The group's production values have improved, but their lyrics remain evocative pocket narratives.
Pocket Narratives from the Mountain Goats
Award-winning pianist Yundi Li performs Chopin's Scherzo No. 2 in NPR's Studio 4A.
Eldar Djangirov plays with the verve and pace of a seasoned jazz artist, but he's just 18.
Fast-Paced Jazz Piano in the Key of Eldar
Hear an interview with former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty on his new solo album.
Mike Doughty: The Making of the Small Rock
The 22-year old Chinese pianist is known for his explosive presentation and extraordinary technique.
Piano Phenom Lang Lang Performs Mozart, Liszt
Pat Metheny stops by NPR's Washington studios for an hour of live music and conversation.
Pat Metheny: Live and on 'The Way Up'
Chien Tan of the Oregon Symphony demonstrates the virtues of the miniature-size treble violin.
Chien Tan on the Treble Violin
Music critic Chris Douridas reviews Manzanita, the latest release from musician Mia Doi Todd.
Mia Doi Todd: 'Manzanita'
Fresh from a cameo in Woody Allen's film "Melinda and Melinda," the Shanghai Quartet perform at NPR.
The Shanghai Quartet, from Cinema to Studio
At 28, Daniel Mueller-Schott is already one of the world's most in-demand cellists.
Cellist Daniel Mueller-Schott Performs Bach