Support
provided by:
close
 

Maria Schneider

Maria Schneider
Erik Jacobs/NPR

Maria Schneider

Maria Schneider artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Concerts

Maria Schneider conducts at the 2009 Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival.

August 4, 2011 Hear Schneider bring her paradigm-shifting jazz to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Maria Schneider Orchestra at Newport Jazz 2010; credit: Erik Jacobs for NPR

February 15, 2011 The large ensemble has mastered sweeping gestures, South American tinges and colorful soloing.

Interviews & Profiles

Jazz composer Maria Schneider (left) and soprano Dawn Upshaw collaborated on the new album Winter Morning Walks.

April 1, 2013 A soprano and a jazz composer explore work by former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser.

ListenPlaylist

thumbnail

May 15, 2008 A small but growing number of musicians are expanding on the idea of the artist-run record label.

ListenPlaylist

Discover Songs

thumbnail

December 9, 2007 Ned Wharton has surveyed the music of 2007, and offers these suggestions for your shopping list.

ListenPlaylist

News

Composer and bandleader Maria Schneider accepts her Grammy Award. Her album Winter Morning Walks earned three awards yesterday at the pre-telecast Grammy ceremony in Los Angeles.

January 27, 2014 In this year's Grammy Awards, the classical music was as new as the pop.

Reviews

thumbnail

December 25, 2007 WBGO host Gary Walker shares his favorite jazz recordings of 2007, led by the late Michael Brecker.

ListenPlaylist

More Stories

The Attacca String Quartet's latest album celebrates John Adams.

April 7, 2013 NPR Classical's Tom Huizenga spins an eclectic set of new classical releases.

ListenPlaylist

thumbnail

May 5, 2005 A discussion with saxophonist Frank Foster and others on the struggles of making a living in jazz.

ListenPlaylist

Mary Lou Williams performs at the Cafe Society in New York in 1947.

March 29, 2013 Jazz musicians like Lil Armstrong, Carla Bley and Mary Lou Williams drove their own ensembles.

Classical albums we loved this year.

December 13, 2013 A guide to some releases from the year gone by that we think are really great.

The Kennedy Center honors Mary Lou Williams every year with the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival, which showcases today's brightest female jazz artists.

March 2, 2009 Hear half a dozen classic artists and modern innovators who've paved the way for women in jazz.

thumbnail

December 13, 2007 WDUQ's Shaunna Morrison Machosky picks her Top 10 jazz CDs of 2007.

NPR Artist Directory

Chopin

Frederic Chopin

Hear Chopin's music in performance and perspective.

Search for your
favorite artist

Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch

Enjoy archival interviews and performances from the folk revivalist.

Search for your
favorite artist

Spoon

Spoon

Music, live concerts and interviews with the pop-rock band.

Search for your
favorite artist

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Hear and watch exclusive performances from the guitar-playing Mexican duo.

Search for your
favorite artist

Bon Iver

Bon Iver

Hear concerts and interviews with the atmospheric art-folk singer.

Search for your
favorite artist

Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus

Hear performances and profiles of the jazz innovator's work.

Search for your
favorite artist

Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

Hear essential recordings and performances from the lauded quartet.

Search for your
favorite artist

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

Search for your
favorite artist

Wye Oak

Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

Search for your
favorite artist

M.I.A.

M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

Search for your
favorite artist

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Hear concerts and interviews with the grandiose art-rock band.

Search for your
favorite artist

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Purchase Featured Music

Neon Bible

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Neon Bible
  • Artist: Arcade Fire
  • Label: Merge
  • Released: 2007
 

Transmiticate

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Transmiticate
  • Artist: Donita Sparks & The Stellar Moments
  • Label: Sparksfly
  • Released: 2008
 

Traffic & Weather

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Traffic & Weather
  • Artist: Fountains of Wayne
  • Label: Virgin
  • Released: 2007
 

Hey Hey My My Yo Yo

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Hey Hey My My Yo Yo
  • Artist: Junior Senior
  • Label: Crunchy Fr
  • Released: 2005
 

Essential Capitol Collection

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Essential Capitol Collection
  • Artist: Keely Smith
  • Label: Capitol/EMI
  • Released: 2007
 

Corigliano: The Red Violin Concerto; Violin Sonata

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Corigliano: The Red Violin Concerto; Violin Sonata
  • Artist: Joshua Bell
  • Label: Sony Classical
  • Released: 2007
 

P.D.Q. Bach: The Jekyll & Hyde Tour

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: P.D.Q. Bach: The Jekyll & Hyde Tour
  • Artist: Peter Schickele
  • Label: Telarc
  • Released: 2007
 

Rose Window

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Rose Window
  • Artist: Linn Barnes and Allison Hampton
  • Label: Oak Leaf Records
  • Released: 2007
 

Proof of Youth

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Proof of Youth
  • Artist: The Go! Team
  • Released: 2007
 

Beethoven: Violin Sonatas

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Beethoven: Violin Sonatas
  • Artist: Leonidas Kavakos
  • Label: Decca
  • Released: 2012
 

Sibelius: Symphonies 1 & 4

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Sibelius: Symphonies 1 & 4
  • Artist: Minnesota Orchestra
  • Label: BIS
  • Released: 2013
 

Adams: Inuksuit

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Adams: Inuksuit
  • Artist: Inuksuit Ensemble
  • Label: Cantaloupe
 

Reza Vali: Toward That Endless Plain

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Reza Vali: Toward That Endless Plain
  • Artist: Khosro Soltani
  • Label: BMOP/sound
  • Released: 2012
 

Evensong

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Evensong
  • Artist: Caleb Burhans
  • Label: Cantaloupe
  • Released: 2013
 

Mahler: Orchesterlieder

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Mahler: Orchesterlieder
  • Artist: Christian Gerhaher
  • Label: Sony
  • Released: 2013
 

Rachmaninov: All-Night Vigil

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Rachmaninov: All-Night Vigil
  • Artist: Latvian Radio Choir
  • Label: Ondine
  • Released: 2012
 

Death Speaks

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Death Speaks
  • Artist: David Lang
  • Label: Cantaloupe
  • Released: 2013
 

Béla Bartók: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Béla Bartók: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
  • Artist: Isabelle Faust
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi
  • Released: 2013
 

Sky Blue

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Sky Blue
  • Artist: Maria Schneider Orchestra