Tune in for a nightly mix that spans the centuries.
- Nimet Habachy
From the Palace Theatre in Greensburg, Penn., this week's From the Top features a local 12-year-old pianist playing one of Aaron Copland’s most playful pieces, a talented 15-year-old cellist performing Schumann, and the fantastic Junior Division winners of the nation's most prestigious chamber music competition performing from Leos Janacek's String Quartet No. 2.
Charles Ives wasn’t afraid to borrow good ideas. For example, he used a lot of hymn tunes in his music. So did many other American composers. This week on Classics for Kids, hear the results.
Icelandic baritone Tomas Tomasson stars as the title role in Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman presented by Los Angeles Opera. Tomasson’s character faces a curse that can only be broken by the beautiful Senta.
"The Ride of the Valkyries" was used famously in "Apocalypse Now," but it also showed up in Russ Meyers' "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls," and in Ennio Morricone's score for the Spaghetti Western "My Name Is Nobody."
In this week's episode, Terrance McKnight pairs characteristics of masculinity with music and musical personalities. Musical selections span works by Terry Riley and Philip Glass to Franz Schubert.