Classical Music Coordinator and Host
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.
July 23, 2015
A skilled mountain climber who knew Tchaikovsky and Brahms, Ethel Smyth was a big personality whose politically charged opera The Wreckers gets its first fully staged production in the U.S.
July 13, 2015
With his large, electrifying voice and his penetrating portrayals, Canadian tenor Jon Vickers thrilled opera lovers for more than 30 years.
July 11, 2015
Did Beethoven cop from a warbler? Did Mozart plagiarize a starling? NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks with Talkin' Birds host Ray Brown about these musical mysteries.
July 6, 2015
David Greene talks to the pianist about her recent performance at a piano festival in Cuba — and a particularly stressful time in her life.
July 2, 2015
Classical music and pops in a beautiful setting - who could ask for more? Enter for your chance to win a voucher for two to the Bear Valley Music festival, July 24 through August 9.