Classical Music Interviews
Watch Classical Pranksters Don't Just Play Music: They Play With It
December 3, 2013 – Collective Cadenza, or CDZA, is a group of musicians whose YouTube videos receive millions of views.
Read Yuja Wang: Rooted In Diligence, Inspired By Improvisation
December 2, 2013 – The pianist says she hears a connection between "Rach 3" and improvisations from the late Art Tatum.
Read Consumed By Violence, With Hope For Peace: Britten's 'War Requiem'
November 23, 2013 – To mark Britten's centennial, Marin Alsop discovers the composer via his blood-soaked War Requiem.
Read The Orchestral Recipe, From The Pilgrims To Today
Read 'The Biggest Jazz Riff Ever Written:' Jeremy Denk's 'Goldberg Variations'
November 17, 2013 – The newly minted MacArthur fellow describes the 'naughty and bittersweet' sides of J.S. Bach.
Read Bach Unwigged: The Man Behind The Music
Watch From 'Crouching Tiger' To 'Secret Songs': Composer Tan Dun's Next Move
October 27, 2013 – An ancient secret language spoken among women in his home province inspired Tan's latest work.
Watch The Minds Behind 'Einstein On The Beach' Talk Shop
October 12, 2013 – Phillip Glass, Robert Wilson and Lucinda Childs discuss a new revival of their epic modern opera.
Watch Electronic Music's Godfather Isn't Done Innovating
October 12, 2013 – Morton Subotnick's Silver Apples of the Moon changed music. At 80, he still has more up his sleeve.
Listen Guest DJ Angela Meade: Hitting The Big Time With Help From Verdi
October 7, 2013 – One of today's preeminent Verdi singers spins deep tracks by the master opera composer.
Read Returning To Music, Tested By Loss
Read Don't Call This 12-Year-Old Concert Pianist A Prodigy
October 1, 2013 – Emily Bear has recorded six albums and performed at the White House. What have you done lately?
Read The Pianist Who Plays 'The Rascal And The Sparrow'
September 25, 2013 – In a new tribute album, pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi pairs songs by Francis Poulenc and Edith Piaf.
Watch Why Are American Orchestras Afraid Of New Symphonies?
August 13, 2013 – St. Louis Symphony music director David Robertson decodes America's orchestral anxieties.