When the young composer Tõnu Kõrvits puts a lush, new spin on an old song by one of his compatriots, the long line of singing traditions in Estonia continues unbroken.
Hear re-imagined pre-Colombian music and arias from the jungles of Brazil and beyond, chosen with the help of Tom Huizenga from NPR Music’s Deceptive Cadence.
The pianist and composer, a force on the jazz scene for 50 years, celebrated her 80th birthday with a gala concert and new album — and she has another album on the way.
Contrasting symphonies by the brilliant but troubled Dmitri Shostakovich get deluxe treatments from conductor Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony.
Like Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam and others, the renowned violinist has canceled a North Carolina appearance over a law limiting civil rights protections for LGBT people.
The bassist joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 1945, when she was just 16 years old. She died over the weekend while performing.
Hear one of today’s most charismatic pianists perform music with deep psychological — and physical — dimensions by Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms.
“Classical music is many things,” says violist Asbjørn Nørgaard. “It can sound like Coldplay. It can sound like heavy metal.” The quartet’s new album, out now, is called Adès/Nørgard/Abrahamsen.
For the pianist and founder, the Panama Jazz Festival is much more than a bunch of concerts in his hometown. It’s an exhibition of how music can change a neighborhood, a political climate or a life.
The Brazilian pianist and singer mixes frenetic originals with Antônio Carlos Jobim interpretations.