Estranged colleagues Philip Glass and Steve Reich hadn’t appeared together for more than 30 years — until last night in Brooklyn. Yet it was the music, not the reunion, that carried the show.
The intensely expressive Italian singer had an unusually long career. “I always have the sense that when I hear her recordings that she’s singing just for me,” says soprano Renée Fleming.
Fats Waller sang, emceed, told jokes, wrote hits, and played mean piano. Decades later, a fellow jazz pianist tries to capture his life-of-the-party spirit with drastically new versions of his tunes.
From swaying elephants to a shirtless organist, there have been several “gotta see them to believe them” classical clips posted online lately.
One of Europe’s biggest jazz stars, pianist Stefano Bollani is also a TV personality, a published author and, his friends attest, a skilled impressionist.
Turner’s new quartet album Lathe of Heaven gets its name from Ursula K. LeGuin’s novel. A lot of action happens at thoughtful medium tempos, and there’s beautiful dissonance in the two-horn harmonies.
The trio presents Monk’s Dream: Fifty Years Fresh at the KC Jazz Club with Gary Smulyan.
You don’t get to see this too often: a man (in this case, a very talented man) totally possessed by his muse. Watch pianist Glenn Gould deep in what psychologists call “a flow state.”
Mozart and Beethoven aren’t going anywhere, but U.S. orchestras, opera companies and chamber groups are also presenting dozens of compelling premieres.
The tuba was the first bass instrument in jazz, until it was replaced by the string bass. For nearly 50 years, Bob Stewart has been trying to carve out a new niche for his instrument in modern jazz.