A skilled mountain climber who knew Tchaikovsky and Brahms, Ethel Smyth was a big personality whose politically charged opera The Wreckers gets its first fully staged production in the U.S.
The band might not have a permanent lead singer, but on the new album Into The Deep, the musicians show just how well they’ve learned to play with others.
During the orchestra’s Academy Week, amateur musicians get to rehearse and perform next to professionals.
Stuart Canin was one of many GIs in Europe after World War II, but his violin made him different.
The pianist’s classical training paved the way for a vibrant career in jazz. Hear him perform his composition “Allegria” on this 2004 episode of Piano Jazz.
A quartet of Icelandic women imagines the clicks and whirs of a giant clock. The blend of strings and electronics mimics the interaction of humans and machines.
The saxophonist brings his signature sizzle and groove to Morning Becomes Eclectic.
With his large, electrifying voice and his penetrating portrayals, Canadian tenor Jon Vickers thrilled opera lovers for more than 30 years.
A master of both the bass and the French horn, Ruff switches between instruments with ease.
Even in his 70s, the Maestro was always on the lookout for new sounds. This previously unreleased track, courtesy of a German recording engineer, shows that Ellington wasn’t afraid to experiment.