Performing Arts

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.

Eugene Robinson: "Last Dance in Havana" (Free Press)

July 15, 2004

The editor of the Washington Post Style section talks about how the struggles and the spirit of Cuban life are reflected in the island's diverse musical culture.

Mary Chapin Carpenter: "Between Here and Gone" (Sony) (Rebroadcast)

July 5, 2004

Grammy-winning singer songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter joins Diane to talk about her career and her latest CD - "Between Here and Gone."

Marvin Hamlisch

June 15, 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...

Carole King (Rebroadcast)

May 31, 2004

Carole King joins Diane to talk about her many achievements in recording, songwriting, and activism -- including her latest album, her 2004 Grammy Trustees Award, and her work on behalf of environmental causes and political candidates.

Mary Chapin Carpenter: "Between Here and Gone" (Sony)

May 7, 2004

Grammy-winning singer songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter joins Diane to talk about her career and her latest CD - "Between Here and Gone."

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