On this day in 1919, Edward Elgar conducted the London Symphony in the premiere performance of his new Cello Concerto, with Felix Salmond as soloist.
What should have been a happy occasion turned out to be a frustrating one — there simply wasn't enough time to rehearse properly, and the...Episode details...
Help us create the perfect soundtrack for Halloween. Visit our online ballot to vote for your favorite 'scary' classical music -- what we call Creepy Classics. We'll use your votes to build a delightfully creepy playlist for Monday, Oct. 31.
The concert was an experiment - a new composition was played, and the audience was supposed to guess who wrote it. When the music ended, Maurice Ravel's friend leaned over said: "What idiot could have written such a piece?" Well, that "idiot" would be Ravel, and the music is eternal. Ravel's 'Valses nobles et sentimentales', on Wednesday's Performance Today.
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!