Music Articles archive
Read Extreme Drama: The Life And Music Of Richard Wagner
April 13, 2013 – For the bicentennial of the controversial composer's birth, conductor Marin Alsop rethinks Wagner.
Read The Music Of The Venezuelan Presidential Campaigns
April 12, 2013 – In Caracas, music supporting the candidates for the Venezuelan presidency is a constant presence.
Watch The Thatcher Era's Effect On British Music
Read Earl Hines: Big Bands And Beyond On A New Box Set
Read Whose MP3s Are They, Anyway?
Read Freshlyground: Polished African Pop On The Global Dance Floor
April 10, 2013 – Driven by Zolani Mahola's powerhouse voice, the band's new album reflects South African aspirations.
Read Talking 21st Century Songwriting With Kurt Vile
Read Johnny Cash's Columbia Catalog Out Now — As A 63-Disc Box Set
April 10, 2013 – The music Cash made while under contract with the label is now available as an imposing reissue.
Watch Brad Paisley's 'Accidental Racist' And The History Of White Southern Musical Identity
April 9, 2013 – Like "Sweet Home Alabama," Paisley's song is a complicated expression of white Southern heritage.
Watch Can Yo-Yo Ma Fix The Arts?
Read Jherek Bischoff Crafts A Symphonic Sound On 'Composed'
April 9, 2013 – The rock musician and composer found himself writing orchestral arrangements for his latest album.
Watch The Wu-Tang Clan's 20-Year Plan
Read Vespers, Habaneras And Early Morning Walks: New Classical Albums
April 7, 2013 – NPR Classical's Tom Huizenga spins an eclectic set of new classical releases.
Watch Paramore Tackles 'Real Life Problems'