If we can argue over the great American novel, what about the great American symphony? Join the conversation in our summer-long exploration of the American symphony. Who writes symphonies in the U.S. these days? And who hears them?
NPR Music Critic Lloyd Schwartz has a new book out, “Music In and On the Air.” Classical 101′s Christopher Purdy recently spoke to Schwartz about the new book, new beginnings and a sad ending.
Scott Joplin is best known for ragtime. His Maple Leaf Rag was the first piece of sheet music to sell over a million copies, and was spotlighted by NPR’s Marches Madness.
If, in our current cold wintry weather, you want to remember what summer was like, here’s what you might have seen and heard on that 89 degree summer day in Times Square.
On Friday, I posted an article (scroll down once you click the link.) from a young woman named Emily. She is an NPR intern with All Songs Considered. In her piece, she said… I am an avid music listener, concertgoer, and college radio DJ. My world is music-centric. I’ve only bought 15 CDs in my [...]
Morning update: Placido Domingo celebrates his 70th birthday in Australia with Katherine Jenkins, Gilbert and Sullivan remain topical in the 21st century, and a treasure trove of classical manuscripts goes up for sale.
Listen to NPR reporter Robert Smith’s story about the debut of a musical instrument designed by Leonard da Vinci.
El Sistema, the Venezuela based program bringing hope and education throughout the world, acting ultimately as a great leveler, should come to Columbus.
Christopher O’Riley is a classical pianist who studied at the New England Conservatory of Music, and is also the host of NPR’s “From the Top.” In this interview, O’Riley talks about how the children featured on the program are the emissaries of classical music.