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Tom Huizenga

Tom Huizenga appears in the following:

Why Conductor Kirill Petrenko Fits The Berlin Philharmonic

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

When the little-known Russian native came to guest conduct the orchestra, horn player Sarah Willis says, it was "love at first sight" — and his passion for music sets him apart.

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'Tristan Und Isolde,' The Love Story That Changed Opera For Good

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Wagner's epic meditation on love turns 150. Projected on a cosmic level, the music triggered a seismic shift in Western music.

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Evenly Odd: Carl Nielsen's Distinctive Symphonies

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

To mark the sesquicentennial of the Danish composer's birth, music critic Michael Steinberg introduces Nielsen's exuberant music, confirming his stature as one of the truly great symphonists.

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High School Graduation Rates: The Good, The Bad And The Ambiguous

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

From Texas to New Jersey, we found a mix of approaches: questionable quick fixes and powerful long-term strategies.

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Drum Fill Friday, With Sō Percussion

Friday, May 22, 2015

This week's Drum Fill Friday guest quizmasters are from the internationally acclaimed ensemble Sō Percussion. Hear the fill and match it to the piece.

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Jason Vieaux And Yolanda Kondonassis: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, May 22, 2015

Watch two master musicians combine the sounds of harp and guitar into a singular, evocative instrument in music influenced by Africa and Asia.

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Bruce Brubaker's Flowing, Meditative Glass

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

In Philip Glass' music, the pianist shifts between delicate oscillation and stormy arpeggios.

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Camané: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, May 15, 2015

A major star of fado music in his native Portugal, Camané sings with a silky baritone — and the weight of the world's sadness on his shoulders.

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Lang Lang Live At The Met Museum

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Watch the piano sensation play scherzos by Chopin, seasonal pieces by Tchaikovsky and Chinese music in conjunction with the Metropolitan's new exhibit China: Through the Looking Glass.

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András Schiff's Confessional Schubert

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Twenty years ago, András Schiff hated the fortepiano — but now he's had a change of heart. Hear a track from his new album, in which he plays Schubert on an instrument from 1820.

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Flower Songs: A Springtime Opera Puzzler

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

In the old poem, it's April showers that bring May flowers. But in opera, flowers pop up for a variety of reasons — not all of them pretty.

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Dazzling Trumpeter Rolf Smedvig Dies Suddenly

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A founding member of the Empire Brass, the trumpeter played with a lustrous tone and extraordinary technique. At age 19, he was the youngest musician to join the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

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Bang On A Can Riffs On John Cage

Friday, April 24, 2015

Florent Ghys' An Open Cage springs from a recording of the maverick composer reading an excerpt from his Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse).

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Get Out And Hear Some New Music This Summer

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

From fully staged operas to intimate chamber pieces — at seaside settings and mountain vistas — summer festivals this year offer a broad array of modern music.

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Julia Wolfe Wins Music Pulitzer For 'Anthracite Fields'

Monday, April 20, 2015

The composer is the second from the New York music collective Bang on a Can to win the award with a choral work. Her oratorio explores the lives of coal miners and their families a century ago.

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The Hypnotic Groove Of Xenakis

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The modernist composer's solo percussion music — fueled by quick pulses in bongos and the fat punctuations of bass drums — flows in a new recording.

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Multifaceted Music Critic Andrew Porter Dies At 86

Friday, April 03, 2015

Best known in the U.S. as a longtime music critic of The New Yorker, Porter was also a scholar, translator and director of opera.

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Can You Name That Musical Prank?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Simple schemers — or criminal scammers? Try and identify the makers of musical mischief in our April Fools' puzzler.

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Anonymous 4 With Bruce Molsky: Tiny Desk Concert

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The a cappella quartet, known for luminous interpretations of medieval pieces, teams up with folk musician Bruce Molsky in music from more modern times — popular songs from the Civil War era.

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The Sensuous Radical: Pierre Boulez at 90

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Claiming total freedom in sound and color — and making outrageous pronouncements — the tough-minded composer and conductor charted a new course for classical music.

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