Music Interviews archive
Soweto Gospel Choir Offers Secrets To Their Sound
Read Stephen Sondheim: Examining His Lyrics And Life
Read Three Poetic Traditions Inspire A Mideast Symphony
February 18, 2012 – A new work by 26-year-old composer Mohammed Fairouz plays out in Arabic, Hebrew and Aramaic.
Listen The Story Of Woody Guthrie's 'This Land Is Your Land'
July 3, 2000 – Folklorist Nick Spitzer tells the story of Woody Guthrie's leftist national anthem.
Watch A Skating Rink's 'Ribbon In The Sky'
Read Another Take On The 'Appoggiatura'
Read The Chieftains: For 50 Years, Irish Music For The World
February 14, 2012 – Over a long career, the Irish folk band has worked with almost everybody, just about everywhere.
Read 'Conchords': Musical Comedy from Clueless Kiwis
Watch Bret McKenzie: A Manly Muppet And A Muppet Of A Man
February 13, 2012 – The Flight of the Conchords member wrote five songs in The Muppets, including "Man or Muppet."
Read From Hyperpianos To Harmonious Handel: New Classical Albums
February 12, 2012 – NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin an eclectic mix of new classical releases.
Watch Simon Joyner: A Scene Pioneer Takes The Quiet Life
February 12, 2012 – The Omaha songwriter has influenced the likes of Beck and Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst.
Read An Understudy Turned Star Shines On The Met Stage
Read Ana Tijoux: Addressing Global Unrest In Rhyme
Read A Ballet Dancer's Workout Music? Classical, Of Course
February 9, 2012 – Jared Angle's warm-up playlist includes works by Prokofiev, Handel and Philip Glass.