Recent NPR Musical News


In 'Eurydice,' Matthew Aucoin and Sarah Ruhl recast opera's foundational myth
Composer, conductor and MacArthur "genius" Mathew Aucoin just debuted his opera, 'Eurydice,' at the Met. The new work reinterprets an ancient, archetypal myth from the perspective of its namesake.   (23 November)

Four centuries of Black American history are told in new Kronos Quartet performance
Deep in the heart of Texas, the Kronos Quartet reflects on race relations and social unrest with At War with Ourselves – 400 Years of You, by composer Michael Abels and poet Nikky Finney.   (18 November)

The fearless musical philosophy of Sofia Gubaidulina
A new album, marking the Russian composer's 90th birthday, is packed with probing works for huge symphonic forces.   (18 November)

Four centuries of Black American history are told in new Kronos Quartet performance
Deep in the heart of Texas, the Kronos Quartet reflects on race relations and social unrest with At War with Ourselves – 400 Years of You, by composer Michael Abels and poet Nikky Finney.   (18 November)

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