The World Music Education of Philip Glass

In his new memoir, Music Without Words, the composer explains how a chance meeting with Ravi Shankar sparked a fascination with the cultures of the world and their music.

Celebrating Joe Temperley In Concert

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra salutes its Scottish baritone saxophonist and elder statesman with a program of his favorite Ellingtonia and a new concerto by Wynton Marsalis.

Vijay Iyer Trio At Metropolitan Museum Of Art

A piano trio that’s made an art of collective rhythmic risk-taking plays Iyer’s distinctive compositions and those of his disruptive heroes, with the backdrop of an Egyptian temple.

Stanley Cowell On Piano Jazz

The pianist performs his composition “Equipoise,” plus several inventive duets with host Marian McPartland, before an NPR studio audience.

Bang On A Can Riffs On John Cage

Florent Ghys’ An Open Cage springs from a recording of the maverick composer reading an excerpt from his Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse).