Rock musician Frank Zappa, who died in 1993. For more than 20 years -- including 11 years leading the Mothers of Invention -- Zappa made music that was in turn funny, gross, esoteric, satirical, and danceable. He's now in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Rebroadcast)
Before starting his anarchic, avant-garde band the Mothers of Invention, Frank Zappa wrote chamber music and played in lounge bands. His new memoir explains how he went from a freelance guitarist to an unwitting rock star.
Kent Nagano conducts the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra. He's known for performing lesser known, experimental works, including pieces by Olivier Messiaen and Frank Zappa. Contrary to many other musicians, he doesn't place much value in recordings, and believes the only way to fully appreciate a work is to witness it performed live.