Classical Music Coordinator and Host
October 1, 2015 | Kent Teeters
The symphonic language of Dmitri Shostakovich runs the gamut, from heroic to playful, passionate to provocative.
September 28, 2015
Wolfe has just released the recording of Anthracite Fields, which won the 2015 Pulitzer for music. The piece is based on the knotty history of coal-mining families in her home state of Pennsylvania.
September 25, 2015
When the curtain rises on the Metropolitan Opera's new production of Verdi's Otello tonight, opera fans will quickly notice what's not there.
September 11, 2015
To mark the 80th birthday of the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt (Bjork and Michael Stipe are among his fans), preview an upcoming documentary and explore a few facts and myths about this singular artist.
September 7, 2015
Pop-rock balladeer, TV singing competition judge — those are just a few facets of Folds' diverse career. His latest album, made with a chamber ensemble, invites fans to open their ears a little wider.
September 4, 2015
If counting sheep isn't working, British composer Max Richter's latest piece might. Sleep is eight hours long and designed to help listeners get some shut-eye.
September 1, 2015
Music by New Orleans native Louis Moreau Gottschalk, America's first musical superstar, is a gumbo of styles including pop and classical.
August 26, 2015 | Kent Teeters
David Diamond was one of the most prolific American composers of the 20th century. He wrote several concertos (three are for the violin), many chamber music pieces including ten string quartets, and numerous orchestral works.
August 6, 2015
For decades virtuoso violinist Roman Totenberg played his prized Stradivarius around the world. Then one day in 1980 it was snatched. Gone. But in June the FBI called his daughter, Nina Totenberg, with news.
July 27, 2015 | Kent Teeters
The birthday of Jean Sibelius was celebrated during his adult years as a national event in Finland. Classical host Kent Teeters explains why this man was so beloved in his home country and beyond.