It was wet and cold in New York on today's date in 1925, but a curious crowd gathered at Carnegie Hall for a concert by the New York Symphony. Walter Damrosch was to conduct the world premiere of a new Piano Concerto by George Gershwin, who would also be the soloist.
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In 1791, the clarinet was still a work-in-progress; it hadn't fully been accepted as a member of the orchestra. Mozart's Clarinet Concerto helped change that. On this weekend's Performance Today, we'll hear it from a concert in Zurich, Switzerland.
Some classical compositions really seem to speak of the beauty of farms, fields, nature, and animals. In some of these cases, the composer was specifically attempting to draw the listener's attention to these details, and in others the pastoral theme is more subtle.
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.
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 2, Julie shares her full conversation with violinist, violist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman.
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!