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Rainn Wilson: All About That Bassoon

August 11, 2017

Nerdette host Greta Johnsen reveals that she has a secret nerdery: she used to play the bassoon. So this week, in one, grand, bassoon-filled extravaganza, Johnsen and co-host Tricia Bobeda bring back the bassoon. First, they talk with culture writer and bassoonist Eileen Reynolds about the history of the bassoon. Then, they call up the self-proclaimed “Bassoon King” Rainn Wilson. Plus, Chicago Philharmonic Principal Bassoonist John Gaudette plays a familiar tune.

Forebears: Maria Callas, The Divine Voice Of Classical Music

August 7, 2017

Known as La Divina — "The Divine One" — Callas was an indelible presence whose artistry made her the icon and envy of performers across many genres.

Chopin In The Shadows: The Supernatural Adventures Of Byron Janis

August 5, 2017

The famous 89-year-old pianist has spent a lifetime perfecting Chopin. Along the way, the composer has reached out from the great beyond in a few startling ways.

Rediscovering The Music Of Polish Composer Szymon Laks

August 3, 2017

Laks was sent to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp during World War II, and became a conductor for the Auschwitz orchestra.

Sing Different: Steve Jobs' Life Becomes An Opera

July 22, 2017

The Apple co-founder's complicated story is the subject of The (R)evolution Of Steve Jobs, by composer Mason Bates and librettist Mark Campbell. It premieres Saturday in Santa Fe.

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