After Thanksgiving, there's often a big clean-up that has to take place. So on Friday's Performance Today, we'll help out with a special piece by Malcolm Arnold; his Grand Grand Overture for Vacuum Cleaners, Floor Polisher, and Concert Band.
On Thursday's Performance Today, Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of The Splendid Table, joins us for a musical and culinary Thanksgiving. She and Fred talk about the powerful memories that come from great food and music, and share things the things for which they feel especially grateful.
Music is Music is a Performance Today podcast featuring composers and musicians steeped in the classical tradition, but determined to carve out a home for new music in the 21st century. Each new episode features artists talking about their craft and a sample of their work. Current episodes include coversations with Julia Holter, the Spektral Quartet, Third Coast Percussion, and members of Wilco, Stereolab, and Helado Negro.
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Test your ears as Bruce Adolphe takes a popular tune and transforms it into something that sounds like it was composed by one of the greats. Guess the great and the song. Then listen to a piece by the composer in question. The Piano Puzzler® with Bruce Adolphe is available for download and as a podcast.
Inspired by a set of drawings by 19th century French caricaturist and cartoonist J.J. Grandville, Canadian-American composer Karim Al-Zand wrote a fantastical piece called "Visions from Another World."