bride of Frankenstein'.
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.
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!