Nicolo Paganini found the life of a touring virtuoso a strain, so he rented a villa in Tuscany to take a break, and taught himself to play the guitar. Today we'll enjoy a guitar version of his Violin Concerto No. 2.
Daniel Barenboim has had a successful career as a conductor for decades, but every once in a while he returns to his roots as a pianist. This morning we'll enjoy his performance of Chopin's Concerto No. 2.