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Music Headlines
The Playlist: AlunaGeorge Says No and Radiohead Says Goodnight
Our pop critics on the week’s 10 most notable new tracks, videos and mixes, from Nels Cline’s “The Bond” to RichPoSlim’s “Make You Mine.” Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:23:46 -0500
Queens Festival Including Aretha Franklin Is Canceled
City Winery Open, a two-day music and food event, will instead take place in 2017. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:33:28 -0500
Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Its Americanafest
The lineup includes Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller and others. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:31:38 -0500
Pros, Sure. But Reborn as Party Animals on the Dance Floor.
Performing artists describe the joys and challenges of dancing for pleasure in a social setting. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:17:37 -0500
An Essential Music Critic, but Nobody’s Role Model
The Library of America releases the second of two volumes devoted to the composer Virgil Thomson, whose feisty opinions would be a conflict of interest today. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 06:00:01 -0500

Classical : NPR
Eclectic Finnish Composer Einojuhani Rautavaara Dies At 87
"To be a composer, you have to be a fanatic," said the open-minded artist, who journeyed through styles, countries and decades. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:46:00 -0400
David Cameron, Musical Muse?
An odd little tune the outgoing British prime minister sang in front of No. 10 Downing St. has inspired a bit of analysis — and a rash of arrangements and tributes. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:18:00 -0400
Song For A Pony And A Blue-Eyed Girl
Henryk Górecki's rather simple arrangement of a folk song from the Kurpie region of northeast Poland holds power beyond its purpose. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 09:03:00 -0400
These Songs Are Your Songs: A July Fourth Playlist
From ragtime to our time, from Scott Joplin to Stephen Sondheim, we've cooked up a five-hour super set of music for your holiday. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 08:39:26 -0400
Kip Winger Explores His Classical Side
You might remember the hair band Winger and its MTV hit "Seventeen." The band's namesake, bassist Kip Winger, has another side: classical composer. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 08:32:00 -0400
parterre box
It doesn’t cost you anything to dream
Born on this day in 1887 composer Sigmund Romberg. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:00:32 +0000
A free soul
“Trove Thursday” presents Beethoven’s Leonore, conducted by Erich Leinsdorf . Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:00:02 +0000
Zum Raum wird hier die Zeit
On this day in 1882 Wagner's Parsifal premiered in Bayreuth. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:00:42 +0000
Chat: Bayreuth Festival
Chat about live broadcasts from this year's Bayreuth Festival. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:00:36 +0000
Going Hollywood
The Hollywood Bowl is truly the preeminent musical venue in Los Angeles. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:30:32 +0000
Jazz Listings for July 29-Aug. 4
A selected guide to jazz performances in New York City. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 20:02:48 -0500
Jazz Listings for July 22-28
A selected guide to jazz performances in New York City. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 19:58:15 -0500
Eric Revis, Holding Down the Center Again
The jazz bassist, with a quartet, will be performing at the Jazz Gallery. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:17:49 -0500
Brooklyn Blowhards Navigate the Free Jazz of Herman Melville
Inspired by Melville and the saxophonist Albert Ayler, Jeff Lederer’s jazz band plays a frothy blend of sea chanteys and avant-garde jazz. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:21:16 -0500
Jazz Listings for July 15-21
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:19:19 -0500

Jazz : NPR
Eric Reed On Piano Jazz
Hear the young pianist and composer give a solo performance of "Cedar's Blues" in a 1995 session. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:56:46 -0400
Jacky Terrasson On Piano Jazz
Back in 1995, the young pianist demonstrated extraordinary talent on standards. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:09:54 -0400
First Watch: Hannah Gill & The Hours, 'Austin'
Watch the 18-year-old belter sing "Austin" as a brass band follows her through the city's streets. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:00:00 -0400
Carla Bley And Steve Swallow On Piano Jazz
Bley and Swallow join host Marian McPartland for trio renditions of Carla Bley originals. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:00:00 -0400
Jane Bunnett: Tiny Desk Concert
The Canadian jazz multi-instrumentalist performs in the NPR Music offices with some of the top young women musicians in Cuba. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:00:00 -0400
Stream the 2016 Bang on a Can Marathon
Tune in to this page to watch the Bang on a Can live stream from 4-10 PM on Saturday, July 30, 2016. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:00:50 +0000
The Generalization Generation
When we elevate a certain kind of craft and its formal concerns above all else, this kind of gatekeeping doesn’t just hurt young composers, it also shuts out other potential voices, marginalized voices, voices that could bring new life to new music. It is completely inimical to the spirit of creativity that should animate and drive us. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:30:42 +0000
Chamber Music America Announces $483,000 in Grants for New Works
CMA will distribute a total of $483,100 to 21 ensembles for the creation of new works. A total of $272,000 was awarded to nine jazz ensembles through the New Jazz Works program. Plus twelve grants totaling $211,100 have been awarded through the Classical Commissioning program. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:49:13 +0000
Better Know a Composer: Disambiguation Edition
Was that Jefferson Friedman or Jason Freeman or Joshua Fried? Did you mean Hahn Rowe or Huang Ruo? Did I really just say Larry Polansky when I meant Paul Lansky? Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:26:03 +0000
Memories of Milton
We have all, at one time or another, had to come to terms with Milton Babbitt's music, with his ideas about music, and with the place he helped define for composers. Anyone who can make us question the way forward so profoundly is helping us become ourselves, whether we like it or not. Even people who—to put it kindly—were not fond of Milton owe him a debt of gratitude. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:33:44 +0000


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