Britten's response to the collective bloodshed of the 20th century remains as vital and visceral as it was when his Requiem premiered more than 50 years ago. It was commissioned for the reconsecration of Britain's Coventry Cathedral, which had been destroyed by a Nazi bomb raid in 1940.
What pairs better with the visuals of Impressionist art than the sounds of the City of Light?
The resourceful young violinist asked for brand-new encores — and, boy, did she get them. Hear fascinating works by 27 contemporary composers, written especially for Hilary Hahn.
Weekend Arts Roundup: Punk organist Cameron Carpenter, Buena Vista teens take on Orwell's 1984...and more
In our weekly segment, Ryan Warner chats with CPR Arts Editor Chloe Veltman about some of the most interesting cultural happenings around Colorado this weekend.
In his new book, conductor John Eliot Gardiner searches for clues to uncover what the great composer's life and personality were really like. He finds a man full of contradictions and unfathomable music — even "a great guy to go out and have a beer with."
Join CPR Classical tonight at 7:30 p.m. for "Porgy and Bess" and more.