Tom Huizenga

Tom Huizenga appears in the following:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tilda Swinton's Spaniels Are A Lot To Handel

Thursday, November 01, 2018

A new video, co-directed by actress Tilda Swinton, breaks the joy meter, as her vivacious dogs frolic to the strains of a Handel opera.

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Dreaming Of Rachmaninov On A Train

Thursday, October 11, 2018

The celebrated young pianist Daniil Trifonov steals aboard a steam locomotive, chugging through the Rockies to the strains of Rachmaninov's Fourth Concerto.

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One Mesmerizing Moment With Soprano Montserrat Caballé

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

The revered Spanish soprano, who died Saturday, spins out silvery threads of tone in her recordings, the likes of which no one has ever matched.

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MacArthur Fellow Matthew Aucoin Talks Composing And Donating His 'Genius' Money

Thursday, October 04, 2018

The 28-year-old polymath from Boston discusses his new award, his precocious youth and how he perceives all human language as a form of musical communication.

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Bach On Tap Shoes: Tiptoeing Through The 'Goldberg Variations'

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Watch Caleb Teicher tap his way through Bach's Goldberg Variations with pianist Conrad Tao at the Steinway factory in New York.

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'The Planets' At 100: A Listener's Guide To Holst's Solar System

Friday, September 28, 2018

Take an interplanetary trek through the English composer's symphonic blockbuster with the help of a conductor and an astronomer.

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Erasing Genres En Español: A Smoky-Voiced Jazz Singer Meets Classical Strings

Friday, September 28, 2018

The resourceful Mexican jazz singer Magos Herrera partners with the string quartet Brooklyn Rider, creating an album that's steeped in Latin American culture.

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Anthony Roth Costanzo: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, September 21, 2018

Watch the ambitious countertenor sing music that spans more than 250 years, connecting the dots between David Byrne, George Frideric Handel and Philip Glass.

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'They Fed Me To The Beast': Joni Mitchell At The Isle Of Wight Festival

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Watch Joni Mitchell sing "Both Sides Now" in 1970, from a new film that documents her controversial performance at England's biggest music event.

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George Li: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, August 31, 2018

Watch the young Harvard grad dispatch some of the most "knuckle-busting" piano repertoire with uncommon panache and precision.

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Renée Fleming, America's Go-To Diva, To Sing At McCain Memorial In Washington

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The versatile opera star will sing an Irish classic at the memorial service of Senator John McCain Saturday at Washington's National Cathedral.

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Life With Leonard Bernstein

Saturday, August 25, 2018

To mark the centennial of her father's birth, Jamie Bernstein talks frankly about her new memoir, tracking her life as the daughter of the legendary composer.

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George Walker, Trailblazing American Composer, Dies At 96

Friday, August 24, 2018

The composer, whose music fused many styles with a singular voice, constantly broke new ground. He was the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for music.

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Got 'Mambo'? A Playlist For Leonard Bernstein Fanatics And First-Timers

Friday, August 24, 2018

Need to beef up on Leonard Bernstein? Hear the musical polymath's most delightful tunes, from West Side Story classics to surprises from Aretha Franklin, Tom Waits and Selena.

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New Music, New Stories From Century-Old Celluloid

Monday, August 20, 2018

Watch an excerpt from The Unchanging Sea, the latest commingling of filmmaker Bill Morrison's decaying reels of silent film and Michael Gordon's undulating music.

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Yo-Yo Ma, A Life Led With Bach

Friday, August 17, 2018

If the celebrated cellist could soundtrack his life, the music would be J.S. Bach's six Cello Suites. Yo-Yo Ma explains why they mean the world to him while he played the music at the NPR offices.

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