Deceptive Cadence un-stuffs the world of classical music, which is both fusty and ferociously alive.
Someone Finally Remembered William Dawson's 'Negro Folk Symphony'
by Tom Huizenga on June 26, 2020 at 3:45 pm
Broadcast nationwide in 1934 and praised by listeners and critics alike, a masterful symphony soon fell silent. A new recording hopes to help revive an American treasure.
Clarinetist Anthony McGill Kneels, Pleads And Plays For Justice
by Tom Huizenga on June 4, 2020 at 10:00 am
With the help of a few "wrong" notes, the principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic turned "America the Beautiful" into a solemn protest of police violence.
Our Daily Breather: Steve Reich Composes During The Coronavirus Crisis
by Tom Huizenga on May 26, 2020 at 2:00 pm
In Our Daily Breather, we ask writers and artists to recommend ways to find calm in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. Steve Reich tells NPR Music about his new composition.
C.P.E. Bach: Mercurial Diversions For Uncertain Times
by Tom Huizenga on May 11, 2020 at 7:54 pm
In a new album of keyboard concertos, hear how J.S. Bach's son charted his own startling and original path in music that sparkles with unpredictability
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