During his stay in America, the Czech composer Antonin Dvořák became convinced that distinctive American music could be based on two, uniquely American sources: the plantation songs and spirituals of African-Americans and the chants and dances of the indigenous Native American tribes. By the...Episode details...
YourClassical is teaming up with great orchestras across America to give away tickets to live concerts. From Wednesday, April 12, to Monday, April 24, we're giving you a chance to enter to win a pair of tickets to the Thursday, April 27, concert by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
On paper, 'Paint Your Wagon' should have been a rousing success, but big budgets and changing public tastes created different results. Nevertheless, the film features great songs, including 'I Talk to the Trees'. On this week's Flicks in Five, we'll hear Bryn Terfel's interpretation of the song.
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.'
On today's date in 1876, the New York Philharmonic Society closed its season with what The New York Times called a "precise and effective rendering" of the Beethoven Symphony No. 4.
Back then, same as today, a Beethoven Symphony on the program made for good box office. And a virtuoso soloist on...Episode details...
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 2006, Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov wrote a cello concerto for Yo-Yo Ma. A few years ago, we aired a much-loved performance of the piece (a PT listener favorite) but a recording of the concerto wasn't commercially available until 2016. On Saturday's Performance Today, hear the widely anticipated recording of Osvaldo Golijov's "Azul", performed by cellist Yo-Yo Ma and The Knights.
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!