Tom Huizenga

Tom Huizenga appears in the following:

A Conversation With Jonny Greenwood, On Chaos And The Element Of Surprise

Monday, May 20, 2019

Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood talks about his classical music featured on NPR Music's Tiny Desk, his love for the recorder and his composer heroes such as Steve Reich and Krzysztof Penderecki.

Comment

Magos Herrera and Brooklyn Rider: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Watch what happens when the smoky-voiced jazz singer from Mexico conspires with an adventuresome string quartet for songs steeped in Latin American traditions.

Comment

Top Dutch Orchestra And Ousted Conductor Daniele Gatti Settle Dispute

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The acclaimed Concertgebouw Orchestra issued a warmly worded statement Tuesday saying its disagreements with the conductor have been resolved by both parties.

Comment

The Calidore String Quartet: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, April 22, 2019

The Calidore String Quartet confirms that the centuries-old formula – two violins, a viola and a cello – is still very much alive and evolving.

Comment

Caroline Shaw's Love Letter To The String Quartet

Friday, April 19, 2019

On Orange, an album devoted entirely to her work, the young, Pulitzer-winning composer salutes a centuries-old genre.

Comment

Readjusting Your Reality: Ellen Reid Wins Music Pulitzer For 'P r i s m'

Monday, April 15, 2019

The young composer's opera, which debuted at the Los Angeles Opera, was inspired by her own experience as a survivor of sexual assault.

Comment

New Mix: Cautious Clay, Third Coast Percussion, Jake Xerxes Fussell, More

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

This week's essential playlist includes Chastity Belt singer Julia Shapiro on her first solo album, Portishead's Beth Gibbons singing with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and more.

Comment

The Valkyrie Who Maxed Out Her Credit Cards: Christine Goerke Sings Brünnhilde

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Goerke, who's singing in the current Metropolitan Opera Ring cycle, overcame a vocal crisis to become one of today's leading dramatic sopranos.

Comment

At 92, The Man Who Wrote The Book On Berlioz Resumes His Case

Friday, March 08, 2019

To mark the sesquicentennial of the composer's death — and a new box set of recordings — Berlioz biographer David Cairns celebrates the one-time musical misfit from France.

Comment

Sanford Sylvan, A Baritone On His Own Terms, Dies At 65

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The warm-voiced, and much admired, singer eschewed the glitzy life of an opera star to concentrate on the art of vocal communication.

Comment

First Listen: Jeremy Denk, 'c.1300–c.2000'

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Hear the resourceful pianist trace 700 years of Western music, from the delicate medieval counterpoint of Guillaume de Machaut to the minimalism of Philip Glass.

Comment

Revisiting The Pioneering Composer Florence Price

Monday, January 21, 2019

A new recording spotlights the tenacious composer, who was the first African-American woman to have her work performed by a major symphony orchestra.

Comment

Carolina Eyck and Clarice Jensen: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, January 11, 2019

Carolina Eyck, the first artist to bring a theremin to the Tiny Desk, plays the air with the kind of lyrical phrasing and "fingered" articulation that takes a special kind of virtuosity.

Comment

In Memoriam 2018: The Musicians We Lost

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

A look back at the extraordinary creative souls we lost in 2018, from producer Richard Swift and opera singer Montserrat Caballé to rapper Mac Miller and Aretha Franklin.

Comment

NPR Music's Best Classical Albums Of 2018

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The music on our list takes you to Tsarist Russia, the New Mexico desert, 18th century Spain, the austere landscapes of Iceland and Vienna, at the dawn of the 20th century. Happy travelling.

Comment

Cleveland Orchestra At 100: The Heartland Band With The World Class Sound

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Who knew that a little orchestra in America's Midwest, born in 1918, could grow up to be one of the world's best? Through a century of trials and triumphs, the Cleveland Orchestra still shines.

Comment

How The 'New World' Symphony Introduced American Music To Itself

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Sometimes it takes an outsider to see a culture clearly. Czech composer Antonin Dvorak's Ninth Symphony was an ode to what American music could become.

Comment

American Anthem: Antonin Dvorak's "New World Symphony'

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Antonin Dvorak's "New World Symphony" is an anthem to American roots. It was written by a foreigner and required white classical musicians to respect black spirituals and Native American music.

Comment

Joni Mitchell At 75: A Birthday Quiz

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

The legendary singer-songwriter turns 75 today. To celebrate, we offer 75 probing questions about Mitchell's life and music. Perfect for any Joni Jedi or curious newcomer.

Comment

Raising The Dead — And A Few Questions — With Maria Callas' Hologram

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

The legendary opera diva is on tour, as a hologram, with a live orchestra. But behind the dramatic music, truth and fiction are blurred.

Comment