NEPR’s trip to Italy in May includes Italian Early Music ensemble Interpreti Veneziani, who strive to bring harmony – new and old – back to splendid venues in Venice…
On the passing of UK singer, songwriter, record producer, painter and actor David Bowie
Composer & conductor Pierre Boulez has passed away…
Sometimes, a beginning is just a beginning…
From an all-Beethoven residency week, hear the storied Berlin Philharmonic play the profound Sixth and witty Eighth with conductor Simon Rattle.
When cellist Astrid Schween joins the Juilliard String Quartet, she’ll be the first woman and first African American member in its nearly 70 year history.
Seated at the piano in NPR’s studios, Anthony de Mare explains why he commissioned composers from the classical, jazz and Broadway worlds to interpret some of Sondheim’s finest songs.
The young woman who founded Iraq’s youth orchestra believes in the enduring spirit of her musicians. The group planned to bring its act overseas until it was forced into hiatus by ISIS.
As Black Violin, Kevin Sylvester and Wilner Baptiste say they’re merely demonstrating what two music styles with traditionally disparate audiences have in common.
With flashes of lyricism, a young composer excels at weaving sound textures together to create distinct atmospheres. Hear the album, performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble.