McLorin Salvant first studied classical voice, but turned to jazz because it offered her more range. “In jazz, I felt I could sing these deep, husky lows,” she tells Fresh Air‘s Terry Gross.
The new Dallas Opera production is a meta-story about the value — and cost — of great art.
In an conversation from the Song Exploder podcast, score composer Harry Gregson-Williams explains how he matched moments to melodies in the new film, which stars Matt Damon as a stranded astronaut.
The bop pianist joined Marian McPartland in 1985, not long after a hiatus of nearly 25 years.
In the Philadelphia Orchestra trumpeter’s slightly twisted world, bears play bass trombones, Liszt has a brother named Bukhett and snowblowers can be filed as musical instrument deductions.
Marking the 100th anniversary of An Alpine Symphony, take a guided tour through Strauss’ evocative music with conductor Semyon Bychkov and author David Hurwitz as trail guides.
Musician Jamie Cullum visits Weekend Edition to share a roundup of favorite new releases from contemporary jazz acts.
Conductor Andris Nelsons rallies the Tanglewood Festival Chorus in Prokofiev’s riotous Alexander Nevsky and makes the orchestra shine in Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances.
Hear a 1999 session with the bassist, who’s since had a prolific career as a film and TV composer.
Bassist Christian McBride says that making his own album at the storied jazz club was like becoming part of a family. He knew: “We’d better bring it harder than we’ve brought it anywhere else before.”