There’s nothing more wild yet utterly predictable than a child’s tantrum. But in Maurice Ravel’s opera L’enfant et les sortilèges, the consequences take the child completely by surprise.
The newest “Call of Duty” game hit the market in late 2020. In “Black Ops – Cold War” it’s composer Jack Wall’s job to transport you to the turbulence of the 1980s.
While this episode of Classically Speaking was prepared in a tumultuous time, we never could have predicted how many more shocking things would happen before its release. That being said, Leila Adu’s Mahakala Oratorio still might be the right piece of music for this exact moment.
In honor of Nutcracker Season we’re bringing a well-loved episode of Classically Speaking out of the archive this week.
While many Christmas traditions have been disrupted this season, the international audience that tunes in annually to hear “Carols from King’s” can carry on this year.
As we celebrate the sesquicentennial year of composer Ludwig van Beethoven, conductor Giancarlo Guerrero joined us for a look at all nine of his symponies.
Classical music loves a milestone, and with the approach of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday, we had a big one coming in 2020. But, our plans were all thrown thanks to COVID-19.
Which came first: the chicken or the egg? OK, how about this one: the music or the instrument? Musician Parker Ramsay saw no issue with one or the other when he prepared J.S. Bach’s Golberg Variations for harp.
Did you sleep OK last night? How about the night before?
It’s not often that three conductors are in the same room – virtual or otherwise. But 2020 isn’t a typical year.