Classical host Bill Morelock shares a reflection on the work of contemporary composer Daniel Gilliam. 'An art song is a gemstone, cut to perfection. That's something we all can appreciate,' Morelock writes. 'It's delicate work, as in our jewel simile, involving subtleties and small details that require attention to apprehend.'
Musical genius is about more than what music you write: it's about when you write it, and where you put it. Philip Glass has been in a lot of the right places, at a lot of the right times, for 80 years and counting.
On Saturday night, Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took the stage with the Washington National Opera to perform a speaking role in Donizetti's 'The Daughter of the Regiment.' Her dialogue, which Ginsburg wrote herself, turned out to be pointed.