Listen Guest DJ: Decoding Debussy With Pierre-Laurent Aimard
August 22, 2012 – For the composer's sesquicentennial, a virtuoso selects favorite Debussy recordings.
Watch Is Opera Ailing? Assessing The State Of The Art
Listen A Musician And The Audition Of His Life
Listen A Grand Soviet Symphony, By Way Of Brazil
Listen At Home With The Coltranes, Listening To Stravinsky
July 19, 2012 – Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane (son of John and Alice) recalls a childhood filled with symphonic music.
Listen Avi Avital: A Mandolinist's Unlikely Education
Listen 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.
Listen Noah Stewart: From 'Opera Boy' To Singer
Read Thomas Hampson On Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Listen Deep In The Desert, Monks Make Transcendent Music
Listen Canadian Brass: Spiking The Recital With Humor
Listen Jeremy Denk: The Fresh Air Interview
Listen 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.
Listen 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.
Listen 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.