Thursday, November 06, 2014
By Amanda Angel
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Only a small handful of American works are staples of the orchestra repertoire. Some feel this not just an oversight, but a disgrace.
Monday, September 16, 2013
It's a week of transcriptions. Host Bill McGlaughlin samples the creative efforts of gifted composers who gave life and vitality to existing music by transforming it into something new. Selections include music by Bach, Copland, Liszt and Ravel.
Friday, August 30, 2013
Labor Day does have its own body of festive holiday music but plenty of composers have addressed work in its myriad forms. Tell us what piece best exemplifies the working man and woman best.
Monday, February 11, 2013
In recognition of tonight's State of the Union address, hear a spirited 1950 roundtable on American music, featuring Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Lukas Foss and Irving Fine.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
While never the flashiest pianist around, Emanuel Ax is firmly in his element on his latest recording, featuring sets of variations by Haydn, Beethoven, Schumann and Copland.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
By Amanda Angel
It’s unfortunate to think that Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthdays were conflated into one Presidents’ Day, but on the other hand, it does give an excuse to celebrate all America’s leaders. Here are a top five.
Monday, October 09, 1989
On this program, subtitled "Old Wine in New Bottles," we hear new versions of some of the classics including Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man," excerpts from Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring," and some music by German composer and conductor Thomas Wilbrandt.