Violinist Shelby Yamin and Pianist Lillia Woolschlager perform music by Amy Beach, Marie Jaëll, Ingeborg von Bronsart, Cécile Chaminade, and Clara Schumann, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago.
Take this quiz to find out which dean of American music you’re most like! Are you sparse and minimal like Philip Glass? Or do you prefer the sis-boom-bah John Philip Sousa? Do you prefer Samuel Barber’s sonic landscapes of America, or Scott Joplin’s Ragtime portraits of American life?
Just because the school year is right around the corner doesn’t mean that you have to stop playing (or writing) music. As proof, here are 16 pieces from composers written when they were still students!
You voted on your 10 favorite piano concertos and we aired them on WFMT along with 10 piano concertos that might be less familiar to you. Which of the concertos below are discoveries to you? Which of your favorites would you add to the list?