Hear a performance of the gorgeous "Entr'acte," as well as music by Robert Schumann.
An intimate look at the life and legacy of a singular musical figure, featuring insights from conductor Marin Alsop. Bernstein was born Aug. 25, 1918, and classical music lovers across the world are marking the 100th anniversary of his birth this year. It's a chance to rediscover his most indelible compositions, connect with his lesser-known pieces and appreciate what a singular musical figure he was.
Composer Paul Lansky was a pioneer in computer music -- sounds generated and manipulated by a computer. And then, after decades as an innovative composer of computer music, Paul stopped. He switched his focus to writing for live musicians. He's particularly fond of working with percussionists. This is the story of Paul's journey from the frontier of computer music to the pieces he writes now. You'll also hear a complete performance of "Travel Diary" -- a percussion piece played by the Meehan/Perkins Duo, recorded live at the Bravo! Vail music festival -- in this episode of Centennial Sounds from CPR Classical and Colorado Public Radio.
From Leonard Bernstein to Big Bird, a look at the faces and highlights in the legendary cellist's story as he gears up for his Red Rocks Amphitheatre concert.
Yes, it's true. As Yo-Yo Ma prepares to headline there this summer, here's a look at how Van Cliburn and Igor Stravinsky helped establish classical music at Colorado's most famous amphitheater.