March 4-8: Mendelssohn
A biography of one of the greatest musical minds of all time.
Mozart seizes an almost non-existent genre and elevates it to one of the most revered and popular musical forms.
“Every town in the United States had a five-and-dime and a Boulanger student,” Virgil Thomson once said, and he wasn’t far off. Nadia Boulanger taught and influenced an entire generation of musicians, from Aaron Copland and Ástor Piazzolla to Philip Glass and Quincy Jones, and this week we’ll hear some of her compositions and performances alongside those of her prolific students.
Composers from the lands around the present-day Czech Republic have made an indelible mark on music – we’ll examine their history and influence, from medieval times to the present.
A celebration of young composers and performers.
Classical music on the silver screen, from ET to Shostakovich