Classical Music Interviews
Watch Why Are American Orchestras Afraid Of New Symphonies?
August 13, 2013 – St. Louis Symphony music director David Robertson decodes America's orchestral anxieties.
Watch Chris Thile Looks Back To Bach
Read A Loaded Bible Story, Tweaked For The Opera Stage
Read David Finckel On The Emerson Quartet's Changing Of The Guard
June 9, 2013 – The quartet's new album is the last to feature the cellist, a longtime member of the group.
Watch 100 Years After The Riot, The 'Rite' Remains
Read Igor Stravinsky's 'Rite Of Spring' Counterrevolution
May 24, 2013 – The composer's broad range of styles ushered in trends far from the violence of his iconic ballet.
Read A Moment With Pulitzer-Winning Composer Caroline Shaw
April 20, 2013 – Shaw says writing her prize-winning piece meant extracting sounds that only existed in her head.
Read Singing The Praises Of Pre-Dawn Walks
Read Merritt And Dinnerstein: Bridging Their Worlds
Watch How Does A Jewish Artist Tell The Ultimate Christian Story?
March 17, 2013 – An Argentine composer's vivid Passion According to St. Mark presents "a Latin American Jesus."
Read Jonas Kaufmann On Wagner: 'It's Like A Drug Sometimes'
February 16, 2013 – The man called the greatest living Wagnerian tenor says he's bound by duty to honor the composer.
Read From Bow To Baton: Violinist Joshua Bell Conducts Beethoven
February 18, 2013 – The acclaimed soloist leads a venerable orchestra through two beloved pieces.
Watch Treasures In The Attic: Finding A Jazz Master's Lost Orchestral Music
February 2, 2013 – Conductor Marin Alsop retraces her steps in uncovering symphonic work of James P. Johnson.
Watch Meet The Musical Mendelssohns: Felix And Fanny
Read Petra Haden Covers Classic Film Scores With A Single Voice
January 26, 2013 – Haden's new album, Petra Goes to the Movies, recasts movie scores in an a cappella setting.