Tune in for a nightly mix that spans the centuries.
- Nimet Habachy
Seventy-five years ago today, a 19-year-old Leonard Bernstein gave his first performance as a composer-pianist. This week's Showdown offered three pieces by a more mature Bernstein.
Terrance McKnight is the WQXR weekday evening McKnight’s musical experiences — from glee club soloist and accomplished pianist, to professor at Morehouse College, and finally as producer and host of several music programs for public radio — have consistently juxtaposed the European Classical tradition alongside American classic traditions, such as jazz, gospel, African American spirituals and other musical genres.
George Balanchine, born in St. Petersburg, became a dancer and accomplished pianist. Host Bill McGlaughlin follows his charmed life and the music that inspired him. Music by Bach, Ravel, Tchaikovsky and Balanchine's longtime friend, Igor Stravinsky.