Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Remembering Roman Totenberg

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Roman Totenberg, violin Tomasz Skowronski

On Thursday's Performance Today, we remember violinist Roman Totenberg, who died on Tuesday. In Totenberg's marathon 90-year professional career, he worked with composers like Samuel Barber, taught hundreds of students and launched two important musical institutions: The Aspen Music Festival and Music Academy of the West. The classical music world would be a different place had it not been for Roman Totenberg. We'll honor his contribution by listening to his performance of Ernest Bloch's Violin Concerto.