Topics by Cathy Fuller
Harry Christophers leads the Handel & Haydn Society in its bicentennial season opening concert, featuring Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks.
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Harry Christophers leads the Handel and Haydn Society in Handel's Samson, in concert at Symphony Hall in Boston.
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The violin and viola once owned by Mozart himself speak through the composer's music during the Boston Early Music Festival, thanks to the Salzburg Mozarteum.
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A year after his passing at the age of 101, Roman Totenberg's presence remains a powerful force in Boston and throughout the musical world.
For the 200th anniversary of Franz Liszt's birth, here are some of my favorite performances from the Fraser Performance Studio and beyond.
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Tenor Matthew Polenzani and pianist Julius Drake lead a journey into Schubert's vivid song cycle.
A few added scenes and thoughts from a cultural pilgrimage.
One of the distinctive musical sounds of Spain is featured in another postcard from the WGBH Learning Tour.
Hear inspired pairings of music and art from the Art of the Americas wing of the Museum of Fine Arts.
Two Argentine Modernists inject the distinctive energy and creativity of their native country into distinctive works of music and art.
An artistic cross-pollination of in the early years of the United States results in visual art and music of distinctive character.
The kinetically charged urban energy of the United States of the early 1940s is reflected in both visual and musical art.
Two masterpieces - one visual and one sonic - reflect different angles on life in the U.S. in 1927.
Two American artists - one a painter confined to one place and one a cosmopolitan, globetrotting composer - reflect life in the U.S. in 1855.
Learn how two New Englanders - one a painter and one a composer - each injected a sense of high drama in his art.
Iconic American artists offer dramatically different perceptions of American life in 1932 through painting and music.
Painter Mary Cassatt and composer George Whitefield Chadwick each created works of art that defined the nascent artistic identity of the United States.
One of Boston's renowned musicians organizes performances to benefit those in need.
"... the most perfect and most moving that has ever issued from the pen of any composer.”
Violinist Nikolaj Znaider visited 99.5 All Classical and brought along the instrument of a legendary artist.
The 26-year-old Courtney Lewis leads a young orchestra in powerful performances of music by Beethoven and Martinu at the WGBH Studio.
How can you get the most out of playing Haydn? Ask pianist and conductor Christian Zacharias and he'll tell you...
A Boston-bred violinist releases a stunning first recording.
Fortepianist Robert Levin talks about the infectious joy of Mozart's music.
Two longtime friends stop by our Fraser Performance Studio for conversation and music by Brahms, Berg, and Poulenc.
First, because it’s Monday and the idea of joyfully propelling yourself through the thrilling chaos of life may not yet have occurred to you...
Sir Simon Rattle says that he wasn’t always a huge Tchaikovsky fan....
Sometimes classical music can catch us with our guard down.