Makoto Ozoné On Piano Jazz

The pianist solos in his original “Lullaby for Rabbit,” host Marian McPartland performs a “Portrait of Makoto Ozoné,” and together they enjoy musical jokes in Sonny Rollins’ “Sonnymoon for Two.”

A Surge Of Scarlatti Sonatas

Three centuries ago, Domenico Scarlatti churned out 555 keyboard sonatas. Today, pianists, harpsichordists and even accordionists still can’t get enough. Hear a clutch of new recordings.

Bruce Hornsby’s Modern Classical Moment

The pianist who spent 25 years writing pop hits says he’s long been interested in the work of Charles Ives, Arnold Schoenberg and others. Now he’s sharing that interest with his audience.

Christian McBride On Piano Jazz

On this program from 2001, the bassist takes center stage to discuss his favorite gigs and jam with host Marian McPartland in “Billie’s Bounce” and “Midnight Sun.”

Remembering Jazz Violinist John Blake Jr.

For decades, he created unique roles for his fiddle. Hear an interview and performance for Billy Taylor’s Jazz At The Kennedy Center, an archival NPR program.

Masters And Disasters: The Met Opera Quiz

To mark the apparent end of the Metropolitan Opera’s labor crisis, try a nerdworthy quiz — and learn a few quirky things about America’s largest performing arts organization.