Jose Serebrier, one of the most recorded conductors of our time, is well known for recording less often played music — giving such pieces a chance, as the Maestro likes to say. His recent 2-CD set on Naxos of the complete ballet music from Giuseppe Verdi's operas is a great example, and includes some recently re-discovered music. Classical WETA's David Ginder spoke with Mo. Serebrier about the project, which is featured as our CD Pick of the Week starting June 25, 2012.
WETA looks back at the people and events of the 1980s — the disorderly decade that saw Washington's emergence as a true global capital.See all broadcast times →
Garrett Peck, author of "Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, D.C." discusses the history of brewing in the nation's capital.Watch video →
WETA Channel 26 hit the Washington airwaves on October 2, 1961, when station manager George Baker introduced viewers to WETA's inaugural broadcast, The New Era.Watch first broadcast →