As the Minnesota Opera presents the world premiere of a new opera based on Stephen King's novel 'The Shining,' Jay Gabler writes about why the movie adaptation (which King has never liked) is such a classic.
Host Jacquie Fuller explores classical music of Mexico and its folklorico roots. She's joined by Gilberto Vázquez Valle to introduce us to notable contemporary Mexican-American musicians and composers. Listen to this musical expression of love of Mexico for those who live in and away from la tierra linda.
The French composer Claude Debussy was too sick to be called up for service when World War I broke out in 1914, and the combination of his private battle with cancer and his nation’s battle with Germany plunged him into depression. But by the spring of 1915, Debussy decided he had to keep on...Episode details...
This past fall, violinist Karen Gomyo was asked, at the last minute, to sit in with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Her task? To play the demanding solo part of Jean Sibelius' Violin Concerto. So, how did Gomyo do? Listen and find out on Thursday's Performance Today.
As the world pauses to remember the Holocaust, classical music host Mindy Ratner has gathered a collection of conversations with some of those touched directly by the Holocaust. Those conversations form the basis of 'Kaddish: Reflections on the Holocaust in Music and Words.'
The inventive quartet Salut Salon create most of their own arrangements on their new album, 'Carnival Fantasy.' The music is enhanced by a zoological theme. Learn more about the new recording, and enter for a chance to own a copy of the CD.