Classical Music Interviews
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
Read Young Love In Ithaca, With Schumann's Help
Read Ira Glass Interviews His Cousin, Composer Philip Glass
January 31, 2012 – To celebrate the composer's birthday, Fresh Air replays an interview conducted by his famous cousin.
Read Philip Glass At 75: Listening With Heart, Not Intellect
January 31, 2012 – The composer who changed the landscape of American music says he finally knows what he's doing.
Read Violinist Joshua Bell: 'French Impressions,' Yesterday And Today
January 16, 2012 – The violinist compares two recordings he made, 20-plus years apart, of the Franck Violin Sonata.
Read Alsop Sprach Zarathustra: Decoding Strauss' Tone Poem
January 14, 2012 – Marin Alsop investigates the alluring power behind the grand opening of Also Sprach Zarathustra.
Read Deathbed Music: The Final Works Of Famous Composers
January 8, 2012 – Mozart, Beethoven and others wrote bold, uncharacteristic pieces during their last days on Earth.
Read Aretha Franklin Is Looking For The Next Great Star ... Of Opera MR
January 3, 2012 – The Queen of Soul is looking for a prince or princess of Puccini. MR