Tom Huizenga appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras teams up with NPR classical music maven Tom Huizenga to talk about composers from Mexico, Puerto Rico and Brazil, delighting host Linda Wertheimer.
Friday, June 03, 2016
Watch the award-winning Irish pianist play his own arrangements of traditional songs from the homeland, including a haunting rendition of "My Lagan Love."
Thursday, May 26, 2016
From the ashes of bankruptcy, can a rebooted company relive its glory days? Its new general director discusses the past, present and future.
Friday, May 20, 2016
When the young composer Tõnu Kõrvits puts a lush, new spin on an old song by one of his compatriots, the long line of singing traditions in Estonia continues unbroken.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Contrasting symphonies by the brilliant but troubled Dmitri Shostakovich get deluxe treatments from conductor Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony.
Monday, May 16, 2016
Hear one of today's most charismatic pianists perform music with deep psychological — and physical — dimensions by Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms.
Monday, May 09, 2016
With intrepid pianist Matt Herskowitz in tow, the violinist performs a set of rambunctious tunes from Hungary and Romania that will leave you breathless.
Monday, May 02, 2016
Watch the Grammy-winning Chicago sextet perform new music by David Lang, Bryce Dessner and Robert Honstein.
Monday, May 02, 2016
The new music ensemble from New York puts a bold, orchestral spin on that Beatles song you always skip over on the White Album.
Friday, April 22, 2016
With a career that began at age 7, the violinist became one of the 20th century's most beloved musicians and so much more than a virtuoso.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Dmitri Shostakovich's powerful Seventh Symphony was written during the devastating World War II siege of Leningrad. Hear Mariss Jansons lead the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Friday, April 08, 2016
A pair of French new music ensembles lovingly recreates songs by the iconoclastic New York street composer and poet who called himself Moondog.