Pianist Garrick Ohlsson feels that Chopin's music is more about visceral feeling than intellectual understanding, though Chopin's intellect was penetrating and brilliant. On Monday's Performance Today, we'll hear Ohlsson perform a Chopin Ballade from a concert at The Cliburn, in Fort Worth, TX.
Every week Bruce Adolphe re-writes a familiar tune in the style of a classical composer. We get a listener on the phone, and they try to name the hidden tune and the composer whose style Bruce is mimicking. On Saturday's PT, we have TWO listeners on the line... and they're celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary!
In May 2017, join PT host Fred Child for an Italian adventure! Hop aboard a chartered ship and take in the sights and sounds of Northern Italy with your fellow classical music enthusiasts. Tickets sell quickly; get yours today!
Listen to a never-before-broadcast show theme song from the 1986 pilot episode of the program. Fred Child also interviews the show's first executive producer, Wes Horner, and Jim Pugh, composer of the Performance Today theme song.
Christopher Tignor is a composer, violinist, and software engineer. His emotionally charged scores and unique focus on live, performance-based electro-acoustic practice has won acclaim within both the classical and experimental communities.
From a young age, Sam Shepherd has rejected the idea of neat, tidy musical categories. He studied classical piano growing up, but felt confined by what he calls the "dots on a page." It wasn't until he heard a performer really making a classical piece his own, breaking out of strictly classical feel, that he was hooked. Now, Shepherd writes music under the alias "Floating Points."