Tom Huizenga

Tom Huizenga appears in the following:

Hans Abrahamsen Wins The Grawemeyer Award For Music

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Danish composer's evocative song cycle let me tell you features an ingenious mashup of all the words allotted to Ophelia in Shakespeare's Hamlet.


Beethoven Symphonies At Carnegie Hall Via Berlin

Monday, November 23, 2015

From an all-Beethoven residency week, hear the storied Berlin Philharmonic play the profound Sixth and witty Eighth with conductor Simon Rattle.


Silvestrov's Ukrainian Nostalgia

Friday, November 06, 2015

With minutely detailed instructions from Kiev-born composer Valentin Silvestrov, a British pianist probes the heart of melancholy in music that appears light but weighs heavy.


A Teasing Trumpeter: Jeffrey Curnow's Cartoons

Friday, October 30, 2015

In the Philadelphia Orchestra trumpeter's slightly twisted world, bears play bass trombones, Liszt has a brother named Bukhett and snowblowers can be filed as musical instrument deductions.


Richard Strauss' Musical Mountain Climb

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Marking the 100th anniversary of An Alpine Symphony, take a guided tour through Strauss' evocative music with conductor Semyon Bychkov and author David Hurwitz as trail guides.


A Tale Of Two Sergeys: Boston Symphony Orchestra At Carnegie Hall

Friday, October 23, 2015

Conductor Andris Nelsons rallies the Tanglewood Festival Chorus in Prokofiev's riotous Alexander Nevsky and makes the orchestra shine in Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances.


Music From The Shadows: Ancient Armenian Hymns And Piano Jazz

Friday, October 09, 2015

Award-winning pianist Tigran Hamasyan merges ancient sacred hymns from his homeland with improvisation, and a little mystery.


The Diverse World Of Yo-Yo Ma

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Sample the musically omnivorous cellist's wide-ranging work — from J.S. Bach to modern invocations of ancient folk traditions.


Autumn Serenade: The Fall Music Puzzler

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Do your musical tastes change with the turning of autumn leaves? Try this fall music quiz filled with songs of wistful introspection.


Get To Know One Of The Most-Performed Living Composers

Friday, September 11, 2015

To mark the 80th birthday of the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt (Bjork and Michael Stipe are among his fans), preview an upcoming documentary and explore a few facts and myths about this singular artist.


Honk And Purr: The Big Bassoon Puzzler

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

The principal bassoonist of the New York Philharmonic, Judith LeClair, wonders if you can identify a few significant solos in the history of her instrument.


Max Richter, 'Path 5 (delta)'

Thursday, September 03, 2015

The composer and musical tinkerer's new project is called SLEEP, which inspired a video in which angelic voices offer a soothing balm for a hectic world.


First Listen: Jonas Kaufmann, 'Nessun Dorma: The Puccini Album'

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

With a muscular, mahogany-colored voice, one of the today's finest tenors sings his way through the hits and lesser-known operas by Puccini.


Piano Twang: Steven Mayer Plays 'Le Banjo'

Monday, August 31, 2015

Music by New Orleans native Louis Moreau Gottschalk, America's first musical superstar, is a gumbo of styles including pop and classical.


Itzhak Perlman: Charting A Charismatic Career

Monday, August 31, 2015

To mark the beloved violinist's 70th birthday, take a look back at a handful of memorable moments, from appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show to starting his own education program.


First Listen: Anna Thorvaldsdottír, 'In The Light Of Air'

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

With flashes of lyricism, a young composer excels at weaving sound textures together to create distinct atmospheres. Hear the album, performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble.


'Summertime' In Hanoi

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Performer and composer Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ gives the Gershwin classic a distinct Vietnamese twist with the đàn bâù, an evocative traditional instrument.


A Mahler Symphony Squeezed In A Squeezebox

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Accordionist William Schimmel creates a daring yet touching six-minute distillation of Mahler's mighty Ninth, with detours for tango and trumpet solos by Wynton Marsalis.


Sound Design: The Art Of The Album Cover

Thursday, July 30, 2015

For graphic designer Denise Burt, knowing little about classical music actually helped her create cutting-edge album covers. See her work and hear the music that inspired it.


Unassuming Czech Pianist Ivan Moravec Dies At 84

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Eschewing a glitzy career, the pianist, who was heard in the movie Amadeus, earned a reputation as one of the greats of his generation, especially praised for his Chopin performances.