Two composers, struggling through turmoil, and two young instrumentalists, unwilling to turn in routine performances, all come together on a new compact disc.
In a few brief years, 26-year-old Gustavo Dudamel has become a star of the classical music world. On this new disc, the remarkable young conductor interprets Mahler -- leading an orchestra of equally remarkable young musicians.
The great composer and the great violinist were estranged friends, until a new composition brought them back together again. That olive branch -- Brahms' Double Concerto -- is featured on a new CD.
Young pianist Simon Trpceski thinks Chopin's Second Piano Sonata captures the composer's personality: passion, drama, lyricism, elegance, sadness and longing for true love. Trpceski's newest CD features the sonata and other music by Chopin.
A new CD called "Rhapsody in Ragtime" explores not only straight-ahead rags by usual suspects like Scott Joplin but also explores the rag-influenced writings of jazz greats Fats Waller, Bix Beiderbecke and Eubie Blake.
The members of the Emerson String Quartet have enjoyed three decades of intimate collaboration and joyful music-making. Their 30th anniversary recording showcases the group's shared spirit of exploration: the complete string quartets by Johannes Brahms.
George Frideric Handel's music has an unmistakably regal, celestial nature that calls for a polished approach--and that's just what the Academy of Ancient Music delivers on its new recording.
The sound is sort of a cross between classic Italian opera arias and the movie musicals of a bygone era. It's zarzuela, a truly Spanish idiom, and it's brought back to life on a new CD by tenor Rolando Villazon.
In a new recording, the Claremont Trio flies back and forth between the sadness of loss and the joy of a life remembered and celebrated.
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Shoreview is welcoming its newest addition on May 16, 2004â€”a custom-designed pipe organ. Members of the congregation there found themselves giving a lot more than usual to make it happen.
Cellist Pablo Casals called Bach's creations "the greatest and purest music of all time." We'll be hearing a lot of Bach's music this week as we celebrate his 319th birthday. Five Minnesota Public Radio hosts share personal reflections.