On today's date in 1846, Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio "Elijah" was performed for the first time at a choral festival in Birmingham, England.
Mendelssohn had visited England a number of times, and contemporary English audiences took both Mendelssohn and his music very much to heart. ...Episode details...
Every Friday, we feature new music composed in the 21st century. You've told us that's one of your favorite parts of the show - so we've added a PT podcast called "Music is Music." On today's PT, we'll hear new music from American composer Kenji Bunch, plus a sneak preview of our upcoming podcast episode.
Among this week's top news items in the classical music world: a UK man died of an infection that apparently festered in his bagpipes, this year's first Gramophone Classical Music Award winners have been announced, and the BSO sets a record for most married couples performing at once.
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!