Performing Arts

Renée Fleming: "The Inner Voice" (Viking) (Rebroadcast)

January 20, 2005

Renowned soprano Renée Fleming describes how she developed her voice into what has become known as the gold standard of the soprano sound, and used it to become one of the world's most sought-after musical artists.

Music heard...

Violinist Joshua Bell (Rebroadcast)

December 29, 2004

Diane talks with America's greatest classical violinist, who was in Washington this fall to perform with the National Symphony Orchestra. His latest CD is titled "Romance of the Violin."

Don Saliers & Emily Saliers: "A Song to Sing, A Life to Live" (Jossey-Bass) (Rebroadcast)

December 24, 2004

Emily Saliers of the popular group "Indigo Girls" and her father, a professor of theology, talk about how the language of music connects us all.

Don Saliers & Emily Saliers: "A Song to Sing, A Life to Live" (Jossey-Bass)

December 9, 2004

Emily Saliers of the popular group "Indigo Girls" and her father, a professor of theology, talk about how the language of music connects us all.

Renée Fleming: "The Inner Voice" (Viking)

December 7, 2004

Renowned soprano Renée Fleming describes how she developed her voice into what has become known as the gold standard of the soprano sound, and used it to become one of the world's most sought-after musical artists.

Music heard...

Robert Gottlieb: "George Balanchine" (HarperCollins)

December 2, 2004

George Balanchine revolutionized ballet. A new biography traces his arrival in the U.S. from Imperial Russia, his impact on dance, and his life off-stage.

Dan Zanes: "Parades and Panoramas" (Festival Five Records)

September 30, 2004

In 1927, the great American poet Carl Sandburg published a folk music compendium he called "The American Songbag" -- a collection of ballads, spirituals, work songs, love songs, and other tunes from all our country's musical...

Violinist Joshua Bell

September 27, 2004

Diane talks with America's greatest classical violinist, performing this week with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. His latest CD is titled "Romance of the Violin."

The following recordings by Joshua Bell...

Marvin Hamlisch (Rebroadcast)

September 6, 2004

Acclaimed composer and pops conductor Marvin Hamlisch joins Diane to talk about his career, which has spanned nearly every area of show business. His best-known compositions include the Broadway shows "A Chorus Line" and "Sweet...

Thomas Cottle: "When The Music Stopped" (SUNY Press)

August 11, 2004

A son tells the story of his mother, Gitta Gradova, who forfeited a career as an internationally renowned concert pianist for the sake of motherhood, only to return at age 80.

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