Swaying triple time has besotted dancers and musicians alike around the globe. But the quintessential high-society dance has surprisingly indecent roots.
Know your “Marseillaise” from your “God Save the Queen?” If you fancy yourself a World Cup know-it-all, try matching the team to its national anthem in this musical puzzler.
Saxophonist Lenny Pickett, seen every week on TV, just released a new album. He says working with Finland’s UMO Jazz Orchestra is only one of many “uncommon expressions” in his career.
Many jazz musicians got the music bug from their fathers. Find out what second-generation percussionists like Nasheet Waits, Ralph Peterson and Sheila E. say about their fathers’ influence.
A classical virtuoso and an equally captivating flamenco player combine for a set of duets. Whether playing music by Bach or Peña, they’re undeniably brilliant.
Today at 4 p.m. Eastern, everyone in the U.S. is invited to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” It’s a Smithsonian tribute to the bicentennial of the anthem, a product of the War of 1812.
The saxophonist joins host Marian McPartland with “Isfahan” and pulls out his flute for “Ambiance” in a session from 2005.
The beloved musician had a slight frame, an almost feminine voice and a late revival after a promising start and years of neglect.
Army Pvt. Danny Chen fatally shot himself in Afghanistan in 2011. The real-life tragedy has inspired a new production by the Washington National Opera with a libretto by playwright David Henry Hwang.
In the tradition of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, composers from Japan, Armenia and the U.S. paint colorful pictures by posing soloists in front of orchestras.