Robert Schumann was just 20 years old when he started composing his Piano Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22 in 1830. It took him eight years to complete it, and over the course of that time Schumann experienced both major setbacks and tremendous joy – emotions you can feel in the contours of […]
While thoughts of love, sex and power dominate Nashville Ballet’s Lucy Negro Redux, for Rhiannon Giddens the work is about uncovering a hidden part of history.
Wilma Jensen, soon to turn age 90, has come a long way since the first mention of her playing in print, calling her “the youngest organist in Methodism.” Although, given that she was 11 years old at the time, the author was probably correct.
The Violins of Hope took residence in Nashville in early 2018. For months, they were displayed, discussed, and even played.
There is a section of the orchestra that is not always in the same place. Sometimes they are up, sometimes down. Sometimes they sit on stage for a half hour before they play a single note. But when it’s their turn, you definitely hear them: it’s the percussion section.
When asked to estimate how many times he has performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C min, Op. 37, Yefim Bronfman leaned back, sighed, and guessed, “Oh… surely at least 100 times.”