Recent NPR Musical News


Ned Rorem, major American composer and diarist, has died at age 99
The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and diarist died Friday at age 99. Although he won the Pulitzer for an orchestral work, he was most celebrated for his huge body of art songs — over 500 in all.

In the devastation of climate change, Daniel Bachman captures what's left behind
In field recordings and fingerstyle guitar, Bachman's diaristic Almanac Behind documents cataclysmic weather as it becomes a larger part of our lives.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason: Tiny Desk Concert
Watch the rising young cellist transform a Bob Marley classic, explore brand new preludes and unspool a weepy Welsh ballad.

When she left Ukraine, an opera singer made room for a most precious possession
She and her daughter carried one small suitcase for toiletries, clothes and shoes. But she made sure she had room for a few items with deep sentimental value.

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DEC 2 Friday Organ Recitals in Boston on Fr»
DEC 2 Pictures Within in Concord on Friday,»
DEC 2 Horszowski Trio in Cambridge on Frida»
DEC 2 Evensong in Boston on Friday, Decembe»
DEC 3 Handel: Messiah in Cambridge on Satur»
DEC 3 Pictures Within in Concord on Saturda»
DEC 3 KRISTO KONDAKÇI, CONDUCTOR & MUSIC DI»
DEC 3 Evensong in Brookline on Saturday, De»
DEC 4 Bach Cantata Series in Boston on Sund»
DEC 4 Aaron Diehl, pianist in Boston on Sun»
DEC 4 Handel: Messiah in Boston on Sunday, »
DEC 4 Family Concert in Boston on Sunday, D»
DEC 4 CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF, violin in Rockpor»
DEC 4 Winter Waltzes, Pops Delights! in Wal»
DEC 4 A Medieval Christmas in Boston on Sun»
DEC 4 Music Speaks in Cambridge on Sunday, »
DEC 5 First Monday at Jordan Hall in Boston»
DEC 5 Holiday Music in Boston on Monday, De»