3 Great New Russian Classics Tom recommends you get your ears around these compositions: a great new recording of Rachmaninov's masterpiece, "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini," then two Scriabin miniatures performed by the great Vladimir Horowitz and a popular new Ukrainian pianist, Valentina Lisitsa.
Paris Musical Classics and Healing Songs Tom Schnabel's musical reflection of his love for France, French music and culture. The French tracks are interspersed with some timely cuts, ones that are maybe more familiar in the U.S.A. There are many songs that were written as tributes to Paris: a few of them are featured here.
Naming Names: African, Latin & Brazilian Stars Celebrate Their Muses This week, we hear from African, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban stars who sing the praises of their personal muses and inspirations, featuring music by Coco Mbassi, Africando, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Rosalia de Souza and more.