Pianist Daniil Trifonov has a unique warm up and practice routine. He "goes through the motions"... underwater. On Monday's Performance Today, hear Daniil Trifonov describe this unique method, and listen to him play Robert Schumann's Piano Concerto from a concert with the Houston Symphony.
A new musical era began 216 years ago, with the premiere of Beethoven's Symphony No. 1. On Saturday's Performance Today, we'll hear it from a concert in Houston, as fresh and lively as ever.
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.