The National Chamber Players, led by Artistic Director James Lee, perform a program of Brahms, Haydn and Tchaikovsky, recorded at Episcopal High School in Alexandria.
History's most famous composers were as different from one another as any of their compositions, but which do you most closely resemble?
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Nicole Lacroix is the weekday evening host on Classical WETA 90.9 FM. After receiving a degree in music from Trinity College, Lacroix spent fifteen years at WGMS in Washington, with stints at VOA, KDFC San Francisco and at Baltimore's WJHU and WBJC.
The composer passed away a little over a year ago. Two final works, a film score for The Magnificent Seven and a horn concerto, prove that his emotional approach to storytelling endures.
The New York composer is one of 23 individuals picked this year for the prestigious annual prize, which comes with $625,000.
Violence against women, and a smart storyteller from the Arabian Nights, inspired John Adams' "dramatic symphony," featuring violinist Leila Josefowicz.
A remarkable American composer was also one of the country's finest critics. Another leading critic reflects on both his predecessor's work and music journalism today.
Young musicians from a Paraguayan slum have toured the world with instruments made of garbage. They've played with Stevie Wonder and for the Pope. Now they're in a documentary.
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Who is your classical composer personality match?
PostClassical Ensemble's Mozart, "Amadeus", and the Gran Partita
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