Support Public Radio
Find a public radio station
What is this?
Robert Kapilow artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music
June 8, 2010 The composer's intimate "Träumerei" stakes everything on one moment of epiphany, beautifully set up.
March 9, 2010 From sorrow, the music builds to a climax of intensity, and finally reaches serene acceptance.
March 2, 2010 Commentator Rob Kapilow explains Chopin's condensed expression in a three-minute Mazurka.
February 2, 2010 Hear about the clever craft behind Irving Berlin's song, written for the 1935 film Top Hat.
October 14, 2009 With just two notes, Beethoven connects the universe in his "Kreutzer" Sonata for violin and piano.
September 14, 2009 Hear the composer create a rich psychological universe out of tiny, power-packed emotional nuggets.
July 1, 2009 Copland's pure, American sound flows from two simple chords in Appalachian Spring.
April 20, 2009 Commentator Rob Kapilow takes the motor-like rhythms of minimalism out for a test drive.
March 11, 2009 In the Broadway composer's classic "Send in the Clowns," unexpected notes get surprising results.
January 5, 2009 Hear Rob Kapilow discuss the ways composers can set a tone in their works' opening seconds.
December 4, 2008 Hear how Verdi's remarkably beautiful "Ave Maria" transforms his opera Otello.
October 15, 2008 Rob Kapilow reveals the emotional narrative in Harold Arlen's song, based on two simple notes.
August 21, 2008 Maurice Ravel's "Le Tombeau de Couperin"
December 9, 2005 Can you tell if a piece is by Mozart or Haydn? Take a quiz, and hear a Rob Kapilow commentary.
July 5, 2004 Commentator Rob Kapilow offers a guide through the "American" Quartet by Antonin Dvorak.
November 4, 2008 Election Day is a fine time to explore this anthem's timeless pull on America's heartstrings.
February 5, 2007 A new concerto for orchestra and tap dancer showcases the beauty of a form enjoying a revival.
More Robert Kapilow
Hear Chopin's music in performance and perspective.
Search for yourfavorite artist
Enjoy archival interviews and performances from the folk revivalist.
Music, live concerts and interviews with the pop-rock band.
Hear and watch exclusive performances from the guitar-playing Mexican duo.
Hear concerts and interviews with the atmospheric art-folk singer.
Hear performances and profiles of the jazz innovator's work.
Hear essential recordings and performances from the lauded quartet.
NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.
Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.
Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.
Hear concerts and interviews with the grandiose art-rock band.
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor
by Radu Lupu
by Leonard Slatkin
by Artur Rubinstein
by Fred Astaire
by Anne-Sophie Mutter
by Hagen Quartett
by Aaron Copland
by Michael Tilson Thomas
by Original Broadway Cast
by Original London Cast
by Lorin Maazel
by Leonard Bernstein
by Renee Fleming /PlacidoDomingo
by Whitney Houston
by Robert Shaw Chorale
by Ruby Braff/Dick Hyman
by Leontyne Price
by Original Soundtrack