A child is born in Salzburg with indescribable, incomprehensible talent for music and composition. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart travels the world and rubs shoulders with the greatest composers in Europe, all by the age of 12. It's the first of five episodes on Mozart, kicking off our new podcast The Great Composers. The series, hosted by Karla Walker and Scott O'Neil, offers an intimate look at some of history's greatest musical minds. Subscribe so you don't miss an episode.
Listen at 7:30 p.m. as Brett Mitchell performs Beethoven's immortal Fifth Symphony, plus music by Mason Bates and Kevin Puts.
Composer Julia Wolfe lives in Lower Manhattan, just blocks from where the Twin Towers once stood. She and her family watched 9/11 unfold around them, and dealt with the aftermath. She wrote one of her most stark, concise works as a response. She called it “Compassion.” Hear the piece performed in concert by pianist Conrad Tao at the Aspen Music Festival and School -- and more of Julia's story -- in this episode of Centennial Sounds from CPR Classical and Colorado Public Radio.
Starting at 3 p.m. Friday, hear a full weekend of masterworks by history's greatest composers.
A sampling of the best interviews, features and CPR Performance Studio sessions from this summer.
Thomas Blomster recently traveled to Mongolia to conduct the premiere of his piece, written for the country's traditional instruments.
It’s an intimate look at the people who wrote some of the greatest music ever. Subscribe and hear a preview.
"Gitana" is a piece by one of history's greatest harp players.
Composer Loretta Notareschi remembers early motherhood as one of the hardest moments of her life. She felt completely in love with her infant daughter but she also grappled with a frightening postpartum mood disorder. She decided to use music to tell her story, and start a conversation with others going through the same thing. Hear Loretta’s piece, “String Quartet OCD,” performed by the Playground Ensemble String Quartet in the CPR Performance Studio, and the story behind the composition, in this episode of Centennial Sounds from CPR Classical and Colorado Public Radio.
"The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs" premiered this summer and runs through Aug. 25 at the Santa Fe Opera.