Tom Huizenga appears in the following:
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.
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.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Simple schemers — or criminal scammers? Try and identify the makers of musical mischief in our April Fools' puzzler.
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.
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.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
A British choral group, known for its incandescent sound, reveals bells and sunlight in the Estonian composer's Nunc dimittis.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
The venturesome duo plays visionary Beethoven, heartbreaking Janáček and a piece by Philip Glass that unfolds like a lullaby.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Our happy duty: finding 10 releases from 2014 that we can't wait to share.
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.