January 12, 2007 · View more than 12 years worth of Performance Today synopses, along with with a vast assortment of concert performances, interviews, analysis, commentary and more.
'Performance Today' Has Moved
Effective January 16, 2007, Performance Today is no longer produced by NPR, but archives dating back to 1995 remain available here. The long-running classical-music program, hosted by Fred Child (left), lives on at American Public Media. For current information on Performance Today, please visit its new Web site at performancetoday.org.
From the Archive
January 5, 2007 · Twenty years of programs, two hours a day, every day. That's around 45-thousand performances, recorded in places as remote as alpine ski villages in South Korea, to the great cathedrals of music in Paris, to chamber music festivals in the hills of New Mexico, to NPR's own Studio 4-A. It's impossible to squeeze 20 years into two hours, so here are some sweet memories, thrilling performances, and even a few flukes.
January 10, 2007 · In Bruce Adolphe's Piano Puzzler, Performance Today host Fred Child calls a listener, and together they try to guess which popular song Adolphe has disguised in the style of a well-known classical composer.
January 12, 2007 · Performance Today presents its list of 50 essential classical music CDs, selected by classical music critic and PT commentator Ted Libbey. Each entry links to Libbey's Performance Today feature on that CD.