Tune in for a nightly mix that spans the centuries.
- Nimet Habachy
This week, From the Top comes to you from the Robert and Margaret Mondavi Performing Arts Center at the University of California Davis, where you’ll meet an array of award-winning young musicians, including a 17-year-old guitarist who plays Chopin and a 16-year-old flutist who beatboxes on her flute. You'll also meet a 15-year-old pianist who plays Johann Strauss, a trio who plays Astor Piazzolla, and an 11-year-old violinist who performs Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen.
Over the course of Beethoven’s life, the piano grew from a small instrument with 48 keys to a powerful one with 88 keys. This week on Classics for Kids, hear how the music of Beethoven shows the great things this new instrument could do.
Marilyn Horne speaks with the American Broadway composer John Kander about the opera he loves and reveals why he never composed for the opera stage. Kander also reveals something he's always wanted to say to Horne.
The Metropolitan Opera broadcasts its production of The Enchanted Island featuring tenor Placido Domingo and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham. The production brings back the baroque form called pastiche (or "mess") that fuses a wide array of music from different composers.
Some of Hollywood's finest composers created particularly rich scores for movies of method actor Montgomery Clift, and David Garland presents highlights from several tonight at 9 pm.