This week on New Classical Tracks, Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra showcase the nuances of Beethoven's 'Eroica' Symphony, together with a warm and light interpretation of Strauss' Horn Concerto No. 1.
Composer Matthew Aucoin, a 28-year-old polymath from Boston, discusses winning a $625,000 'genius grant' from the MacArthur Foundation, his precocious youth and how he perceives all human language as a form of musical communication.
There is a story behind each of us that probably includes at least one teacher. For composer Mark McKenzie, it was a choir teacher named Robert Salvatore Ruberto, who patiently filled his head with music, dreams, poetry, wisdom, laughter, encouragement and discipline.
Andre Rieu is known for sharing the joys of classical music with the world. On Aug. 28, U.S. audiences can watch his 2018 Maastricht concert in theaters across the country, and catch him on tour later this fall. Rieu shares his concert philosophy and chats about his latest album, 'Amore.'
What's in store musically for the royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry? Everything is hush-hush until "the biggest classical musical event of the year" happens on Saturday -- along with the ceremony, of course. But we have a pretty good idea of what will be played, and you can listen now.