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Tom Huizenga

Tom Huizenga appears in the following:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What Does Music Look Like?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Designing classical album covers is hard. But being new to the music makes it easier for Denise Burt.

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One Feisty Victorian Woman's Opera Revived

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A skilled mountain climber who knew Tchaikovsky and Brahms, Ethel Smyth was a big personality whose politically charged opera The Wreckers gets its first fully staged production in the U.S.

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New Music From Iceland Steps Back In Time

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A quartet of Icelandic women imagines the clicks and whirs of a giant clock. The blend of strings and electronics mimics the interaction of humans and machines.

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Jon Vickers, Intense Canadian Tenor, Dies At 88

Monday, July 13, 2015

With his large, electrifying voice and his penetrating portrayals, Canadian tenor Jon Vickers thrilled opera lovers for more than 30 years.

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Why Conductor Kirill Petrenko Fits The Berlin Philharmonic

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

When the little-known Russian native came to guest conduct the orchestra, horn player Sarah Willis says, it was "love at first sight" — and his passion for music sets him apart.

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'Tristan Und Isolde,' The Love Story That Changed Opera For Good

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Wagner's epic meditation on love turns 150. Projected on a cosmic level, the music triggered a seismic shift in Western music.

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Evenly Odd: Carl Nielsen's Distinctive Symphonies

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

To mark the sesquicentennial of the Danish composer's birth, music critic Michael Steinberg introduces Nielsen's exuberant music, confirming his stature as one of the truly great symphonists.

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High School Graduation Rates: The Good, The Bad And The Ambiguous

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

From Texas to New Jersey, we found a mix of approaches: questionable quick fixes and powerful long-term strategies.

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Drum Fill Friday, With Sō Percussion

Friday, May 22, 2015

This week's Drum Fill Friday guest quizmasters are from the internationally acclaimed ensemble Sō Percussion. Hear the fill and match it to the piece.

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