From the TED-Ed series, Anita Collins on "How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain." Animation by Sharon Colman Graham.
Pianist Joyce Yang performs Robert Schumann's "Fantasiestucke."
Felix Mendelssohn's Piano Trio No. 1 performed at the 2014 Colorado College Summer Music Festival. Hear more from the festival as part of CPR Classical's SummerFest broadcast at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 26.
Conductor Scott O'Neil of the Colorado Symphony discusses how composers inject ideas and meaning into music in his talk, "Creating Meaning in Music," from TEDxMileHigh: "In life, as in art, if we're ever looking for more meaning, we only need to look more closely at what is already there."