Editor’s note: This post will be updated with new videos leading up to the July 2 Trey Anastasio interview on the PBS NewsHour. All right Phish fans, get ready: the PBS NewsHour’s profile of Trey Anastasio will air Tuesday, July … Continue reading
Van Cliburn first gained worldwide attention when he won the first International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow at 23. Cliburn died at home at the age of 78 after a battle with bone cancer. In 2008, Jeffrey Brown profiled the musician, reflecting on Cliburn’s momentous competition and later life. Continue reading
German opera singer Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, who died Friday at age 86, was a master of the Lieder, a form of German song that he helped make popular in the 20th century. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Anne Midgette, a classical music critic for The Washington Post, about Fischer-Dieskau’s legacy. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown’s extended interview with Jennifer Higdon and Hilary Hahn’s performance of Bach’s Sarabande in D minor.
International pop star Sting is in the midst of an American and world tour with his ‘band’. This summer, that means a 45-piece band made up from members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, who have been helping him re-create his past hits with a very different sound. He has a new album called “Symphonicities.”
Composer Jennifer Higdon is the recipient of this year’s Pulitzer Prize in Music.