Cellist Rainer Crosett and pianist Kuang-Hao Huang perform music by Nadia Boulanger, Manuel de Falla, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago.
Astor Piazzolla was born on March 11, 1921. To celebrate the influential Argentinian composer’s centenary, Elbio Barilari explains Piazzolla’s unique legacy and shares a playlist of his most influential music.
Baldwin’s association with singers Elly Ameling, Jessye Norman, José van Dam, Teresa Berganza, Mady Mesplé, and above all, Gérard Souzay, defines the history of German art song performance in the second half of the twentieth century.
James Conlon’s OREL Foundation documents scores of composers whose lives were taken—directly or indirectly—or otherwise irrevocably altered by the Nazis. Here are four who persisted, creating art in the face of peril.