Acclaimed novelist Julian Barnes has published a new book about composer Dmitri Shostakovich, which explores the most turbulent years of Shostakovich's life under the regimes of Joseph Stalin and Nikita Khrushchev.
The ensemble joins host Fred Child in the studio to play Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout by their friend, composer Gabriela Lena Frank. Members of the Chiara String Quartet also talk about what it means to play music "by heart."
A popular feature of CMS Two performances is the Late Night Rose sessions - a series of shows above Lincoln Center in the intimate Rose Studio. PT was honored to host the most recent Late Night Rose event back in March. Come listen to an excerpt from that concert, plus interviews with the several performers including Ani Kavafian, Michael Brown and Gloria Chien.