“Cold Mountain,” the bestselling Civil War novel by Charles Frazier, tells the story of a Confederate soldier who decides he has had enough and walks away in search of the woman he left behind. Now that epic has been distilled into a work of opera, created by celebrated composer Jennifer Higdon. Jeffrey Brown reports from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown’s extended interview with Jennifer Higdon and Hilary Hahn’s performance of Bach’s Sarabande in D minor.
Hilary Hahn and Jennifer Higdon shared a love of 20th century music when Higdon was Hahn’s professor at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Fifteen years later, this student-teacher relationship has transformed into a partnership at the top of its field. Continue reading