Fred Child

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Minnesota Public Radio
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Fred Child Feature Archive

Sharleen Joynt
Sharleen Joynt is a 29-year-old coloratura soprano. Originally from Ottawa, Canada, Joynt has sung in operas by Mozart and Wolfgang Rihm and sung the role of Marie in Donizetti's Daughter of the Regiment. She's currently covering a role in Strauss's Arabella at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. She's known to millions, though, for her appearance as a cast member on the most recent season of ABC's reality show The Bachelor. (04/03/2014)
Rafal Blechacz
The 2014 Gilmore Artist Award goes to 28 year-old Polish pianist Rafal Blechacz. (01/08/2014)
When he composed his Second Symphony in the early 1890s, Gustav Mahler wrestled with the Big Questions. And appropriately enough, it's a Big Piece of Music. Tune in to Carnegie Hall Live on Wednesday, March 20 at 7 p.m. to hear the Berlin Philharmonic under conductor Simon Rattle perform Mahler's Second Symphony: "Resurrection." (03/20/2013)
Hear the beauty that is Barenboim conducting Beethoven's Symphony No. 2 and Symphony No. 9 with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. (02/01/2013)
The pianist has such an intimate relationship with the Well-Tempered Clavier, hearing him play its kaleidoscopic preludes and fugues is like getting an inside view of a wondrously successful lifelong marriage. Communing daily with Bach helps the pianist stay fit and inspired. (01/17/2013)
A rising Venezuelan pianist explains to Fred Child how she overcame her mother's fears to pursue her destiny. She shares music by Chopin, Villa-Lobos and Albeniz. (06/06/2012)