Dr. Connie Ruzich recounts David McCullough's talk about the importance of reading, history, the arts, and understanding the people that helped make us who we are. Ruzich repeats an extensive list of books by or recommended by McCullough.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian traces his own history and schooling in Pittsburgh. McCullough previews his next book, titled "Americans in Paris," and mentions favorite past subjects, such as the Brooklyn Bridge.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Principal Guest Conductor talks about Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto #3, Vocalise and Symphonic Dances, as well as his blog, family connections in Hollywood, and TV projects in Detroit.
Handel's early and little-known oratorio passion will be performed at Calvary Episcopal Church, where Alan Lewis first conducted it three years ago. Predating Bach's passions, this interesting work uses a popular text by Barthold Heinrich Brockes. Alan Lewis explains.
The Macedonian piano virtuoso makes his Pittsburgh debut in Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. He talks about the appeal of Rachmaninoff, the role of taste, and about Rachmaninoff's enormous hands.
Carnegie Mellon Baroque is the only ensemble that students play in strictly by choice. Director Stephen Schultz previews their April 4th concert, talks about teaching period style for modern instruments, and about his work with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.