Author: Tom Huizenga

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If the celebrated cellist could soundtrack his life, the music would be J.S. Bach's six Cello Suites. Yo-Yo Ma explains why they mean the world... [Read More]
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Why did Laurence Olivier return so often to Shakespeare's Othello? Why did Ansel Adams keep photographing the Grand Canyon? Obsessed or awestruck, artists revisit great... [Read More]
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The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, considered one of the world's top orchestras, has fired its conductor, Daniele Gatti, after two women publicly accused him... [Read More]
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America's top orchestras are programming little or no music by women. Philadelphia has now included two works by female composers. A month ago it had... [Read More]
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The humble German fiddler is in demand around the world. His formidable technique and self-effacing style allow the music to speak volumes. [Read More]
Fifty years ago, a group of six guys walked on a London stage to perform for the first time as The King's Singers. They were... [Read More]
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Insects have been an inspiration in music for centuries, starring in pieces from "Flight of the Bumblebee" to Mastodon's "March of the Fire Ants." [Read More]
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To mark the reissue of The Blue Notebooks, Richter has released a short film featuring The Handmaid's Tale star and a potent piece of music... [Read More]
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America's top orchestras are presenting little if any music written by women next season. Why is that? [Read More]
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Back at the beginning of time, the human voice was the very first instrument. Probably close in second place were folks banging on stuff –... [Read More]
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With a voice of gleaming steel that soared effortlessly above 100-piece orchestras, Swedish dramatic soprano Birgit Nilsson, who was born 100 years ago, was force... [Read More]
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A founding member of the contemporary music ensemble Alarm Will Sound, Marks inspired fellow musicians with his blend of "playfulness and gravity." [Read More]
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A world premiere recording of a new piano concerto by Philip Glass sits comfortably beside a Bach classic. [Read More]
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A new album of the Estonian composer's four symphonies trace the path of a brave artist who risked throwing it all away to reinvent himself. [Read More]
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A video premiere from violinist Olivia De Prato offers ecstatic music by Missy Mazzoli with an enigmatic take, by director James Darrah, on the evening... [Read More]
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Cellist Clarice Jensen says the music on her debut solo album solicits "meditation and disorientation" — two words that, while not mutually exclusive, seem to... [Read More]
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Abreu began El Sistema in 1975 with fewer than a dozen students — 40 years later, his system has been used throughout the world to... [Read More]
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José Abreu, the Venezuelan musician, economist and educator who created the acclaimed network of youth orchestras known as El Sistema, died Saturday at age 78.... [Read More]
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Marking the 100th anniversary of the visionary composer's death, hear Debussy play his own music on a 1913 piano roll. [Read More]
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Artur Schnabel was the first pianist to record all 32 of Beethoven's Piano Sonatas. The cycle, made in the 1930s, has just been entered into... [Read More]
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