Anastasia Tsioulcas writes at NPR Music for “Deceptive Cadence” (http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence). Widely published as a writer on both classical and world music, she is the former North America editor for Gramophone Magazine and the classical music columnist for Billboard. She has also been an on-air contributor to many public radio programs, including WNYC’s Soundcheck, Minnesota Public Radio’s The Savvy Traveler, Public Radio International’s Weekend America, and the BBC’s The World.
Anastasia Tsioulcas appears in the following:
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
African psychedelia, funked-up Indian bhangra and haunting music from France by way of Cuba — a deep treasure trove of cuts to end your summer on a high note.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
A long career began suddenly as she replaced the lead in Madame Butterfly mid-performance. A Metropolitan Opera stalwart, she sang the lead in La traviata there more than anyone before or since.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
This summer, The New Yorker has thrown open the gates to much of its archive. Read these five classical music profiles and essays for free while you still can.
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz, the 19-year-old French-Cuban twins in the duo Ibeyi, offer an arresting but unsettling video for their song "River."
Thursday, July 31, 2014
This month, we're rounding up five fabulous reissues from Spain, Cambodia, Nigeria, Greece and Algeria, made between the 1920s and '70s. They still sound fresh and innovative.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Watch highlights from the world premiere performance of the Pulitzer Prize winner's meditative and deeply moving outdoor work Sila: The Breath of the World at Lincoln Center.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Hear the world premiere of a piece by Samuel Adams — son of composer John Adams — and watch the orchestra's signature encore, from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Twenty years ago, José Carreras, Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti gave a sold-out concert at LA's Dodger Stadium. It still echoes today in both the music business and public TV.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
A second-generation American, he was one of the most prominent conductors of the post-World War II era, leading orchestras and opera companies on both sides of the Atlantic. He died Sunday at 84.
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Philip Smith — principal trumpet of the New York Philharmonic, former teacher of Wynton Marsalis and hero to brass nerds everywhere — is retiring. Hear what makes him so idolized.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
And then perform a world premiere within just a few minutes? Watch the bliss-inducing results of this commission by NPR Music.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
From unlikely marriages (J-pop and metal? K-pop and hip-hop?) to a case of intoxicated ecstasy, five songs you can't miss hearing.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The sale of the most expensive musical instrument in history could be announced Wednesday. And it's a viola. (Will the viola jokes stop now?)
Sunday, June 22, 2014
What do you get when hundreds of musicians gather in Brooklyn to perform a joyful new song? Bliss. See photos from the event and watch a sneak peek of our Field Recording video.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Swaying triple time has besotted dancers and musicians alike around the globe. But the quintessential high-society dance has surprisingly indecent roots.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
When some urban explorers invited the musical adventurers of a Moroccan-inspired band along on a mysterious road trip, we just had to come along. We wound up at an abandoned mine in upstate New York.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
A week after announcing publicly that he had cancer, the widely beloved Spanish conductor has died at age 80.
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
NPR Music takes Mendoza and his band to a backyard in Austin for coffee and a brilliant mix of "indie mambo," cumbia, ranchera and psychedelia. From there, a little caffeine-fueled party breaks out.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Two weeks after the initial furor regarding mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught's first performance at the Glyndebourne Festival in the U.K., we're still examining how women are valued onstage.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
From feel-good anthems to the late Maya Angelou singing calypso (really!), here are five must-hear songs of the moment.