Recent NPR Musical News


NPR Music's 25 Favorite Albums Of 2020 (So Far)
How can it be possible that we're only halfway through the year? Here are 25 albums from 2020's first six months that are worth holding onto for the next six, and beyond.   (30 June)

Someone Finally Remembered William Dawson's 'Negro Folk Symphony'
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.   (26 June)

Carnegie Hall And Lincoln Center Cancel Performances For Rest Of 2020
Two of New York City's biggest cultural institutions said Thursday that they will remain closed through the New Year, due to the pandemic.   (19 June)

Yo-Yo Ma: Goats, Rodeos And The Power Of Music
Hear the cellist talk about the purpose of music in the face of racial tension and health crises, plus his new album, Not Our First Goat Rodeo, which reunites him with old bluegrass buddies.   (17 June)

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DEC 20 Bach Christmas in Boston on Sunday, D»
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