Ferruccio Busoni's Piano Concerto is a massive, ambitious piece of music for full orchestra, 48 male singers, and a really, really good pianist. On this weekend's Performance Today, we'll hear it from a concert in Warsaw, featuring Garrick Ohlsson and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra.
Over the span of two centuries, the Bach family produced more than 50 musicians and composers. On Friday's Performance Today, we have music by Bach -- but not the guy who immediately comes to mind when you hear that name. We'll travel to Denmark to hear an overture by Johann Bernhard Bach, Johann Sebastian Bach's lesser-known second cousin.
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PT host Fred Child is joined in the studio by his friend and special co-host, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu. Tesfa has chosen a special playlist of his favorite Christmas performances, and he'll reveal the secret to singing the perfect version of Silent Night.
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.
Every three years, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center chooses new members for its CMS Two program, which aims to guide some of the best and brightest chamber music players in their careers. Join us for the first in a series of concerts and conversations with the current crop of CMS Two members, including Chad Hoopes, Matthew Lipman, and Michael Brown.