Camille Saint-Saens completed his last symphony in 1886... a rare composition for full orchestra and organ. On Tuesday's Performance Today, hear Saint-Saen's Symphony No. 3, the 'Organ Symphony', performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, with Thierry Escaich on the organ.
In the 1930's, artistic expression in the Soviet Union could be a very risky proposition. On Monday's Performance Today, tune in for a story about the danger of art, with evocative music by composer and survivor Dmitri Shostakovich.
Every year a group of friends, who happen to be some of the best brass players in Norway, get together for a fun reunion disguised as a music tour. This year, they stopped by the Performance Today studio.
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.
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.