Articles by Andrea Blain

Leonard Bernstein will always be America's music teacher Article

Many Americans were inspired by Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts to pursue musical dreams: to become performers, conductors or teachers. He also inspired a love of classical music in countless people across the world. But that's only part of his legacy as a music teacher.


Casals to Camelot: The 2017 Centenary of President John F. Kennedy's Birth Article

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was born 100 years ago, on May 29, 1917. In this hour-long special, 'From Casals to Camelot', host Andrea Blain marks his centenary with a look at the way classical music formed an important part of his legacy.


Learning to Listen: Summer Article

It's all about the first day of summer -- the first "unofficial" day of summer on this week's Learning to Listen -- traveling, looking for fun and adventure, looking for quiet and solitude.


Learning to Listen: Peter Wiley Article

On this week's Learning to Listen, Andrea Blain and Alison Young talk to cellist Peter Wiley about his career as an orchestral cellist, teacher and member of the Beaux Arts Trio and the Guarneri String Quartet.


Learning to Listen: Erik Satie Article

This week marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Erik Satie. On Learning to Listen, Andrea Blain and Alison Young share music by -- and music that was inspired by -- the colorful French composer.