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Battle of the Bands: At 175, New York and Vienna Face Off
The two venerable orchestras, both celebrating their 175th anniversaries this season, display treasures from the archives in a rare joint exhibition. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:30:21 -0500
Review: A Look at ‘Léonore’ Before Beethoven, and Others, Got to It
The opera tells the story of the wife of a political prisoner, who disguises herself in an attempt to set her husband free. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:29:50 -0500
The Playlist: Lana Del Rey Finds Love in a Hopeless Place
A listen to the week's most notable new music, including songs featuring Nicki Minaj, Alessia Cara and Frank Ocean, plus the return of shoegaze band Ride. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:39:40 -0500
Breathlessly Spiraling Bach: The 8 Best Classical Music Moments This Week
Among them, the conductor Herbert Blomstedt's surprising performance with the New York Philharmonic and a Facebook Live concert and interview with the tenor Javier Camarena. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:23:13 -0500
What Happens When Nashville Outsiders Become Country’s Big Stars?
The city synonymous with the country music business is in transition. How is it dealing with rapid change, and the Trump era? A panel discussion on Popcast. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:30:43 -0500

Classical : NPR
The Ones Who Dream: A Guide To 2017's Bold, Inventive Oscars Music
The Academy has a history of baffling picks for Best Score — but this year's nominees are so daring and startling that it's hard to go wrong. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:00:00 -0500
Caroline Shaw's Helping 'Hands'
Riffing off a Baroque cantata, the Pulitzer-winner creates a beautiful and luminous musical balm. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:00:13 -0500
Among Pianists In Moscow, An Abiding Love For A Show-Stealing American
The late Van Cliburn won a piano competition in Moscow at the height of the Cold War. Today, pianists competing in an event named after Cliburn hold a certain reverence for the man and the moment. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:27:00 -0500
Beloved Conductor Of The Minnesota Orchestra, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Dies
The conductor who worked with the Minneapolis symphony for more than 50 years — and brought them to national prominence — died Tuesday at age 93. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:11:00 -0500
New Mix: Lana Del Rey, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Colin Stetson, Penguin Cafe, More
A bonkers new song from Shugo Tokumaru helps wash away an unwelcome earworm, Lana Del Rey lauds (her?) youth, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy weirds out over love and Bob revisits an old favorite. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:53:00 -0500
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Jazz
Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:39:28 -0500
Larry Coryell, Guitarist of Fusion Before It Had a Name, Dies at 73
Mr. Coryell favored dipping into different genres and international musical traditions to augment his work. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:17:39 -0500
Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:37:15 -0500
Jazz Trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Melds Past, Present and Future
With his new album, “Ruler Rebel,” he is taking up a new challenge: uniting the spare, rippling power of trap music with a range of parallel inspirations. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:56:14 -0500
Barbara Carroll, Pioneering Jazz Pianist and Singer, Dies at 92
For seven decades a beloved fixture of Manhattan night life, Ms. Carroll was a devotee of the American songbook who never forsook her jazz roots. Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:32:54 -0500

Jazz : NPR
Listen: Preservation Hall Jazz Band Doubles Down On Afro-Cuban Connection
The musical connection between Cuba and New Orleans, which runs deeper than many listeners realize, forms a strong subtext on the next Preservation Hall Jazz Band album, So It Is. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:00:21 -0500
Guitarist Larry Coryell, Godfather Of Fusion, Dies At 73
The jazz-rock pioneer passed away in his sleep Feb. 19 in New York City. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:34:00 -0500
Trudy Pitts On Piano Jazz
The organist performs Duke Ellington's "Mood Indigo" with Marian McPartland in this 1992 session. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:32:56 -0500
Al Jarreau, Versatile Vocalist Who 'Played His Voice,' Dies At 76
Since the legendary singer began his career in the 1960s, he won Grammys in the jazz, pop and R&B categories. Just one clue that Jarreau, who died Sunday, was impossible to categorize. Sun, 12 Feb 2017 13:48:00 -0500
David Axelrod, Musical Visionary And Historical Propellant, Remembered
David Axelrod was a genre-fusing genius, a visionary artist in a boxer's body, a producer and composer who propelled popular music into an unknown future. Sat, 11 Feb 2017 13:06:00 -0500
NewMusicBox
Featuring Female Composers
One of the questions that I get all the time is “Where are the female composers?” While there were a number of female composers of note, they were often overlooked compared to their male counterparts. Fortunately today, that seems to be changing. As part of this year;s festival, we're showcase the extraordinary range of American female composers. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:00:09 +0000
“Where Is Evil?” (a reaction to anatomy theater)
The most immediate confrontation leveled upon its audience by David Lang and Mark Dion's 75-minute chamber opera anatomy theater proves to be the confounding experience of witnessing outright, unflinching, center-stage misogyny. Lang and Dion lead the audience through a normalization process that allows us to accept atrocity. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:00:47 +0000
Composing Interdependence—Songs Along the Nile
Bringing people together is not a side benefit of the Nile Project; it is its primary goal. In dramatic contradiction to the dynamics of global environmental politics, common humanity is regarded by the Nile Project as THE mechanism through which true sustainability takes place. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:30:46 +0000
2017 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards Announced
The ASCAP Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2017 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards. The recipients, who receive cash awards, range in age from 15 to 30, and are selected through a juried national competition. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:30:49 +0000
The Role of the Mentor
Music is one of the remaining professions where the master/pupil relationship still thrives, but it’s extraordinarily rare for the conductor/music director of a major city’s orchestra to make the effort to be a mentor for a young musician. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:00:16 +0000

 

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