Saturday, September 28, 2013
Saturday at 1 pm, tune in for the Royal Opera House's recent production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, starring Simon Keenlyside.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Before the first notes of Eugene Onegin, shouts rained down from the Family Circle of the Metropolitan Opera, with the word "Putin" surfacing often. David Patrick Stearns reports.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
This week, From the Top comes to you from Harris Concert Hall at the Aspen Music Festival and School. We hear performances from an outstanding array of young musicians who studied here over the summer. Among them, a 16-year-old pianist performing from Préludes, Book II by Claude Debussy; a 14-year-old cellist performing the music of Edouard Lalol; and a 16-year-old violinist performing Tchaikovsky’s playful Waltz-Scherzo.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Listen to Saturday's broadcast of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales playing works by Elgar, Tchaikovsky and Walton. Plus: Hear the daily "Tea Time" pieces from last week on-demand.
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."
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
By Brian Wise
The Metropolitan Opera said on Tuesday that its season-opening production of Eugene Onegin will be directed by Fiona Shaw, after the director Deborah Warner pulled out.
Thursday, August 01, 2013
The New York Philharmonic is in the midst of performing and recording all of Carl Nielsen's major orchestral works, including six symphonies and three concertos.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
By Brian Wise
On May 19, 1958, some five weeks after winning the first Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Van Cliburn gave a sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
The saying goes, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice!” This week on Classics for Kids, learn about some of the famous musicians who made this landmark music hall in New York City famous.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Do you know who Hansel and Gretel, Clara and Amahl are? They’re characters who come alive in some classical Christmas favorites. You can hear their music this week on Classics for Kids.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker, is a beloved holiday favorite. This week on Classics for Kids, hear the story of The Nutcracker and enjoy its enchanting music.
Saturday, December 08, 2012
What’s a ballet? What do ballet dancers wear? How is a ballet composed? You’ll hear the answers to these questions this week on Classics for Kids as host Naomi Lewin takes you on a trip through the ballets of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
Saturday, December 01, 2012
This week on Classics for Kids, learn about Russian conductor Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, who wrote one of the holiday’s most beloved pieces, The Nutcracker.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Most opera lovers are familiar with Tatyana in Eugene Onegin and Lisa in The Queen of Spades, but Tchaikovsky also wrote some fabulous music for several other heroines.