With Halloween creeping up on us, you might be inclined to cue up a chilling orchestral work such as 'Danse Macabre.' But how well do you know the scary music that we always hear at this time of year? Take our fun quiz to find out whom you should be for Halloween based on your results.
On today’s date in 1950, the famous oboist Marcel Tabuteau gave the premiere performance of this “Pastorale” for solo oboe, harp, and strings, with his colleagues from the Philadelphia Orchestra and Eugene Ormandy conducting.
The music was by Howard Hanson, who dedicated the piece to his wife...Episode details...
Rachel Barton Pine is much more than a fine violinist. She has some concerns about the future of classical music in American society, and she's doing something about it. On this weekend's Performance Today, Rachel Barton Pine joins us in the studio and tells us about the next big phase of her career.
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What happens when an impatient young apprentice tries to cast his own magic spells for the first time? It's a water catastrophe! Find out how his adventure unfolds in 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice,' the latest installment of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring illustrations by acclaimed children's author Nancy Carlson.
We all have our favorite pieces of classical music, favorite composers, and musical moments we'll never forget. Have you ever wanted to share those moments with other classical music lovers? Well, here's your chance!