Performance Today

with host Fred Child

Aspen Music Festival's Robert Spano performs under water

Music Director of the Aspen Music Festival Robert Spano
Music Director of the Aspen Music Festival Robert Spano MPR
16min

Robert Spano is Music Director of the Aspen Music Festival and a pianist. Few people, though, realize that he's also a composer. Spano was an onstage guest for Performance Today's audience event at Aspen and he performed one of his own compositions. The piece was under water. It was inspired in part by Spano's memories of listening to early 20th century recordings of Debussy with his father.