After decades of performing, the celebrated soprano’s enthusiasm for music is irresistible. She chooses some of her favorite recordings for an informal session of listening and conversation.
The Norwegian group has a age-old salve for those who can’t stand “Jingle Bell Rock” — 15th-century English carols.
Coltrane and host Marian McPartland discuss his family’s musical heritage and his individual approach to music, with performances of “Naima” and Giant Steps,” in a session from 2000.
Revisiting an archival interview with the late Louisiana songwriter.
An opera nominated for a Latin Grammy explores Mexico’s current political climate. It’s based on a fictional bandida who continues to inspire fear and admiration along the border.
Watch a great little TED-Ed video that lays out the scientific evidence.
How about some good — even great — news from American orchestras? Today and tomorrow, four of the country’s biggest ensembles are playing world premieres by prominent composers.
A big band from Brazil has developed a unique, jazz-influenced take on a holiday tradition. Maestro Spok and his 17-piece crew present an adventurous program at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
While the Nazis may have used the children’s opera Brundibár as a propaganda tool, it also was a symbol of hope for the children who performed it. It is now a way to remember profound loss.
The young band, led by Grammy-nominated fiddler Louis Michot and zydeco accordionist Corey Ledet, fuses Cajun and Creole sounds in a wild, boundary-blurring mix.