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:
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
From a hard-hitting documentary that delves into deep questions of cultural identity in Sudan to a parody of Indian club anthems, there's something for everyone.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
He was with the Boston Symphony for 50 years, and his name was also stamped on the sticks of drummers from Buddy Rich to Charlie Watts to Questlove. Firth died Sunday at age 85.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Sam Lee wants to bridge old U.K. folk traditions and today's music — even though his own path to folk was circuitous, to say the least.
Thursday, July 02, 2015
See young jazz musicians honor their departed elders at a cemetery that's more like a hall of fame.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
This month, very old songs from India and England rub shoulders with new sounds from Madagascar and Japan — along with one emerging Hawaiian hit, courtesy of Pixar and Disney.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, conductor and educator ranged widely in his musicianship. With colleagues from Miles Davis to Frank Zappa, he linked classical music and jazz.
Friday, June 19, 2015
The man credited as the father of minimalism is celebrating a big birthday Wednesday. And his influence reaches well beyond classical music.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Join NPR Music, Make Music New York and musicians from Jazz at Lincoln Center for an open improvisation amid the ghosts of jazz royalty. Bring your instrument to Woodlawn Cemetery on Sunday, June 21.
Thursday, June 04, 2015
The big sites miss the mark, and yet the specialist services serve a small audience. What's a classical-curious listener supposed to do?
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
The mellifluous voice of the Met, and a longtime presence on NPR member station WNYC, was 58 years old.
Friday, May 29, 2015
We also have stories on the need for female rock critics and on the Soul Patrol, a group of police officers in Boston who patrolled areas like Roxbury in the 1970s.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
From a jazz-infused Spanish fandango to Afghan hip-hop and hot swing from London (by way of the Lower East Side), this month's roundup is full of surprising juxtapositions.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The titanic 85-year-old jazz saxophonist and composer says two much younger musicians had no right to release a recording with him.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Hear fresh new sounds from Portugal, Finland and beyond, as well as a heartbreaking memento of a band playing recently in Kathmandu's Durbar Square, in Nepal.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Classical pianist Valentina Lisitsa is a YouTube star. Reactions to her divisive and fiercely political Twitter account became the catalyst for a string of problems at the Toronto Symphony.
Friday, April 03, 2015
This week, we go old school with an excerpt from the book Visiting Hours and then we cheat and go new school pointing to a New York Times video series about Tehran.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Violinist Hilary Hahn has been playing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 since she was just 10 years old. Twenty-five years on, she brings grace and immense force and to this music.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
The international superstar puts social media in the cross hairs in his latest video. Watch this thought-provoking animated short from the director of The Triplets of Belleville.
Monday, March 30, 2015
From a rebooted Romanian band to a simmering cauldron of pan-Atlantic sounds, hear five don't-miss tracks from around the globe.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Derek Charke's Cercle du Nord III teems with the sounds of life — modern and ancient — in the Arctic.