Forty years into its career, the Emerson String Quartet is still going strong. Its creative output is thoroughly documented in a new, 52-CD box set of recordings on Deutsche Grammophon. Learn more about the ensemble, and enter for a chance to win a complete set of these recordings.
On today's date in 1928, Kurt Weill's "Three Penny Opera" debuted at the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm, a small but opulent Baroque-style theater in Berlin. It must have seemed a rather ironic setting for Kurt Weill's "opera for beggars," whose cast members portrayed thieves, murderers, prostitutes...Episode details...
One night, composer Eric Whitacre called his friend, poet Tony Silvestri. That very night, Silvestri stayed up with his three year old son; that experience inspired him to write a poem - a lullaby. On Wednesday's Performance Today, we'll hear the musical result of Silvestri's sleepless night: Whitacre's modern classic, "Sleep."
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 latter part of the 20th century, Kenneth Branagh reigned supreme as the actor putting Shakespeare plays on film. In the cinematic version of Shakepeare's best comedy, Patrick Doyle provided the music.
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!