Friday, May 23, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
By Amanda Angel
Carnegie Hall’s Debs Composer Chair David Lang is overseeing a concert series called Collected Stories. Here are five other composers who made music a storytelling medium.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Lieutenant Kije was an imaginary army officer on whom Sergei Prokofiev based his famous Lieutenant Kije Suite. Hear about the extraordinary adventures of this Russian this week on Classics for Kids.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
In the old days, if you wanted to travel in the winter the best way to go was by horse-drawn sleigh. This week on Classics for Kids, take some musical sleigh rides and learn all about Sergei Prokofiev’s "Troika" from the Lt. Kije Suite.
Saturday, January 04, 2014
Twentieth century composer Sergei Prokofiev wrote music that reflects his Russian background. Learn more about his life and works this week on Classics for Kids.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
By Brian Wise
While it hasn't been given much consideration, the 1983 movie "A Christmas Story" has a classical music soundtrack. A film insider explains.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
This week, From the Top and host Christopher O’Riley bring you to the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona.
Friday, August 09, 2013
By Fred Plotkin
Two rarely-heard operas have caught the attention of blogger Fred Plotkin: Tchaikovsky's Iolanta and Prokofiev's Maddalena. The latter is being called "a scandalous, hot-blooded love triangle."
Thursday, July 18, 2013
New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert conducts this week’s program that focuses on Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Opening the program is Musorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain. The 19th Century composition, inspired by Russian literary works, was made famous by Rimsky-Korsakov’s edition of the piece.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert conducts Dallapiccola’s rarely performed serialist opera Il Prigioniero. Bass-baritone Gerald Finley is The Prisoner, and making their debuts with the Philharmonic are soprano Patricia Racette as The Mother, tenor Peter Hoare as The Jailer and Grand Inquisitor, tenor William Ferguson as the First Priest, and baritone Sidney Outlaw as the Second Priest. Also featured is the Collegiate Chorale, led by James Bagwell.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
High drama is the order of the day as the New York Philharmonic presents an all-Russian program with works by Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff, recorded during the orchestra's 2010 European Tour. Alan Gilbert conducts and pianist Yefim Bronfman is the soloist on Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2.