Composer Daron Hagen talks about Benjamin Britten and his opera on the high seas, Billy Budd.
Composer Stephen Paulus passed away last October. Composer Alex Freeman teaches about Paulus’ music and legacy.
Cellist Alisa Weilerstein talks about the Aspen Music Festival, music for solo cello and more.
Classical Classroom, Ep 97: Summer Music – Aspen Edition! Robert McDuffie On 21st Century Classical Music Careers
Advice for musicians at the beginnings of their careers from a successful violinist.
What happens when contemporary composers make music inspired by Brahms?
Why do classical musicians go to music festivals every summer? What’s this “Aspen” all about?
Jim Kozak’s the name. Piano tuning is his game.
Not the thumpa thumpa, strobe light kind. The other kind.
Who ran the (opera) world? Bel canto singers in their heyday – that’s who.
How did being creatively under Beethoven’s influence shape Schumann’s work?
An instrument that can sound country AND Western – and classical, and Chinese folk, and blue grass…
Concertmasters play an important, distinguished, and difficult role in orchestras. So, um…what are they?
Hey there! Glad you made it.
There are no dumb questions here – only uninformed ones asked with inexplicable confidence. And panache!