Fred Child is host of Performance Today. He has an incredible music library, which reflects his appetite for fascinating compositions and unforgettable performances. Fred has chosen his absolute classical favorites from his library for this stream.
This lush, late-Romantic score, composed in 1904, had to wait until 1962 for its premiere performance, when, on today's date that year, the Philadelphia Orchestra led by Eugene Ormandy performed it in Seattle during an international festival devoted to its composer, Anton Webern. For most music...Episode details...
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was born 100 years ago, on May 29, 1917. In this hour-long special, 'From Casals to Camelot', host Andrea Blain marks his centenary with a look at the way classical music formed an important part of his legacy.
Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero has been playing the Piano Concerto by Edvard Grieg since she was 11 years old... her original copy of the music is decorated with the Hello Kitty stickers. Montero is now 46, and she just recently bought a new copy of the music. On Thursday's Performance Today, the ever-youthful Gabriela Montero performs Grieg's Piano Concerto with the Houston Symphony, Andres Orozco-Estrada conducting.
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.
In the United States, Memorial Day is often thought of as the unofficial beginning of summer, but its significance to this country runs far deeper. This one-hour special seeks to recognize and memorialize through music and poetry those who have protected our country -- often at great sacrifice -- from before its founding to the present.
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!