The Danish composer’s evocative song cycle let me tell you features an ingenious mashup of all the words allotted to Ophelia in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
From an all-Beethoven residency week, hear the storied Berlin Philharmonic play the profound Sixth and witty Eighth with conductor Simon Rattle.
Once a kid with polio from Tel Aviv who hated practicing his instrument, the master violinist says he’s still learning, even as he prepares to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Writing music for The Good Dinosaur was a seven-month journey for brothers Mychael and Jeff Danna, not all of it glamorous.
The singer joined Piano Jazz in 2002, the year she released her successful album Verse.
At Chicago’s Green Mill, one band has owned Saturday’s after-hours set for decades. Jazz Night stays up with drunks, devotees and the organ quartet of saxophonists Pat Mallinger and Cameron Pfiffner.
Over the last year, the bassist and NPR’s Audie Cornish have discussed and dissected everything about jazz. Their latest chat, held for a live audience, focuses on how his own career started.
Philip Glass and Christopher Hampton say the racial unrest in the U.S. since the work first premiered in 2007 forced them to address “changes in the way this country understands itself.”
It’s tough getting 12 musicians to agree on anything. But the members of the Richmond, Va. ensemble are firm in the desire to represent their own city in their music.
In a 2009 session, the Motor City quintet plays traditional Gypsy jazz and a bal musette waltz.