Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: On the topic of love

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Plato's Symposium by Anselm Friedrich Feuerbach Painting by Anselm Friedrich Feuerbach, public domain, wikimedia commons

In Plato's Symposium, seven men get together for a party and, when the topic of love comes up, each man weighs in with his own soliloquy. Those speeches inspired a piece of orchestral music by Leonard Bernstein. On Friday's Performance Today, hear Bernstein's Serenade after Plato's Symposium, from a concert in Nashville.