Deceptive Cadence un-stuffs the world of classical music, which is both fusty and ferociously alive.
Underground Railroad: A Conductor And Passengers Documented In Music
by Tom Huizenga on January 20, 2020 at 9:14 pm
When it comes to the Underground Railroad, everyone knows Harriet Tubman. But a new oratorio sheds light on a different, key figure named William Still.
Commemorating A King's College Christmas Tradition
by Lulu Garcia-Navarro on December 22, 2019 at 12:48 pm
A new album commemorates the Centenary Service of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at King's College, Cambridge.
The Music And Morality Of Beethoven's Mighty Ninth
by Marin Alsop on December 7, 2019 at 1:03 pm
For nearly 200 years, Beethoven's epic Ninth Symphony, with its powerful "Ode to Joy," has inspired millions. Now conductor Marin Alsop takes it on a world tour.
Powerful Lungs And Long-Spun Lines: Cecilia Bartoli Conjures Farinelli
by Tom Huizenga on November 28, 2019 at 2:01 pm
On her new album, the restless Italian opera star sings virtuoso music composed for Farinelli, the greatest of the baroque castratos.
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Space Walk Underway For Final Fix Of International Space Station Device
by David Welna on January 25, 2020 at 4:21 pm
Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station make their fourth foray outside the spacecraft to prolong the lifespan of a cosmic ray detector.
Pain Drives The Creation Of A Sanctuary In 'Remembrance'
by Denny S. Bryce on January 25, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Rita Woods' ambitious novel spans 200 years and multiple storylines — it's a complex story of loss and survival that doesn't always work. But Woods creates memorable characters readers can relate to.
'Our Democracy Is In Danger': Muslims In India Say Police Target Them With Violence
by Lauren Frayer on January 25, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Dozens of Indians, most of them Muslim, have been killed by police in weeks of nationwide protests against a new citizenship law. Their families believe they were singled out because of their faith.
LISTEN: Senate Impeachment Trial Of President Trump
by NPR Staff on January 25, 2020 at 2:30 pm
NPR is hosting live special coverage of the trial. On Saturday, President Trump's defense team begins opening arguments on the Senate floor.