Tom Huizenga appears in the following:
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.
Friday, August 08, 2014
In classical music, percussionists go wild with drums of all shapes and sizes. Can you guess which pieces spotlight the timpani, snare and bass drums?
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Author Jan Swafford has just published a Beethoven biography — and he's sharing surprising facts he learned while writing his book. See some here and join us Thursday for a session on Reddit.
Friday, August 01, 2014
Think opera plots are tough to follow? Try wading through the complicated action offstage at the Metropolitan Opera. Here's who's involved — with perspective on disputes that aren't new.
Monday, July 28, 2014
One hundred years after the start of World War I, hear a range of pop and classical music from artists of the era. Some music reflects the war's violence, some gives solace.
Monday, July 14, 2014
From movies and musicals to hit songs, the French national anthem has been appropriated in many contexts. Are you enough of a Francophile to spot them?
Monday, July 14, 2014
Also: Joshua Rothman on Virginia Woolf; the winners of the Shirley Jackson Awards.
Friday, July 11, 2014
A birthday salute to a famed Italian tenor who knew how to guard his vocal resources. Not as loud or imposing as his rivals, Bergonzi sang with elegance and intensity for decades.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Know your Sylvan Esso from your Future Islands, or Ana Tijoux from André Laos? Test your knowledge of current music in this puzzler and discover the year's best songs.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Watch the innovative musician play his mini Stratocaster of a violin in pieces that celebrate complex textures — and NPR News themes.
Monday, June 23, 2014
To mark the changing of the season, test your ears in a musical puzzler inspired by warm summer evenings and the promise of romance.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Know your "Marseillaise" from your "God Save the Queen?" If you fancy yourself a World Cup know-it-all, try matching the team to its national anthem in this musical puzzler.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
In the tradition of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, composers from Japan, Armenia and the U.S. paint colorful pictures by posing soloists in front of orchestras.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Although his music is popular, Strauss remains an enigma to some and a polarizing figure for others. To mark the composer's sesquicentennial, here's a puzzler to test know-it-alls and tempt newbies.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Like brides and grooms, wedding songs come in all varieties. Test your smarts with this smorgasbord of matrimonial music.