He was with the Boston Symphony for 50 years, and his name was also stamped on the sticks of drummers from Buddy Rich to Charlie Watts to Questlove. Firth died Sunday at age 85.
Eschewing a glitzy career, the pianist, who was heard in the movie Amadeus, earned a reputation as one of the greats of his generation, especially praised for his Chopin performances.
“The Witch,” from composer Sarah Kirkland Snider’s new album Unremembered, inspires childlike fear. Hear singer Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond spin out a tale of terror.
Designing classical album covers is hard. But being new to the music makes it easier for Denise Burt.
Covering the elusive Nick Drake is rarely successful, but Lizz Wright’s smooth, trumpet-accented version of “River Man” has the right kind of self-possession.
The pioneering pianist, harpist, flutist and cellist has worked with Mel Tormé and Billie Holiday.
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.