Deceptive Cadence Featured Triptych
Mar 1, 2008 — Fifty years ago, a tall 23-year-old Texan shook up the music world by winning the first Tchaikovsky Competition, in Moscow at the height of the Cold War. Van Cliburn reminisces about his victory and his unconventional career.
Jun 2, 2009 — Hear the lanky Texan's iconic 1958 recording of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, made on the heels of his historic victory at the very first International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.
Dec 9, 2012 — From the versatility of the violin to the virtuosity of a mysterious opera composer, NPR's Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin an eclectic set of the year's best classical recordings.
Dec 5, 2012 — Hear the acclaimed British choral group in concert at the acoustically rich St. Paul's Church in Cambridge, Mass. The program features Christmas music from 16th century England composers Thomas Tallis and William Byrd, as well as an encore from the finest composer of the Spanish Renaissance.
Dec 23, 2008 — Composer-commentator Rob Kapilow examines what makes Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus" one of the best known — and best loved — pieces in all of music. He says the exuberance is powered by a few deceptively simple techniques.