Classical Music Interviews
Read Avi Avital: A Mandolinist's Unlikely Education
Read From 'Glee' To Gettysburg: Brian Stokes Mitchell Speaks For Lincoln
July 4, 2012 – The Broadway star talks about his new recording of Copland's Lincoln Portrait for NPR Music.
Read Noah Stewart: From 'Opera Boy' To Singer
Read Thomas Hampson On Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Read Deep In The Desert, Monks Make Transcendent Music
Read Canadian Brass: Spiking The Recital With Humor
Listen Jeremy Denk: The Fresh Air Interview
Read Garth Knox: One Viola And 1,000 Years Of Musical History
May 14, 2012 – On his new album, Saltarello, the adventurous violist creates surprising musical juxtapositions.
Read Classical 'Rock Star' Joshua Bell Takes On Conducting
April 24, 2012 – Bell, the onetime violin prodigy, has taken over the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.
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.
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.
Read An Understudy Turned Star Shines On The Met Stage
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.
Read Super Bass: Can You Hit This Note?
Watch Anne Akiko Meyers: From Knee Socks To Strads