For more than a century after it was first performed on Good Friday at the Sistine Chapel, Gregorio Allegri's manuscript for the "Miserere" was a closely-guarded secret. That is, until Mozart attended the service and copied the music he heard from memory, and let the cat out of the bag. We'll enjoy it this morning.
Violin virtuoso Hilary Hahn describes Elgar's Violin Concerto as one of the most personal works he wrote. The violin was his primary instrument, and he poured his passion for it into the concerto. We'll enjoy Hilary Hahn's performance tonight.
Throughout his long career, composer Joaquin Rodrigo collaborated on many pieces with "The Royal Family of the Guitar," Los Romeros. This morning we'll enjoy the Concierto Andaluz, written for all four of these virtuosos.