Hear the rock duo recorded live in concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. The full performance originally webcast live on NPR.org September 27, with opening act M. Ward. It's the latest in NPR Music's live concert series from All Songs Considered.
Hear Iceland's ambient rock group in concert, originally webcast live from the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, Md. on Sept. 11. It's the latest in NPR Music's live concert series from All Songs Considered.
Richard Thompson grew up in post-war Britain, listening to Les Paul and Django Reinhardt. Known for his exceptional guitar work, Thompson's latest release, Front Parlour Ballads, is his first solo acoustic album in more than 20 years.
Richard Thompson in concert on World Cafe Live - 08/12/2005
Hear a concert by Oscar Peterson and others from the NPR Jazz archives, originally broadcast in 1982 and posted on the Web site in 2005 as a celebration of Peterson's 80th birthday. The concert features solo performances, as well as Peterson's trio and an appearance by Herbie Hancock.
Superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma leads the 22 international virtuosos of the Silk Road Ensemble — which was founded at Tanglewood Music Center in 2000 — in a blend of world music. The concert takes place at the Civic Theatre in downtown San Diego.
Host Fred Child wraps up his visit to La Jolla's SummerFest with composer Julian Milone, who has transformed familiar favorites and rewritten them for four violins and a double bass. After a chat with Milone, we hear a performance by violinists Cho Liang Lin, Jun Iwasaki, David Chan and Yoon Kwon, and bassist Jeremy Kurtz.
Filipino pianist Cecile Licad has a nightclub voice and sultry looks, but when she plays Rachmaninoff, she may as well be a native-born Russian. She talks about her career and performs on stage at the La Jolla SummerFest.
In this two-hour live recording, The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson plays his most ambitious album, Smile, at Carnegie Hall. Released almost four decades after its creation, the album has been reconstructed and reworked from original tapes and new recordings. Listen to songs from Smile, Beach Boys favorites, and excerpts from recording sessions in this Creator's at Carnegie special.
Pulitzer-winning composer Steven Stucky has much to say about composing, his colleagues and the music of Bach. Performance Today catches up with him at the Aspen Music Festival. Then, we hear a performance of his Partita-Pastorale (after J.S. Bach).
Grammy-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin and percussionist Thiago de Mello talk about their music with Performance Today host Fred Child on stage at the Aspen Music Festival. Then, we hear the duo perform two pieces by de Mello and a waltz by Antonio Lauro.
At the tender age of 10, violinist Anna Lee is already reflecting on how she got her start in the classical music world. She talks to Performance Today host Fred Child from the Aspen Music Festival. We also hear her perform a movement from a Wieniawski violin concerto.
Chinese pianist Chu-Fang Huang took first prize at the Cleveland International Piano Competition this week. She joins host Lisa Simeone to talk about the competition, and we hear her prize-winning performance in Severance Hall with the Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by Jahja Ling.