Tom Huizenga

Tom Huizenga appears in the following:

The Sun, The Moon And A String Quartet: Kronos Plays Live To The Solar Eclipse

Friday, August 18, 2017

The adventuresome ensemble, along with a science-friendly composer, transforms the rare solar event into music in real time.

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Chopin In The Shadows: The Supernatural Adventures Of Byron Janis

Saturday, August 05, 2017

The famous 89-year-old pianist has spent a lifetime perfecting Chopin. Along the way, the composer has reached out from the great beyond in a few startling ways.

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Songs We Love: From The Mouth Of The Sun, 'Light Blooms In Hollow Space'

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

"Light Blooms In Hollow Space" isn't overly complicated — no need to overthink the quiet power of a musically evocative space and the heart-melting melody that overtakes it.

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300 Years Of Handel's 'Water Music,' With A Splash Of Politics

Monday, July 17, 2017

Three hundred years ago, England's embattled King George I decided to divert public attention from the country's woes with a big musical party on the River Thames.

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An Estonian Choir Channels Emily Brontë's Windswept Blues

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

On a new album, the Grammy-winning Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir sings new music by native son Tõnu Kõrvits and probes the windswept melancholy of the 19th-century English author's poetry.

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Philharmonic Flip-Flop: Conductor Alan Gilbert Trades New York For Hamburg

Friday, June 23, 2017

The conductor, who cut his tenure short as the New York Philharmonic's music director, finds a welcoming new home — with a glitzy new concert hall — in Hamburg, Germany.

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Watch Conductor Simon Rattle Turn Into A High-Tech Tangle Of Spaghetti

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

With the aid of motion capture technology, and an imaginative digital artist, the gestures of the London Symphony Orchestra's conductor are transformed into trippy new animations.

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Songs We Love: Arcadi Volodos, 'Intermezzo In A, Op. 118, No. 2'

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Russian pianist, known for his fiery technique, scales back to let his instrument sing sweetly in an autumnal miniature from late in the career of Johannes Brahms.

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Fame Is A Boomerang

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

The legendary diva, who died 40 years ago this year, muses on stardom and fate — both on stage and off — in a luxurious new book of pictures and words.

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A Champion Of Czech Music, Conductor Jiří Bělohlávek, Dies At 71

Thursday, June 01, 2017

The Prague native was a proud promoter of his country's musical heritage — from Antonín Dvořák to Bohuslav Martinů — with the world's top orchestras.

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Anna Thorvaldsdottir's Volcanic Transmissions

Thursday, May 25, 2017

As members of the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet bow their vibraphones, brush their gongs and message their bass drums, the composer's evocative music oozes from blackness.

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Songs We Love: The Crossing, 'The White Wind'

Friday, May 19, 2017

The Crossing, a new music choir from Philadelphia, communes with nature in John Luther Adams' "holy" ode to the wind, the skies and birds.

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Lou Harrison, The 'Maverick' Composer With Asia In His Ears

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Routinely labeled an "American maverick," Harrison lovingly brought Eastern traditions and the rugged American West together in his music, blazing new paths and constructing his own instruments.

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Looking For Women's Music At The Symphony? Good Luck!

Friday, May 05, 2017

Recent surveys show that less than 2 percent of music performed by American orchestras is by women composers. This year's Pulitzer Prize winner, Du Yun, speaks out on diversity in the concert hall.

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Bill Murray Goes Classical? Hey, Why Not?

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The beloved actor and comedian will debut a new show with cellist Jan Vogler where he sings Gershwin and recites Whitman. There's a little Schubert and Bach on the side.

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How Do You Bond With Mozart? Adopt A Starling

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Naturalist and author Lyanda Lynn Haupt took her research on Mozart to a whole new level when she invited a young starling into her home.

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First Listen: Valgeir Sigurðsson, 'Dissonance'

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Hear music both bleak and magisterial by an Icelandic composer and engineer who wields darkness into a singularly mesmerizing art.

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Du Yun Wins Music Pulitzer For 'Angel's Bone'

Monday, April 10, 2017

The opera, by the 39-year-old Shanghai native, is a searing parable of human trafficking set to a score that ranges from Renaissance choral music to punk rock.

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Music News: Pultizer Prize Winners, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Monday, April 10, 2017

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with NPR Music Senior Editor Jacob Ganz and NPR's classical music producer, Tom Huizenga, about the winner of the Pulitzer Prize in music, the newest inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and rapper Kanye West going platinum for his latest album.

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Songs We Love: Trio Mediaeval, 'Morgunstjarna'

Monday, April 10, 2017

The anonymous song from 17th-century Iceland sports a catchy, bittersweet melody that pop outfits like Peter, Bjorn and John might be happy to whistle. Arve Henriksen joins the vocal trio on trumpet.

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