She was famous as a pianist and had a keen talent for composition. On today's show, hear the power and beauty of Clara Schumann's Piano Trio, from a concert in Atlanta. Plus, Bruce Adolphe joins us for this week's Piano Puzzler.
John Adams says that final movement of "Road Movies" is for four-wheel drives only, and to leave the driving to the musicians. Join us for that musical ride on this episode of Performance Today.
*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.
The new album from violinist Nicola Benedetti and the Philadelphia Orchestra offers a thrilling new concerto by composer and jazz legend Wynton Marsalis. We loved every minute, especially the moments that had us saying, "Wow! I didn't know a violin could do that!"
Writing music can be a tough job, especially when your opinions run counter to the government, you are under constant surveillance and threat of punishment. Composer Dmitri Shostakovich found one thing, across the span of decades, that took him away from that stress and brought him enjoyment: soccer. Musicologist Dmitri Braginsky has written a new book about Shostakovich's obsession with "the beautiful game."
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!
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.