Tom Huizenga appears in the following:
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Twenty years ago, András Schiff hated the fortepiano — but now he's had a change of heart. Hear a track from his new album, in which he plays Schubert on an instrument from 1820.
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
In the old poem, it's April showers that bring May flowers. But in opera, flowers pop up for a variety of reasons — not all of them pretty.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
A founding member of the Empire Brass, the trumpeter played with a lustrous tone and extraordinary technique. At age 19, he was the youngest musician to join the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Friday, April 24, 2015
Florent Ghys' An Open Cage springs from a recording of the maverick composer reading an excerpt from his Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse).
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
From fully staged operas to intimate chamber pieces — at seaside settings and mountain vistas — summer festivals this year offer a broad array of modern music.
Monday, April 20, 2015
The composer is the second from the New York music collective Bang on a Can to win the award with a choral work. Her oratorio explores the lives of coal miners and their families a century ago.
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.