Debussy’s only completed full-length opera features a constantly shifting palette of tones and colors.
History's most famous composers were as different from one another as any of their compositions, but which do you most closely resemble?
James Jacobs can be heard Tuesday through Friday evenings on Classical WETA 90.9 FM. His varied career has included performing on programs like A Prairie Home Companion and working as a producer for both recorded programs and concert broadcasts.
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Baltimore Symphony music director Marin Alsop traces her discovery of the rollicking 75-minute symphony and the man behind the music.
Founded by composer Giuseppe Verdi and funded by royalties from his popular operas, Casa Verdi in Milan opened a century ago as a home for opera musicians in their golden years.
Composers of color have long had to compete with dead white men for space on the concert stage. A new project, spearheaded by Rachel Barton Pine, seeks to correct that for the next generation.
Who knew that a little orchestra in America's Midwest, born in 1918, could grow up to be one of the world's best? Through a century of trials and triumphs, the Cleveland Orchestra still shines.
In a surprise move, the orchestra announced Wednesday that it is bringing composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen aboard as its music director, beginning in September 2020.
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Hear the next generation of classical champions as talented teens from across the nation play the classics in concert.
WETA TV 26 remembers the unique places and people of Washington's past. Through archival footage and original interviews, discover the locales that defined the city.
By the time she was 23, Arlington's Joan Mulholland had participated in more than fifty civil rights protests including the Freedom Rides and numerous sit-ins across the country.
Arthur follows the adventures and misadventures of 8-year-old Arthur Read (an aardvark), his little sister D.W., and his friends and family.
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