Each holiday season, APM fills homes around the world with music and memories. Our Thanksgiving and Christmas programs highlight the best of the American experience and have become perennial favorites of our audiences. From heartfelt to funny, each one beautifully illustrates both what the holidays are all about and why they're special.
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Flutist Eimear McGeown joins pianist Barry Douglas on a new collection of Irish airs titled Celtic Reflections. Hear about it on this week's New Classical Tracks. More
Rachel Barton Pine has been playing Mozart's violin concertos since she was 10 years old. She's performed each of these five concertos many times since then. In 2011, she performed all five violin concertos in a single evening! Now, Rachel and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields have put them all on a single recording. More
On his latest release, 'Escape to Paradise: The Hollywood Album', violinist Daniel Hope looks at the development and creation of the so-called Hollywood sound. It's the featured album on New Classical Tracks. More
For composer Ben Prunty, the glamour of scoring video games did not come without effort. While working alternately as a janitor, Google diagnostician and volunteer coordinator, he received a call from the developers of the new game, Faster Than Light (FTL). They asked for a score, and Ben's life changed forever. Ben is Emily Reese's guest on this week's Top Score. More
For the latest 'Borderlands' release, the game's developers wanted a new sound. Their instruction to composer Jesper Kyd was simple: Bring back the '80s. Kyd is Emily Reese's guest on this week's Top Score. More
Composer Jason Graves talks about his score for 'Tomb Raider' and about writing memorable music for video games. Hear it on this week's episode of Top Score. More