In 1922, Maurice Ravel premiered a duo, his Sonata for Violin and Cello, and it marked a turning point in his development as a composer. Ravel described the sonata as "music stripped to the bone" yet it is surprisingly complex. On today's show, hear Amy Schwartz Moretti and Yegor Dyachov perform Ravel's Sonata for Violin and Cello, from a concert in Seattle.
Despite her husband's name-recognition, Clara Schumann was the breadwinner of the household. She was a formidable pianist and a prolific composer. On today's show, we're throwing Clara a much deserved birthday party in celebration of Clara Schumann's 200th birthday!
Cellist Ifetayo Ali-Landing is Performance Today's current Young Artist in Residence. Ifetayo recently joined Fred Child for conversation and music at our studio in Saint Paul. You can hear it all here!
Come match wits with Bruce Adolphe - now you can play the Piano Puzzler anytime, anywhere! Every week, we're putting a sneak peek of the upcoming Puzzler online; have a listen, and then send us your best guess.
*Now Waitlisting* The year 2020 marks Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday and you are cordially invited to celebrate in the composer’s homeland with Performance Today ™ host Fred Child. Designed for lovers of nature, culture and, of course, classical music, this customized adventure of food, music, art and sheer fun will thrill you.
Listen to violinist Joshua Bell, his mother Shirley and his son Josef read the children's book "Dance of the Violin." The book is inspired by a music competition that Bell participated in as a kid which started as a disaster, but ended as the best day ever.
When was the last time you listened to music without distractions or expectations? What about the last time you listened to your mind and body? Here's your chance to do both! Inspired by the Live Music Meditations at Princeton, we teamed up with Princeton University Concerts to make a mini-meditation you can do wherever you are. Take 15 minutes out of your day to try this guided meditation and experience a deeper form of listening.
Trombonist Addison Maye-Saxon is Performance Today's current Young Artist in Residence. Addison recently joined Fred Child for conversation and music at our studio in Saint Paul. You can hear it all here!