With just one album under the their belt, the British group Arctic Monkeys is already being hailed as one of the greatest U.K. rock bands of all time. The group aimed to show fans why in a full performance recorded live from Washington, DCs 9:30 Club.
Clarinetist Anthony McGill has had a pretty good career so far: school at a top conservatory, a position with the Cincinnati Symphony, now principal clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. We hear McGill in a recital at his alma mater, the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, playing Debussy's "Rhapsody No.1."
Debussy's Six Antique Epigrams are based on erotic poetry from the sixth century B.C. Nude dancers performed at Debussy's one and only performance of them in 1901. We hear them performed at Music from Salem in New York. Nina Tichman and David Breitman play piano four hands.
Scotland's art-pop hipsters Belle and Sebastian and the Canadian power pop group The New Pornographers visit Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club for a night of live music. Both bands are on tour for critically acclaimed new albums.
Colin Meloy, frontman for The Decemberists, and art-pop singer-songwriter Laura Veirs perform a night of solo, acoustic work, recorded live in concert. Both performances, from The Birchmere in Alexandria, Va., can be heard in their entirety online.
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.