Tom Huizenga

Tom Huizenga appears in the following:

Simone Dinnerstein: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, June 02, 2014

Watch the celebrated pianist play Bach's Two-part Inventions, which can zing with the speed of a sewing machine, or unfold slowly like a gentle aria.


The Silence And Awe Of Arvo Pärt

Monday, June 02, 2014

The Estonian composer's contemplative yet powerful music has found popularity beyond the borders of classical music. He's making a rare appearance in the U.S. to attend a festival of his music.

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Asleep In Dress Blues: Music For Memorial Day

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Hear evocative music about fallen heroes — from a symphony by the son of a Civil War bandsman to a song honoring a young Marine from Alabama.


Iestyn Davies: Tiny Desk Concert

Saturday, May 17, 2014

In Elizabethan England, it was hip to have the blues. Watch the British countertenor mine the art of John Dowland's melancholy songs. He's joined by Thomas Dunford, "the Eric Clapton of the lute."


Oprah Winfrey's Channel Calls Off Michael Sam Series

Saturday, May 17, 2014

OWN had planned a documentary series to feature the first openly gay NFL player in his bid to earn a spot on the St. Louis Rams. The network backed off to give him space "to achieve his dreams."


Anonymous 4: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (But They're Doing It)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

After nearly 30 years, 20 albums and countless concerts, the acclaimed vocal ensemble has announced the 2015-16 season will be its last. Hear a preview of the group's forthcoming album love fail.


Bob Dylan Covers A Classic Tune

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A cover of the 1940s tune "Full Moon and Empty Arms," popped up on Bob Dylan's website. Is this a hint of a new record to come?


Mothers Of Intervention: The Operatic Moms Puzzler

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Mothers in opera tend to be, well, operatic — stressed, dramatic, expressive. Try identifying the manic moms in this Mother's Day puzzler.


10 Can't-Miss Classical Music Festivals

Thursday, May 01, 2014

There's something to please everyone — from Schubert in the Hudson Valley, great orchestras in in the Rockies and world premieres in a Chicago park.


A Trove Of Celluloid, Primed For The Public

Friday, April 25, 2014

From Queen Victoria's funeral to a tour of Maria Callas' Paris apartment, a British newsreel archive has just uploaded 85,000 historic films to YouTube. Watch a few of our favorite music clips.


Angst And Excellence In Forgotten Soviet Symphonies

Thursday, April 24, 2014

A newly reissued set of symphonies from the decades after World War II recovers a gifted yet neglected composer, Vadim Salmanov. These live recordings burn with intensity and sorrow.


Pet Sounds: The NPR Music Critter Quiz

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Know your bird calls from barnyard bellowing? For Earth Day, test your ear at recognizing the animal sounds songwriters and composers work into their music, from funk classics to classical sonatas.


A Visitor's Guide To Bach's 'St. Matthew Passion'

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Join tenor Ian Bostridge, conductor Ton Koopman and other singers, conductors and scholars for a guided tour of Bach's sacred masterpiece, first heard on Good Friday in Leipzig in 1727.


Alaskan Composer Wins Pulitzer For 'Become Ocean'

Monday, April 14, 2014

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams, whose music is rich with references to and concern about nature, won for his orchestral Become Ocean. The judges said it "suggests a relentless tidal surge."


First Listen: Valentina Lisitsa, 'Chasing Pianos'

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The pianist, the composer, his tunes and her talent. On her new album Chasing Pianos, pianist Valentina Lisitsa plays the propulsive, evocative music of Michael Nyman's film scores.


Joseph Calleja: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, March 24, 2014

He's a young tenor with an old-school style and all the world's top opera houses want him. Calleja's expressive shading and dynamic control hearken back to an earlier era — and he's funny.


Wig Out With The Big Bach Puzzler

Friday, March 21, 2014

Are you brainy when it comes to Bach, or bamboozled? Know your cantatas from your concertos? Match your wits against the granddaddy of composers in this 'Big Bach' puzzler.


Pitch Perfect: 3 Must-Hear Vocal Albums

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Sample a trio of new vocal albums ranging from a blistering Beethoven Mass to ancient Russian Orthodox traditions and an opulent but overlooked opera from the dawn of the 20th century.

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How Irish Are You? A St. Paddy's Day Puzzler

Friday, March 14, 2014

Know your shamrocks from rock bands, crooners from composers? See how green you really are by taking this interactive St. Patrick's Day puzzler.


A Kid Named Carl Stirs Up The Bach Musical Dynasty

Saturday, March 08, 2014

On the 300th anniversary of his birth, hear how music by Johann Sebastian's son Carl Philipp Emanuel bridged the gap between the old-fashioned Baroque and newfangled music by Haydn and Mozart.