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5 Sublime Minutes by a Maverick: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments
Music by the pioneer Lou Harrison, Anna Netrebko at the Met Opera and a class with the organist Paul Jacobs were among the highlights. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:26:39 -0500
Review: An Old Stravinsky ‘Funeral Song’ Rumbles Anew
The New York Philharmonic gave the New York “premiere” of the piece, written in 1908 and long believed lost. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:02:23 -0500
Watch a Conversation With Roger Waters
Our chief pop music critic interviewed the musician ahead of his first studio album in 25 years, “Is This the Life We Really Want?” Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:44:35 -0500
Heard of Giacomo Meyerbeer? He’s on the Cusp of a Musical Renaissance
A new album is one of the signs of renewed interest in the once-popular works of this 19th-century opera composer. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:38:38 -0500
The Playlist: Katy Perry and Haim Reach for New Flavors
Hear the week's most notable new songs, from a track off Willie Nelson's latest album to a bizarre song from Fall Out Boy. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:12:55 -0500

Classical : NPR
New Mix: Shakey Graves, The War On Drugs, The Mountain Goats, More
Special guests from the NPR Music team join All Songs Considered this week to share some of their favorite releases from April. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:03:00 -0400
Bill Murray Goes Classical? Hey, Why Not?
The beloved actor and comedian will debut a new show with cellist Jan Vogler where he sings Gershwin and recites Whitman. There's a little Schubert and Bach on the side. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:50:00 -0400
How Do You Bond With Mozart? Adopt A Starling
Naturalist and author Lyanda Lynn Haupt took her research on Mozart to a whole new level when she invited a young starling into her home. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:56:00 -0400
After Coming Out As Gay, A Russian Violinist's New Reality
After publishing a video made to help other Russian LGBT youth feel less isolated, Artem Kolesov has received supportive messages from all over the world. But he's also facing threats of violence. Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:26:00 -0400
Review: Valgeir Sigurðsson, 'Dissonance'
Hear music both bleak and magisterial by an Icelandic composer and engineer who wields darkness into a singularly mesmerizing art. Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400
parterre box
Broadcast: Der Fliegende Holländer
More Wagner listening excitement this afternoon at 1:00 PM, cher public, on the Met's Saturday afternoon broadcast. Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:38:31 +0000
Apparition
There was a moment during Natalie Dessay’s performance of Schubert’s “Gretchen am Spinnrade” when the singer summoned the ghost of her former self. Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:11:18 +0000
The new journalism
La Cieca wishes to extend her heartiest congratulations to that journalistic power couple the da Fonseca-Wollheim-Stephenses. Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:19:28 +0000
We live by encouragement and die without it
Born on this day in 1917 actress Celeste Holm. Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:58:11 +0000
Yes, we have no Banat
In The Gypsy Baron (Der Zigeunerbaron), currently (through Sunday) enjoying a revival by the Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater, you get Strauss waltzes and patriotic marches. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:22:57 +0000
Jazz
Review: Abdullah Ibrahim Revisits the Past at Town Hall
Mr. Ibrahim performed with his band Ekaya, and revived the repertoire of his first band, the Jazz Epistles. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:21:27 -0500
Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:35:54 -0500
Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:27:42 -0500
Allan Holdsworth, Virtuoso Guitarist Who Amazed His Peers, Dies at 70
Endlessly exploring his instrument, Mr. Holdsworth played in seminal bands, including Soft Machine, before making a series of solo albums. Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:24:38 -0500
Review: In ‘Chasing Trane,’ Where’s the Joy of Sax?
John Scheinfeld’s documentary about John Coltrane draws on interviews, including those with Bill Clinton, Carlos Santana and Cornel West. Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:46:58 -0500

Jazz : NPR
Radical Grooves And Hometown Heroes: Cuba's Lasting Jazz Legacy
As Havana prepares to host this year's International Jazz Day celebration, Jazz Night In America's Christian McBride shares how the island nation has shaped jazz in America and around the world. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400
Regina Carter On Piano Jazz
The violinist brings her stellar technique and infectious energy to bear when she joins host Marian McPartland for "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and "In a Sentimental Mood." Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400
Dee Dee Bridgewater: Fearless And Free
In words as well as music, hear how seriously Bridgewater takes her role as a music mentor and how it connects to her own experience in the jazz lineage. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:46:58 -0400
Songs We Love: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, 'Diaspora'
The trumpeter stretches into trap and electronics on Diaspora. Flutist Elena Pinderhughes guests on the soothing and locomotive first single. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:00:02 -0400
First Listen: 'The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda'
Stream a compilation of cosmically scaled, rarely heard sounds from a largely unheralded master. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400
NewMusicBox
Commemoration Music: Narrating 9/11
In WTC 9/11, Steve Reich follows the repetitions and cyclical structures of minimalist and post-minimalist music, but applies a heavy editorial hand to his sources and their setting to construct an unambiguous emotional and affective narrative. Tim Rutherford-Johnson concludes his examination of memorial music with a piece that creates a sort of minimalist realism rather than an abstract space for contemplation. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:24:52 +0000
Composing and Motherhood
Though my commitment to composing is as strong as ever, I’m starting to understand some of the ways that composers who are mothers intentionally and unintentionally get written out of new music. Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:00:59 +0000
Self-Plagiarism and the Evolution of Style
A composer's style becomes distinctive not only because certain ideas are present in many of their compositions, but because that composer has made compelling artistic choices deliberately and repeatedly across their body of work. Rather than imitating old ideas or forcefully repurposing them into new pieces, we can view a creative lifetime as a chance to create our own musical vocabulary. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:59:34 +0000
Commemoration Music: Working Out What’s Going On
Tim Rutherford-Johnson continues his examination of memorial music with a deep dive into Michael Gordon’s The Sad Park: "a rare portrait of doubt, anger, anguish, and bafflement that stands apart from the calming tone of official memorial style." Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:45:43 +0000
Undisciplined Music
Practitioners of serious music have often neglected to take their physical selves seriously. But in new music today, a focus on the body as performing subject is gaining momentum. Ready or not, Jessica Aszodi digs into The New Discipline. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:10:33 +0000

 

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