A carnival, a funhouse, a carousel atop the tallest building in the world — all are imagined settings for music of Ellis and Argue at the Newport Jazz Festival.
A week after announcing publicly that he had cancer, the widely beloved Spanish conductor has died at age 80.
Although his music is popular, Strauss remains an enigma to some and a polarizing figure for others. To mark the composer’s sesquicentennial, here’s a puzzler to test know-it-alls and tempt newbies.
Like brides and grooms, wedding songs come in all varieties. Test your smarts with this smorgasbord of matrimonial music.
A version of the hit “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-Lot and the Seattle Symphony drew a large crowd of dancers to the stage this weekend.
The guitarist and composer says that in spite of all the styles of music he’s played — Indian Carnatic, classical, jazz, rock, blues — there’s always more to learn.
The pianist’s refined and lyrical style is on display as she performs her own “Night Train” in a session from 2008.
From a traditional blessing to a children’s dance, hear a violin address the African diaspora — and a trumpet tell a bedtime story.
Two weeks after the initial furor regarding mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught’s first performance at the Glyndebourne Festival in the U.K., we’re still examining how women are valued onstage.
Watch the celebrated pianist play Bach’s Two-part Inventions, which can zing with the speed of a sewing machine, or unfold slowly like a gentle aria.