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Tom Huizenga

Tom Huizenga appears in the following:

The Bachelors Of Opera

Thursday, March 05, 2015

There are plenty of single men in opera, but would you really want to date them? Try separating the dudes from the duds in this puzzler.

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Bryan Hymel's Hefty High Cs

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A young tenor from New Orleans elegantly launches high Cs in a stirring but punishingly difficult Rossini aria. This is why we listen to opera!

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Anderson & Roe's Personalized Bach

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The bitter suffering and voluptuous lyricism of Bach's St. Matthew Passion are channeled with empathy by a popular piano duo.

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Joyce DiDonato Takes A Stand At Stonewall

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

The opera star, with a posse of friends, visits a historic gay bar in Greenwich Village to talk about equality and sing a centuries-old aria that still resonates.

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Bach, Brits And A Bodacious Boston Orchestra: New Classical Albums

Saturday, January 31, 2015

From a sensational soprano to an audacious new work for orchestra, NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Arun Rath spin a broad selection of new classical albums.

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Fifty Years Of Steve Reich's 'It's Gonna Rain'

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

In 1965, a happy accident with tape machines, and the words of a Pentecostal preacher, helped launch the celebrated composer's career.

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Soundtrack To The Outback: Remembering Peter Sculthorpe

Monday, January 26, 2015

By incorporating indigenous sounds and instruments in his music, as well as socio-political themes, the Tasmanian-born composer gave his compatriots a sense of themselves.

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John Luther Adams' Ode To Sundogs

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Inspired by ice crystals in the arctic air and the halo-like apparitions they create, composer John Luther Adams' "Sky with Four Suns" blooms with the bright light of 45 cellos.

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What We Love And Hate About 'Mozart In The Jungle'

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The new Amazon series is a comedy, not a reality show — in any way, shape or form. But classical music fans may chuckle knowingly at the trials and tribulations of a young oboist in New York.

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Swan Songs: Classical Musicians We Lost In 2014

Friday, January 09, 2015

From composers and conductors to instrumentalists, singers and critics, the classical music world said goodbye to many masterful musicians last year.

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Getting Off To A Good Start: A New Year's Puzzler

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Beginning a new year can be fraught with decisions. Discover how great composers chose to start their symphonies and concertos — some with a bang, others a whisper — in this New Year's puzzler.

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Best Classical Albums Of 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Our happy duty: finding 10 releases from 2014 that we can't wait to share.

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Dublin Guitar Quartet: Tiny Desk Concert

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.

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Guest DJ Jessye Norman: From Augusta To Valhalla

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.

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Roomful Of Teeth: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, November 10, 2014

Watch the vocal group sing new music with yelps, yodels and fine harmonies tightly spun.

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Sax Ed: The NPR Music Saxophone Quiz

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.

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Ghosts In The Music: A Spooky Songs Quiz

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.

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Danish String Quartet: Tiny Desk Concert

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.

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After 200 Years, A Schubert Song Still Resonates

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.

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Classical Music (But Weren't Afraid To Ask)

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.

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