Yodeling is largely synonymous with Europe’s Alpine region, but the art form is celebrated around the world, including in South Korea, Japan and the United States.
Chen Reiss, a celebrated soloist at Europe’s top opera houses, has a particular soft spot for Gustav Mahler’s symphonies, but the soprano has a versatile repertoire spanning from the beloved bel canto composers such as Gioachino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini and Gaetano Donizetti to the majestical Richard Strauss.
Nearly 70 years after her death, American composer Florence B. Price (née Smith, 1887-1953) is enjoying a formidable renaissance. With over 300 classical music compositions to her repertoire, spanning every genre except for opera, Price’s Symphony No. 3, The Mississippi River Suite and The Oak are emerging as classic Americana in style and routed in the African-American experience.