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One Day in Pompeii

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A sculpture of Fortuna unearthed at Pompeii
6:05AM
July
30, 2012

Most of us are at least passingly familiar with the story of the city of Pompeii.  When Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, Pompeii was burned and buried in ash, while nearby Herculaneum was destroyed by the pyroclastic flow.  Mostly we know the images of the last moments for the citizens of Pompeii, plaster of [...]

Festival to Honor Early Music Pioneer

10:00AM
May
25, 2012

David Munrow was equal parts antiquarian and visionary, an academic who unearthed buried musical treasure in dusty libraries and formed the equivalent of an early music garage band to bring it before the public.

Your Orchestra Needs an Audience? Take It to the Pub

phoograph of the facade of the Amersham Arms pub in New Cross, London, England
The Amersham Arms in New Cross, outside London, is one of the pubs on the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment's pub crawl.
11:39AM
January
24, 2012

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, known for its velvety period-instrument performances, is taking music of the Baroque – including drinking songs by Henry Purcell – on what it’s calling its “Purcell and Pork Scratchings” tour of London-area pubs.

Bernard Greenhouse’s Beloved Cello Gets Good Home at Record Price

8:00AM
January
24, 2012

Canadian arts patroness to lend Bernard Greenhouse’s cello to budding Montreal musician; The therapeutic powers of music; Julliard School recently announced a $20 million dollar endowment for Early Music

Cubicle Concert: Asteria Renaissance Voice and Lute Duo

1:30PM
October
7, 2011

Watch a performance by the award-winning Asteria voice and lute duo in the Classical 101 studios.

Today’s Serenity Break

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Bliss out with a compline service sung by Stile Antico
11:30AM
October 6, 2011

Listen to Stile Antico sing a motet by Thomas Tallis and forget the world and its problems for five minutes.

Live Friday On Classical 101: Love Songs With Asteria Duo

Asteria
Asteria voice and lute duo performs live on Classical 101 Friday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m.
1:45PM
September
29, 2011

Listen to Classical 101 Friday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m., for a special live performance by Asteria voice and lute duo.

The Grim Reaper Performs Vivaldi’s “Nightmare” Concerto

10:37AM
July
20, 2011

Vivaldi’s “nightmare” concerto never looked so spooky.

Morning Roundup: John Adams Calls The Arts “Utterly Useless”

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Composer John Adams was selected to give this year's commencement address at Julliard.
8:00AM
June
15, 2011

Composer John Adams tells new music school graduates that their degree and $2.00 might get them a cup of coffee, Herb Alpert: beyond the whipped cream, and the more Bach, the merrier.

Performance Today Highlights Early Music Performances

Apollo's Fire orchestra members standing on a balcony
Cleveland-based baroque orchestra Apollo's Fire will be featured Friday on Performance Today playing music of Claudio Monteverdi.
12:33PM
June
14, 2011

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Early Music America (EMA), and to celebrate, American Public Media’s Performance Today will be broadcasting a number of performances from selected EMA member concerts this week (June 13-17).