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- Nimet Habachy
This week, From the Top is at Centennial Hall at the University of Arizona in Tucson. There we hear a 13-year-old pianist play some diabolical music by Prokofiev and an 11-year-old violinist play the last composition Debussy ever wrote. Also, a 17-year-old guitarist plays a piece by Mauro Giuliani and tells why he thinks Tucson is the center of the world for his instrument.
Saturday at 1 pm, the first of WQXR's series of special broadcasts from the Royal Opera House in London features Verdi’s dramatic tale of love, ambition and intrigue set in 16th-century Spain.
Alec Baldwin – former "30 Rock" star, film actor and now MSNBC host – is also a fixture in New York's concert halls. His love of classical symphonic music embraces music composed for film.
A few years back, "family values" was a popular catch phrase that spoke to religious and socially conservative thought. But host Terrance McKnight explores the phrase in a different context.