The modernist composer's solo percussion music — fueled by quick pulses in bongos and the fat punctuations of bass drums — flows in a new recording.
Listen at 7:30 p.m. for music by Beethoven, Haydn and Shostakovich.
Each night at 6 p.m. this week, CPR Classical airs a five-part look at the composers persecuted by the Nazis. Seventy years after World War II ended, their music still resonates.
The internationally celebrated soloist convinced violinist Klara Berkovich to teach her when she was just five years old. Student and teacher join NPR's Arun Rath to reflect on their relationship.
What's coming up for the week of April 13.
Classical pianist Valentina Lisitsa is a YouTube star. Reactions to her divisive and fiercely political Twitter account became the catalyst for a string of problems at the Toronto Symphony.
Danny Elfman is the featured guest in a show taped at the King Center Concert Hall on the Auraria Campus.
The pianist performs Wednesday at the Arvada Center.
For the composer, life is how the past and the future connect. Glass' new memoir, Words Without Music, looks back on his childhood, travels through Asia and when his music provoked violence.
What's coming up for the week of April 6.