Masumi Per Rostad on Beethoven, YouTube, and the Viola

Masumi Per Rostad is an artist completely steeped in classical music. He chats with WFMT ahead of his performance at the Grant Park Music Festival this weekend.

Video | Matthew Lipman Performs Viola Music Live from Levin Performance Studio

It’s not every day that we get treated to a performance of viola repertoire, and in this Facebook Live from the Faye and Daniel Levin Performance Studio, violist Matthew Lipman performed three works composed for the instrument by Bach, Rebecca Clarke, and Robert Schumann. Matthew, who hails from Chicago’s south suburbs, admits that “the viola has the reputation amongst the …

18 Underrated Concertos We Should Hear More Often

What makes a piece popular? How does a piece survive its first few performances? What makes something a warhorse, played over and over again, easily marketed from decade to decade? Who decides what’s good, anyway? Here are 18 underrated concertos – ones that don’t get played all that much, but maybe should be more widely known.