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."
Gustav Mahler got over a bad breakup, in part, by writing his Symphony No. 1. He confided to a friend: "The music begins where the love affair ends." On Tuesday's Performance Today, we'll hear Mahler's First from a concert by the Cincinnati Symphony.
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.
Have you enjoyed watching the Olympics? Host country Brazil is a fascinating place, full of different cultural influences which you can hear in the music. Take our quiz to see how well you can identify styles of Brazilian music!
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!