Leave it to Guiseppe Verdi to take a classic tragedy by Shakespeare and make it even more powerful and heartrending.
This week's show features performances of Haydn and Brahms by the Takács Quartet, one of the world's foremost string quartets.
This week's show features a superb 17-year-old pianist from Brooklyn who wants to devote himself to the work of racially diversifying the world of classical music.
Wolf Trap Opera's 2015 production of The Ghosts of Versailles, which played to sold-out houses and garnered critical acclaim, is available for free online viewing until September 22, 2016.
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"To be a composer, you have to be a fanatic," said the openminded artist, who journeyed through styles, countries and decades.
Who needs the Olympics? Renee Montagne talks with music commentator Miles Hoffman about the intense world of classical music competitions.
You might not know Marni Nixon's name, but you've probably heard her. Nixon dubbed the voices for Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady, Natalie Wood in West Side Story and Deborah Kerr in The King and I.
In this age of Twitter and Snapchat, we boil essays down to 140 characters, and videos can be no more than a handful of seconds. But what about a classical concerto? Can it be boiled down?
An odd little tune the outgoing British prime minister sang in front of No. 10 Downing St. has inspired a bit of analysis — and a rash of arrangements and tributes.
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Hear the next generation of classical champions as talented teens from across the nation play the classics in concert.
Tune in to Classical WETA 90.9 FM on the first Wednesday of each month at 9 p.m. for performances from the National Symphony Orchestra's archives.
The WETA Guide spotlights the special places and happenings in the Greater Washington area. For both the newcomer and the long-time resident, this television series is a great introduction to the region's many highlights.
Live performances from some of today's finest chamber musicians, recorded in the acoustically superb Barns at Wolf Trap.
Arlington, Virginia's Fire Chief James Schwartz recalls the county fire department's milestones.
Sesame Street, the recipient of 85 Emmys, helps children learn and grow with its unique blend of excitement, humor, and compassion.
WETA has partnered with the Arlington Historical Society to tell stories about our area's past.
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