From tiny Denmark comes a big symphonic sound. Three recent albums offer a glimpse of the Nordic sound, from the undervalued Carl Nielsen, the experimental Per Nørgård and the accessible Poul Ruders.
In a candid interview, the ever-innovative pianist traces the lines between Buddhist chants, Sly Stone and Miles Davis, while shedding new light on some hard facts about his past.
Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was among those who denounced The Death of Klinghoffer by John Adams, calling it anti-Semitic and anti-Israel.
On Oct. 19, 1814, an Austrian teenager named Franz Schubert wrote “Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel,” a boldly innovative song that remains an inspiration for singers and songwriters.
Mystical Russian composer Alexander Scriabin saw music, heard colors and wrote music that goes from ecstasy to frenzy. Baltimore Symphony conductor Marin Alsop explores Scriabin’s best-known piece.
Some critics charge that John Adams’ opera is anti-Israel, even anti-Semitic. But the opera’s supporters dispute that. With its Met debut on Monday, there are calls to burn the set to the ground.
The vocalist performs jazz classics, including “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was” and “Blue Monk,” in a session with host Michael Feinstein.
In 1999, host Marian McPartland welcomed the vocalist in for an hour of jazz standards, including “Surrey With The Fringe On Top” and “Old Devil Moon.”
The late pianist Dave Brubeck left jazz with a large body of compositions. Hear how his iconic music was rearranged by members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
In the late 1960s, saxophonist Wayne Shorter wrote a series of pieces for trumpeter Miles Davis and orchestra. They were never recorded — until Wallace Roney played them at the Detroit Jazz Festival.