The Met Opera performs the passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris.
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.
For better or worse, The Planets is the most well-known work of English composer Gustav Holst. We explore this masterpiece with a Boston Symphony Orchestra recording that is rather legendary.
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How do you decide between two different life passions? After years of struggling to choose, neuroscientist and operatic soprano Indre Viskontas learned that science and opera can inform the other.
For nearly 200 years, Beethoven's epic Ninth Symphony, with its powerful "Ode to Joy," has inspired millions. Now conductor Marin Alsop takes it on a world tour.
One of classical music's most beloved and widely heard conductors died Saturday. Born in secret in Nazi-occupied Latvia, he went on to a stunning international career.
Milwaukee Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond was carrying his rare Stradivarius violin out to the parking lot after a show when he was suddenly attacked. The violin, worth millions, was stolen.
We talk about the daring third symphony of Louise Farrenc, a 19th-century French composer who made her mark then but is little known now.
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This documentary charts the District's rise from the ashes of the 1968 riots to its emergence as a world-class city, featuring first-hand accounts from those who shaped the events of the time.
Hear the next generation of classical champions as talented teens play the classics in concert.
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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