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Friday, December 12, 2014
Our happy duty: finding 10 releases from 2014 that we can't wait to share.
Thursday, December 04, 2014
It's amazing how satisfying Philip Glass' string quartet music sounds on four guitars. The interlocking parts are transparent and the music seems to breathe.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
After decades of performing, the celebrated soprano's enthusiasm for music is irresistible. She chooses some of her favorite recordings for an informal session of listening and conversation.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Watch the vocal group sing new music with yelps, yodels and fine harmonies tightly spun.
Thursday, November 06, 2014
From classical and rock to jazz and world music, the saxophone has invaded many cultures and styles. Try this quiz celebrating the bicentennial of the instrument's inventor, Adolphe Sax.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Think you know your musical ghouls and ghosts? From country and classical to rock and jazz, try this hair-raising Halloween puzzler.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
The Danish String Quartet doesn't live on Brahms and Beethoven alone. Watch the versatile group play Danish folk tunes, from centuries-old Fanø wedding dances to traditional Roskilde reels.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
On Oct. 19, 1814, an Austrian teenager named Franz Schubert wrote "Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel," a boldly innovative song that remains an inspiration for singers and songwriters.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Every Friday, the proprietors of NPR Classical and their Twitter followers gather for a half-hour speed session to share great recordings and discuss the music.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Now that the Scottish people have voted to remain in the United Kingdom, it's time to salute their classical musicians — from soprano Mary Garden to composer James MacMillan.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
From Pre-Colombian sounds to hip-hop, Mexico's musical heritage is eclectic. To celebrate Mexican Independence Day and National Hispanic Heritage Month, test your knowledge of Mexican music.
Friday, September 12, 2014
In music from Giuseppe Verdi to Jennifer Higdon, celebrate the sound of the venturesome Atlanta Symphony Orchestra while it's silenced by a bitter labor dispute.
Monday, September 08, 2014
The intensely expressive Italian singer had an unusually long career. "I always have the sense that when I hear her recordings that she's singing just for me," says soprano Renée Fleming.
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Mozart and Beethoven aren't going anywhere, but U.S. orchestras, opera companies and chamber groups are also presenting dozens of compelling premieres.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Three centuries ago, Domenico Scarlatti churned out 555 keyboard sonatas. Today, pianists, harpsichordists and even accordionists still can't get enough. Hear a clutch of new recordings.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The end of summer has a tendency to sneak up on us — or come to an unsettling halt. Try a quiz filled with fantastic finales and tremulous terminations.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
To mark the apparent end of the Metropolitan Opera's labor crisis, try a nerdworthy quiz — and learn a few quirky things about America's largest performing arts organization.
Monday, August 18, 2014
The Pacifica Quartet explores the world of Soviet-era composer Dmitri Shostakovich. Watch the group play selections from his introspective cycle of string quartets.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
The organist aims to rescue his instrument from its church-bound traditions. With his new album, which includes Bach and Bacharach alike, Carpenter could land a multitude of converts.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Composer Robert Kyr frequently travels to northern New Mexico, where he writes rapturous music inspired by light, stone, stillness and prayer.