Ever wonder how the singer known as Engelbert Humperdinck came by that odd name? Performance Today has the tale, as well as music by the name's original owner: composer Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel in concert in Reykjavik.
Renowned Mozart scholar Neal Zaslaw explores the composer's early years. And we hear performances of three Mozart symphonies: Symphony No. 11, Symphony No. 35 and the closing movement from the Symphony, K. 96.
For the closing concert of the 2005 Prague Autumn Festival, Cellist Heinrich Schiff plays the solo in Dvorak's "American" Cello Concerto. The performance takes place in Prague's Dvorak Hall, with the Czech Philharmonic.
Hear the Seattle art rock group Death Cab for Cutie, recorded live in concert from Washington, DC. NPR.org originally webcast the band's full performance from the 9:30 Club live online. It's the latest in NPR Music's concert series from All Songs Considered.
Death Cab for Cutie in Concert on All Songs Considered
Hear and download a full concert by the country rock group Son Volt, recorded live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. The band's performance originally webcast live on NPR.org Oct. 21. It's the latest in NPR Music's ongoing concert series from All Songs Considered.
From various concert performances around the world, Performance Today looks at music inspired by nature. Turkish pianist Fazil Say plays his composition "Black Earth," the Windham Music Festival Orchestra performs Romeo Cascarino's "Blades of Grass," and the Auckland Philharmonia performs Gareth Farr's new piece, "Stone and Ice."
Hear a full concert online by the experimental country-rock group My Morning Jacket with an opening performance by Kathleen Edwards. Both shows were originally webcast live on NPR.org from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club.
My Morning Jacket in Concert on All Songs Considered