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- Nimet Habachy
This week's From the Top is broadcast from Calderwood Hall at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, as part of the Massachusetts' Cultural Council's National Summit on Creative Youth Development. You'll meet a guitarist who’s an expert on roller coasters and a teenage cellist from New Orleans whose family is French-American but who loves all things Korean. Performances on this show range from a Chopin piano favorite to the wild ride of a trombone quartet.
Nearly 300 operatic works have been based on Shakespeare's plays. Saturday at 12:30 pm, Garry Wills, author of Verdi’s Shakespeare: Two Men of the Theater, discusses the Bard's influence on Verdi.
Saturday at 1 pm, the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts Mozart's Cosi fan tutte starring Susanna Phillips, Danielle de Niese, Isabel Leonard, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov.
For over a century, music and movies have been making magic together. Music composed for films is varied and exciting, with qualities that connect it to the classical tradition, as well as special attributes of its own.
David Garland presents a series of programs on the history of film music. Heard on Movies on the Radio on the last Saturday of each month for ten months, the series covers the styles and innovations in the soundtrack field, decade by decade.