The new film 'Jackie,' opening in theaters across the country this weekend, begins with a blank, black screen, underscored by melting strings. It's our first indication that music will play a central role here, at times even more so than the title character.
Starting Tuesday, Dec. 6, and continuing until the end of day on Wednesday, Dec. 14, we're asking you to vote for your favorite pieces by the great composer Ludwig van Beethoven, whose birthdate is this month. On Tuesday, Dec. 20, starting at 10 a.m. Central, listen to the Favorites Stream as we count down the top 20 favorite pieces by Beethoven, as voted by you.
Sometimes the best stories get left on the cutting room floor. This year, Julie Amacher picks those stories up and shares them with you. She'll count down her six favorite New Classical Tracks interviews of 2016 on 'New Classical Tracks, Uncut.' For December 9, Julie shares her full conversation with violinist Rachel Barton Pine.
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!