Paul is mostly remembered for his musical innovations, especially the instrument that bears his name. But he was also an accomplished jazz musician who kept performing even in his final years.
To mark the sesquicentennial of the Danish composer’s birth, music critic Michael Steinberg introduces Nielsen’s exuberant music, confirming his stature as one of the truly great symphonists.
Karim Wasfi, conductor of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, has been playing his cello at the sites of deadly attacks across the capital.
The Benedictine monks of Norcia, Italy spend their days in quiet prayer and chanting the divine office. But recently the order has taken up recording albums and brewing beer.
Conductor Marin Alsop explains how her mentor, Leonard Bernstein, probes the essential questions of humanity in his comic operetta Candide.
Known for his admirable technique and tone, the trumpeter joined Marian McPartland to perform “A Kiss To Build A Dream On” and “I Double Dare You” in this session from 1992.
At age 11, Matthew Aucoin memorized and performed at a piano all of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro. As one of his own operas debuts, some critics are calling him the next big thing.
The big sites miss the mark, and yet the specialist services serve a small audience. What’s a classical-curious listener supposed to do?
The mellifluous voice of the Met, and a longtime presence on NPR member station WNYC, was 58 years old.
As men went off to combat in World War II, a group of Southern college women took to the bandstand. Meet the Darlinettes — hear their music and stories from their leader and their drummer.