For harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, teenage rebellion had a Baroque soundtrack. His new album juxtaposes modern composers and their distant musical forebears.
Coleman died Thursday, at the age of 85. Listen back to a 1987 conversation with the saxophonist and composer, as well as interviews with members of his quartet, Don Cherry and Charlie Haden.
The American jazz saxophonist and composer who liberated jazz from conventional harmony, tonality, structure and expectation, died Thursday of cardiac arrest in Manhattan at age 85.
If you see blockbuster films this summer, chances are you’ll hear Oscar winner Michael Giacchino’s music. Soon, he’ll help audiences return to the island of resurrected dinosaurs in Jurassic World.
Wagner’s epic meditation on love turns 150. Projected on a cosmic level, the music triggered a seismic shift in Western music.
Paul is mostly remembered for his musical innovations, especially the instrument that bears his name. But he was also an accomplished jazz musician who kept performing even in his final years.
To mark the sesquicentennial of the Danish composer’s birth, music critic Michael Steinberg introduces Nielsen’s exuberant music, confirming his stature as one of the truly great symphonists.
Karim Wasfi, conductor of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, has been playing his cello at the sites of deadly attacks across the capital.
The Benedictine monks of Norcia, Italy spend their days in quiet prayer and chanting the divine office. But recently the order has taken up recording albums and brewing beer.
Conductor Marin Alsop explains how her mentor, Leonard Bernstein, probes the essential questions of humanity in his comic operetta Candide.