Some critics charge that John Adams’ opera is anti-Israel, even anti-Semitic. But the opera’s supporters dispute that. With its Met debut on Monday, there are calls to burn the set to the ground.
The vocalist performs jazz classics, including “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was” and “Blue Monk,” in a session with host Michael Feinstein.
In 1999, host Marian McPartland welcomed the vocalist in for an hour of jazz standards, including “Surrey With The Fringe On Top” and “Old Devil Moon.”
The late pianist Dave Brubeck left jazz with a large body of compositions. Hear how his iconic music was rearranged by members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
In the late 1960s, saxophonist Wayne Shorter wrote a series of pieces for trumpeter Miles Davis and orchestra. They were never recorded — until Wallace Roney played them at the Detroit Jazz Festival.
A group of European gypsy jazz masters closed out the Newport Jazz Festival with a dazzling set full of flying fingers. After everyone left, we asked the players to perform one more just for us.
NPR’s Audie Cornish speaks with actor J.K. Simmons about his much buzzed about performance as a brutal music teacher in the new film Whiplash.
Milwaukee Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond was carrying his rare Stradivarius violin out to the parking lot after a show when he was suddenly attacked. The violin, worth millions, was stolen.
For more than a century, the Royal Shakespeare Company has commissioned music for plays. Its archive tracks the way music changes over time and across many productions.
The pianist brings his swinging style and musical sensitivity to tunes such as “What Are You Doing With The Rest Of Your Life?” and “You Make Me Feel So Young” in a 2003 session.