Julian Barnes’ slim but powerful new novel chronicles the difficulties composer Dmitri Shostakovich suffered under repressive Soviet regimes, and mourns what is lost when tyrants try to control art.
With intrepid pianist Matt Herskowitz in tow, the violinist performs a set of rambunctious tunes from Hungary and Romania that will leave you breathless.
Some see the Eiffel Tower as a feat of architecture, or the symbol of a great world capital. Composer Joseph Bertolozzi sees one big percussion instrument.
The singing bassist presents original songs and standards in a session from 2001.
The Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra, the most influential modern big band, played on Monday nights at the Village Vanguard in New York. For its 50th anniversary, its successor performs a salute.
Reunited after three decades, the pan-African “cosmic jazz” experimentalists throw an extended and ecstatic dance party, with throwback funk vibes and multiculti merger.
Watch the Grammy-winning Chicago sextet perform new music by David Lang, Bryce Dessner and Robert Honstein.
The new music ensemble from New York puts a bold, orchestral spin on that Beatles song you always skip over on the White Album.
The singer and pianist performs her legendary version of “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” in a 1988 session.
The bassist spends a lot of time in midtown Manhattan for his day job with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. But his roots, and the music he’s made about them, are uptown.