Past features from Performance Today. Find more performances on our Young Artists in Residence page
Among classical composers, Schumann is often dismissed as second-rate. However, pianist Jonathan Biss thinks Schumann just needs a better advocate and has assumed that role himself.
Orchestras in Crisis
Leonard Slatkin talks about strikes, lockouts and how an orchestra recovers from bitter contract negotiations.
In-studio with Andrew Staupe
When Andrew Staupe was a child he spent a lot of time onstage, not as a musician, but as an actor and dancer. One day he heard another performer playing a Chopin nocturne on a piano backstage and was transfixed. Today he's a doctoral candidate in piano performance at Rice University and a finalist in the American Pianists Association Classical Fellowship Award. Staupe joins host Fred Child in the studio to talk about life on the stage and play music by Debussy, Mendelssohn and Christopher Walczak.