Richard Strauss's opera is an intense and still-startling work that unites the impact of Greek tragedy with the unsettling insights of early-20th-century Freudian psychology.
From the Top returns to the Aspen Music Festival and School to celebrate the young musicians who gather there to study and perform during the summer.
This spring, WNO is presenting its first complete Ring cycle by Richard Wagner. Learn more about this massive undertaking as Classical WETA hosts talk with performers.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic's principal cellist, Peter Stumpf, is joined by other artists from the renowned Marlboro Music Festival in concert recorded at the Freer Gallery.
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Classical music DJ Terrance McKnight says there's a lot of improvisation going on right now, particularly in Harlem.
The show tells the story of the last night of the president's life. "We took the myth of JFK and we really attempted to make him mortal," librettist Royce Vavrek says.
With a career that began at age 7, the violinist became one of the 20th century's most beloved musicians and so much more than a virtuoso.
Alva Noë revisits Anri Sala's Ravel Ravel Unraveled, which was part of the artist's solo show at the New Museum in New York City.
After 22 years away from the Metropolitan Opera, acclaimed soprano Kathleen Battle will return for a November concert of spirituals.
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