In his new tribute album, pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi finds common ground between two odd bedfellows — composer Francis Poulenc and singer Edith Piaf. Their connection, he says, is the powerful way they expressed emotions through the beautiful melodies in their songs.
When Bryce Dessner of The National and Clogs wrote his first piece for string quartet, it was premiered by one of the great ensembles, the Kronos Quartet. Watch the video premiere of Dessner's 'Aheym,' with kinetic imagery by artist Matthew Ritchie.
Explore three unique pieces that aren't symphonies but have epic sweep: Terry Riley's minimalist masterpiece In C, Phil Kline's holiday boombox parade Unsilent Night and John Luther Adams' percussion extravaganza Inuksuit — and hear a sneak preview of a terrific new recording.
An incredible roster of musicians gathered at Carnegie Hall in 2009 to play Terry Riley's epic 'In C' — with the complete, but only single-page, score projected overhead.
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The young Ingolf Wunder shines in Mozart, Jorge Federico Osorio reintroduces a Mexican classic and Elisveta Blumina reveals the gentle side of Valentine Silvestrov in three compelling new piano recordings.