Below is a selection of radio pieces that I have hosted or produced.
In a colossal career spanning more than 60 years, Igor Stravinsky was constantly reinventing himself with kaleidoscopic shifts in style. Along the way, the Russian composer forged key professional ties. This program by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, features three works linked to the CSO.
On this broadcast of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Edo de Waart conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 and two works by Mozart: the Symphony No. 38 and Horn Concerto No. 3.
Classical music has played a role in the Olympics for more than a century. The games have inspired works by composers as diverse as Richard Strauss, Dmitri Shostakovich, Philip Glass and Josef Suk. This hour-long special explores this up-and-down history.
The labor dispute that shook the Metropolitan Opera in the summer of 2014 was not the first of its kind. In this WNYC Radio report, I looked at the history of such disputes, and examined what was at stake if a threatened lockout were to occur.
Racial and ethnic diversity has remained elusive for many American orchestras. In February 2015, I convened a panel of experts to look at the roots of this complex issue, touching on audition practices and other issues.
Russian pianist Kirill Gerstein demonstrates why he feels history has embraced the “wrong” version of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Gerstein had recently released the world premiere recording of the concerto’s 1879 version.
The Metropolitan Opera made news in 2015 with its decision not to put darkening makeup on the face of the tenor singing the lead role in Otello, its 2015 opening-night production. In this podcast, two prominent African-American opera singers and a scholar explore the issue.
As 2014 came to a close, three top music critics looked back at the year in classical music: Anne Midgette, the classical music critic of the Washington Post; David Patrick Stearns, classical music critic of the Philadelphia Inquirer; and Zachary Woolfe, classical music editor of the New York Times.
This edition of Conducting Business considers: what is the appropriate age for kids to attend grown-up concerts? And how should they be prepared for the experience? Guests include a concert pianist and the founder of Park Slope Parents.
The NEA in 2013 published a five-year study on audience trends across the performing and visual arts. The research provided a springboard for a lively discussion by four prominent arts leaders in The Greene Space at WQXR.
The Temple of Dendur is one of the most popular sites at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a magnet for sketch artists and tourists snapping selfies. In 2014, it inspired a musical theater piece.
New York City Opera made international headlines in 2013 after it filed for bankruptcy. But another longstanding New York arts organization faced similar troubles, and with much less fanfare. Hear why in this exclusive report.