The Met's current production of Dvorak's fairy-tale opera, 'Rusalka', features lush sets that could have been lifted directly out of a Tolkien story: realistic, but tinged with fantasy. Here's a slideshow of the production.
Soprano Renee Fleming went from singing the national anthem at the NFL's Super Bowl last Sunday to performing the title role in 'Rusalka' this weekend at the Met Opera. She shares some thoughts with Julie Amacher.
Polish pianist Rafal Blechacz's second recording for Deutsche Grammophon is a collection of Polonaises by Chopin.
On her latest recording, Rachel Barton Pine pairs the famous Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor with one that's rarely heard by Robert Schumann.
Dvorak is best known for his orchestral music, Janacek for his operas -- but they both composed choral music, as a new disc from vocal ensemble Cantus shows.
Leonidas Kavakos is a third-generation Greek violinist. His grandfather was a folk fiddler; his father was a classically trained violinist. On his new recording of Brahms violin works, Leonidas Kavakos blends both of these worlds.
Luxembourg pianist Cathy Krier has immersed herself in the piano music of Leos Janacek. On her new recording she shares that music, along with the story of a composer who wrote authentic music that was ahead of its time.
Minnesota is in the deep freeze, so this week, we take a reprieve and head to South and Latin America on Morning Glories.
The Canadian Brass challenges itself to feature arrangements and music that audiences will love as much as it does. That continues on a new holiday recording titled <i>Christmas Time is Here</i>, which pays tribute to some of the most popular animated specials created for the holidays. It's on this week's New Classical Tracks.
The Clare College Choir -- made famous by John Rutter -- has a new disc of music for the Advent season. The choir's <i>Veni Emmanuel (Music for Advent)</i> is featured in this week's New Classical Tracks.
The country's oldest arts organization celebrates the season with Ives, Billings, and a familiar text, set to two melodies. Harry Christophers and Handel and Haydn Society's 'Joy to the World: An American Christmas' is featured in this week's New Classical Tracks.
For his new holiday album, Joshua Bell invites the whole gang over: Renee Fleming, Alison Kraus, Chick Corea, and the duo Igudesman and Joo, who create a madcap seasonal mashup. It's on this week's New Classical Tracks.
Chinese pianist Yuja Wang has found perfect partners in Gustavo Dudamel and the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. The youthful energy and excitement was heightened as they recorded not one, but two Russian masterpieces for piano and orchestra in a live setting, in the same concert.
Guitarist Milos Karadaglic's new album, <i>Canción</i> is a delicious buffet of South American flavors that celebrates the guitar as a classical instrument and as a popular instrument.
Johannes Brahms has created a special journey in these two piano concertos. As you listen, you may realize you've lost all track of time.