Music Articles archive
Read Michel Van Der Aa Wins The Grawemeyer Award For Music
November 25, 2012 – Watch an excerpt of a cello concerto/short film that has earned the Dutch composer the prize.
Read Martha Wainwright On New Motherhood, And A Mother Lost
November 25, 2012 – Wainwright's newest album was inspired by two big changes in her family — a birth and a death.
Watch Alicia Keys: How A 'Girl On Fire' Keeps From Burning Out
November 25, 2012 – Now married and a mother, Keys says she's more vigilant than ever about remaining productive.
Read The NPR Music Holiday Gift Wish List
Watch How Much Does Crowd Funding Cost Musicians?
Read Five Reasons To Visit Your Local Record Store On Black Friday
November 21, 2012 – This Friday, independent record stores will offer new, reissued and limited-edition vinyl.
Read Coleman Hawkins: Tenor Saxophone, Front And Center Jazz24
November 21, 2012 – Starting in the 1920s, Hawkins made an afterthought of an instrument into a star attraction. Jazz24
Read Max Richter Recomposes 'The Four Seasons'
Watch It Isn't (Just) Ironic: In Defense Of The Hipster
Read The Mythic Power Of Bessie Smith
Read Missy Mazzoli: A New Opera And New Attitude For Classical Music
November 23, 2012 – The young composer from Brooklyn battles the stereotypes in classical music.
Watch The Insect Trust: An American Band Deconstructed
Read Heavy Rotation: 5 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
November 20, 2012 – Download new music from Foxygen, bassist Marcus Miller, folk singer Rayna Geller and more.
Read Beethoven's Famous 4 Notes: Truly Revolutionary Music
November 19, 2012 – A leading conductor and an author explain the resonances behind a famous phrase in music.
Read Bill Withers: The Everyman Singer With A Poet's Soul
November 19, 2012 – Since the singer's 1971 debut, he has had nine albums, all of which are now available in a box set.