Tom Huizenga

Tom Huizenga appears in the following:

First Listen: John Adams, 'Scheherazade.2'

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Violence against women, and a smart storyteller from the Arabian Nights, inspired John Adams' "dramatic symphony," featuring violinist Leila Josefowicz.


Songs We Love: Pavel Kolesnikov, Chopin: 'Mazurka In A Minor, Op. 17, No. 4'

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Everything about this Mazurka is dreamy, floating along as if Chopin made up the music on the spot in a great opium cloud.


Critical Condition: Revisiting Composer Virgil Thomson's Masterful Prose

Thursday, September 15, 2016

A remarkable American composer was also one of the country's finest critics. Another leading critic reflects on both his predecessor's work and music journalism today.


Life After A Brain Injury: 'I'm Not Terrified Of Death Anymore'

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Pulitzer-winning music critic Tim Page had been good at pretty much everything, until he had a life-threatening traumatic brain injury. He talks with NPR about piecing together a new life.


First Listen: Pretty Yende, 'A Journey'

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Follow the young South African soprano's fairytale rise to fame in a travelogue of classic arias and scenes by Rossini, Delibes and Bellini.


First Impressions: A Guide To New Music In The New Season

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

From operas about Steve Jobs and Alice in Wonderland to an orchestral evocation of Detroit and a new concerto for Yo-Yo Ma, the new concert season is flush with premieres.


The Enduring Fabulousness Of Barbra Streisand

Friday, August 19, 2016

The 74-year-old star provided thrilling moments of spectacular singing – and a few political jokes – in Washington, D.C.


Songs We Love: The Westerlies, 'Saro'

Monday, August 15, 2016

Hear the self-described "accidental brass quartet" put a new spin on an old British ballad in an evocative arrangement by Nico Muhly and Sam Amidon.


Anna Netrebko's Mournful 'Mamma Morta'

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Opera geeks always surge with excitement when a favorite singer releases a new album. Hear a heart-rending sneak preview from Verismo, from the acclaimed Russian soprano.


Killing Me Sharply With Her Song: The Improbable Story Of Florence Foster Jenkins

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

A Manhattan socialite, who sold out Carnegie Hall in 1944 despite having a very dodgy voice, inspired a new movie starring Meryl Streep — and aided generations of actual singers.


The Jayhawks: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, August 08, 2016

The beloved band displays its signature country-tinged rock and close harmonies in four stripped-down songs from its newest album, Paging Mr. Proust.


Let The Games Begin: A Playlist For Rio

Friday, August 05, 2016

As the Summer Olympics start, celebrate the glories of Brazilian music — from bossa nova to the rollicking Northeastern forró of Luiz Gonzaga and the classical mixology of Villa-Lobos.


Rachel Barton Pine: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, August 05, 2016

Watch the genial violinist commune with nearly 300-year-old music by J.S. Bach, played on an instrument built during the composer's heyday.


Songs We Love: Lubomyr Melnyk, 'sunset'

Monday, August 01, 2016

The Ukrainian pianist's torrent of notes can sweep one away, like stepping into the current of a fast-flowing river.


Eclectic Finnish Composer Einojuhani Rautavaara Dies At 87

Thursday, July 28, 2016

"To be a composer, you have to be a fanatic," said the open-minded artist, who journeyed through styles, countries and decades.


Song For A Pony And A Blue-Eyed Girl

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Henryk Górecki's rather simple arrangement of a folk song from the Kurpie region of northeast Poland holds power beyond its purpose.


These Songs Are Your Songs: A July Fourth Playlist

Friday, July 01, 2016

From ragtime to our time, from Scott Joplin to Stephen Sondheim, we've cooked up a five-hour super set of music for your holiday.


Maya Beiser Spins The Clock Back To Bach

Thursday, June 23, 2016

In a new video, the cellist plays with time and memory, turning back the clock to when she first heard J.S. Bach's music on a scratchy old LP. It remains, she says, a timeless lodestar for her art.


Alessio Bax: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, June 17, 2016

In time for Father's Day, watch the celebrated pianist play lullabies by Bach and Brahms for his 22-month-old daughter, who nearly steals the show.


An American Opera Impresario Takes His Final Bow

Thursday, June 16, 2016

In Houston and San Francisco, David Gockley commissioned operas destined for stages worldwide. As he retires, he reflects on reviving Scott Joplin and premiering Nixon in China.