Tune in for a nightly mix that spans the centuries.
- Nimet Habachy
This week, From the Top is at the Chautauqua Amphitheater at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, N.Y., where you'll hear a teenage guitarist play his own arrangement of Scarlatti and a 13-year-old pianist perform Liszt. You'll also hear from an 18-year-old soprano who not only met her idol, Renee Fleming, but had the great soprano select the piece she'll perform on the show.
The spring season of Operavore comes to a close with a smorgasbord of highlights. Among them, three mezzos representing three generations: Marilyn Horne, Susan Graham and Joyce DiDonato.
The summer season of broadcasts from the Lyric Opera of Chicago begins with Verdi's epic drama. Thomas Hampson sings the title role alongside Ferruccio Furlanetto and Krassimira Stoyanova.
A one-hour program exploring the crucial differences between Wagner and his contemporary Verdi.
Recorded live at Carnegie Hall, the New York Youth Symphony performs a world premiere by the young composer Paul Dooley, the left hand piano concerto by Ravel and excerpts from Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev.
In advance of Memorial Day, David Garland presents highlights from several war movie scores, including Elmer Bernstein's "The Great Escape," Jerry Goldsmith's "Patton" and John Williams' "Saving Private Ryan."