Black Rebel Motorcycle Club brings a soulful mix of roots rock, country, gospel and blues to Washington, DC's 9:30 Club for a night of music. Hear the band's full concert, recorded live. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is on tour to promote its latest CD, Howl.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club in Concert on All Songs Considered
Some pure Americana comes from the pen of recent four-time Grammy winner William Bolcom. His "Ragomania" honors jazz great Eubie Blake and Bolcom's idol George Gershwin. Marin Alsop conducts the Aspen Festival Orchestra.
The Wood Brothers perform the latest in a series of midday concerts from NPR Music and WXPN. The roots-rock duo's show has ended. But their full performance from the stage of World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, Pa., is available in archive form.
Songwriter Steve Wynn is celebrated for his groundbreaking work with The Dream Syndicate, a band that, along with REM and the Replacements, is credited with inventing the American indie rock scene of the 1980s. Hear Wynn in concert, recorded live from station XPN in Philadelphia.
Steve Wynn in concert on XPN Live Fridays - 02/17/2006
Country singer Rosanne Cash visits the World Cafe Live stage in Philadelphia for a midday concert. Her entire performance originally webcast live on NPR.org Feb. 3. It's the latest in a series of Friday live concerts from member station WXPN.
Rosanne Cash in concert on XPN Live Fridays - 02/03/2006
Atlanta-based singer-songwriter Shawn Mullins offers a mix of folk-flavored pop songs in a special, midday concert from NPR station WXPN in Philadelphia, Pa. Mullins is on tour to promote his upcoming album, 9th Ward Pickin' Parlor.
Shawn Mullins in concert on XPN Live Fridays - 10/27/2006
Sir Roger Norrington joins NPR's Fred Child in Salzburg for Mozart's birthday celebration. He conducts a selection of Mozart masterpieces, including the slow movement of Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G Minor and the famous duet "Bei Maennern" from the opera The Magic Flute.
NPR's Fred Child hosts Performance Today from Salzburg, Austria, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Mozart. The celebration includes performances from the Juilliard Quartet and Shai Wosner.
Despite being one of the most successful composers of all time, Mozart could rarely find a job. We hear some of the pieces he composed while attempting to receive commissions or job offers, including the Dominicus Mass, K. 66, the Piano Sonata in B-flat, K. 281 and his famous G minor Symphony, No. 40.
Performance Today features music from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the glee clubs of Morehouse and Spelman colleges and others, as well as sections of famous speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It's a King Day celebration.
This brief but stirring work was one of ten fanfares commissioned by conductor Eugene Goossens for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in 1942. Three years later Copland elaborated it and incorporated it into the finale of his Symphony No. 3.
The poetry and lyricism in songs by George Gershwin have universal appeal. The Lark Quartet plays three songs by Gershwin, arranged for string quartet by Stanley Silverman. "He Loves and She Loves," "Do It Again," and "Sweet and Lowdown," with a touch of Ella Fitzgerald.
To accompany a concert performance of a seldom-performed piano concerto by Bela Bartok, NPR's Fred Child tells the story of the music's inception in the summer of 1945. Zoltan Kocsis is the pianist, with Sakari Oramo conducting the Finnish Radio Symphony in the Bartok Piano Concerto No. 3.
Much fuss has been made over how much Mozart hated having to write mostly church music during his teenage years as an organist in Salzburg. And much of the music is ordinary. But these selections helped earn him a memorial at Mozartplatz.