Copy into your RSS Reader
Copy into your Podcast App
July 27, 2012 Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.
May 1, 2012 Hear an excerpt from a fabulous debut recording by a 21-year-old pianist who's poised to take the world by storm with his beguiling mix of tenderness and muscularity.
Illustration of Franz Liszt. The Hungarian composer and pianist revolutionized the art of performance.
October 22, 2011 The classical pianist, who turns 200 today, changed the art of performance forever with his over-the-top concerts, creating a craze that historians have dubbed "Lisztomania."
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/141617637/141620484" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
October 21, 2011 Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.
Hungarian composer and pianist Franz Liszt wrote incredibly difficult music, music that only he was capable of playing.
October 21, 2011 Commentator Miles Hoffman reflects on the influential composer's legacy 200 years after his birth.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/141562068/141578850" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
Hungarian composer Franz Liszt, circa 1886. The 200th anniversary of his birth falls on Oct. 22.
October 20, 2011 Hear the acclaimed pianist discuss and spin his favorite Liszt recordings.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/141523287/141512639" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
A lithograph of Franz Liszt, circa 1832.
September 29, 2011 Hear hand-picked Liszt performances from the Boston studios of WGBH.
August 11, 2011 Tenor Matthew Polenzani and pianist Julius Drake lead a journey into Schubert's vivid song cycle.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/139526832/139496025" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
Dmitri Shostakovich topped our informal "who's the most badass composer" poll.
Roger Rosing/Wikimedia/Deutshe Fotothek
June 27, 2011 Sex, drugs, guts and politics: An idle query on Twitter ignites a fun debate online and in our offices.
Russian pianist Evgeny Kissin has the key to unlocking the greatness of composer Franz Liszt.
March 7, 2011 After Evgeny Kissin's Kennedy Center concert this past weekend, one skeptic had an epiphany, realizing that the Russian pianist's Liszt was impossible to resist.
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor