Tune in for a nightly mix that spans the centuries.
- Nimet Habachy
This week, From the Top comes to you from Hosmer Concert Hall at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, where you'll hear Tchaikovsky’s beautiful "Melodie" performed by a 14-year-old violinist studying at the Cleveland Institute of Music and George Enescu's "Cantabile" performed by an 18-year-old flutist from California. Also, a 10-year-old pianist performs "The Cat and the Mouse" by Aaron Copland.
Houston Grand Opera presents the original five-act French-language version of Verdi's sprawling grand opera. The work is based on Friedrich Schiller's play inspired by 16th-century history.
Composer Alexandre Desplat joins David Garland to discuss his music including recent scores for "Moonrise Kingdom," "Rust and Bone," "Rise of the Guardians" and "Argo."
Giving during the holiday season is inherent. Yet as we hear, some gifts are not always found in brown paper packages tied up with string. This week's All Ears explores this very idea of gift-giving in the not-so-usual holiday song format: melodies composed for others; gifts of life.