Deceptive Cadence un-stuffs the world of classical music, which is both fusty and ferociously alive.
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.
Kanye West Announces An Opera (Which Isn't As Crazy As It Sounds)
by Tom Huizenga on November 18, 2019 at 6:12 pm
Before any opera purists start wringing their hands, let's remember that the 400-year-old art form has proven itself terrifically adaptable and resilient.
Caroline Shaw Sings Her Own Song
by Tom Huizenga on November 7, 2019 at 12:01 pm
What do Gertrude Stein, Billy Joel and Robert Burns have in common? Their words all show up in a new song by Pulitzer-winning composer Caroline Shaw.
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What Comes Next In The Impeachment Inquiry
on December 8, 2019 at 9:47 pm
Michel Martin speaks with Ruth Marcus, deputy editorial page editor for the Washington Post, about what to expect this week in the impeachment inquiry.
'I Done Been Through Some Things': The Tina Turner Musical Is Now On Broadway
by Michel Martin on December 8, 2019 at 9:47 pm
Tina playwright Katori Hall and star Adrienne Warren have plenty to say about working with the star, depicting domestic violence and learning to sing in a new voice.
Inspector General Report Will Revisit Origins Of FBI's Russia Inquiry
by Greg Myre on December 8, 2019 at 9:47 pm
A report from the Justice Department's inspector general expected Monday will examine how the FBI handled the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.
FBI Will Investigate Shooting At Pensacola Naval Base As Terrorism
by Greg Allen on December 8, 2019 at 9:47 pm
Investigators say they're treating the shooting at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla. as terrorism.