Classical Music Interviews
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.
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.
Listen Divinity From Dust: The Healing Power Of 'The Disintegration Loops'
November 15, 2012 – Ambient music composer William Basinski's masterpiece is the sound of audio tapes falling apart.
Listen From Schubert To Hendrix: Guest DJ Matt Haimovitz
Read Verdi's 'La Forza,' Born Under A Bad Sign
Read John Williams' Inevitable Themes
Read Stephen Hough's 'French Album,' A 'Musical Dessert Trolley'
October 21, 2012 – The pianist's latest album resulted from his study of what makes a piece of music uniquely French.
Read The MacArthur 'Genius' Bow Maker Who Makes Violins Sing
October 6, 2012 – Over four decades, Benoit Rolland has made more than 1,400 bows for violins, violas and cellos.
Read Leonard Bernstein's 'Kaddish' Symphony: A Crisis Of Faith
September 29, 2012 – Conductor Marian Alsop muses on her mentor's most religious symphony, which raises many questions.
Read Gustavo Dudamel On The Magic Of Stravinsky's 'Crazy Music'
September 28, 2012 – One of today's hottest conductors talks about a piece that's integral to his musical life.
Listen Klaus Heymann: On 25 Years Of Naxos And Classical Music
September 27, 2012 – The founder of Naxos upended the classical music industry. Hear music that tells his story.
Read Cecilia Bartoli's Latest 'Mission' Rediscovers Agostino Steffani
September 24, 2012 – The award-winning soprano uncovers the music of an Italian composer on her new album, Mission.
Read Radiohead's Guitarist Adapts To Life In Widescreen
September 15, 2012 – Jonny Greenwood scored the new film The Master, his second for director Paul Thomas Anderson.
Read 33 Musicians On What John Cage Communicates
Read Ben Powell: In The Footsteps Of Jazz Fiddle Royalty WBUR
August 27, 2012 – The young Berklee-trained violinist dedicates his new album to the late legend Stephane Grappelli. WBUR