In Verdi's opera, a hunchbacked jester struggles to balance the beauty and evil that exist in his life.
History's most famous composers were as different from one another as any of their compositions, but which do you most closely resemble?
James Jacobs can be heard Tuesday through Friday evenings on Classical WETA 90.9 FM. His varied career has included performing on programs like A Prairie Home Companion and working as a producer for both recorded programs and concert broadcasts.
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The 29-year-old pianist and composer who performs all the on-screen music in the Oscar-nominated movie, Green Book, explains how it was done.
The mayor of Cremona, Italy, blocked traffic during five weeks of recording and asked residents to please keep quiet so master musicians could play four instruments — note by note — for posterity.
How did Samuel Barber's stirring, lush work for strings — music that has become America's semi-official music of mourning — become a beloved and endlessly remixed dance floor anthem?
Venezuela-born conductor Carlos Izcaray of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra tells Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd about music he's turning to for solace as unrest grows in his native country.
The warm-voiced, and much admired, singer eschewed the glitzy life of an opera star to concentrate on the art of vocal communication.
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Hear the next generation of classical champions as talented teens from across the nation play the classics in concert.
This documentary charts the District's rise from the ashes of the 1968 riots to its emergence as a world-class city, featuring first-hand accounts from those who shaped the events of the time.
What happens when a homebrewer, a local business and a museum join forces? Historic beer!
Art instructor Roey Ebert helps guide budding young artists step-by-step through the painting process in the new how-to series Roey's Paintbox.
Local writer Kim O'Connell discusses her unique family history as the daughter of an American serviceman father and a Vietnamese mother.
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