Recent NPR Musical News


The Met Opera's Live Streaming Series Sticks To Old Trappings
While a valiant endeavor, the Metropolitan Opera's new series of steaming concerts can't seem to shake off opera's fusty, aristocratic traditions.   (4 August)

Composer Max Richter On 'Voices,' A New Album That Envisions A Better World
Composer Max Richter's new album drew inspiration from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document spearheaded by Eleanor Roosevelt which he calls "a blueprint for a better world."   (3 August)

Leon Fleisher, The Pianist Who Reinvented Himself, Dies At 92
The beloved pianist was a young lion of his generation until a hand injury forced him to rethink his relationship to music.   (3 August)

Where Are The Thousands Of Nazi-Looted Musical Instruments?
Researchers are still digging into the question and sharing their findings decades after the Nazis sacked the homes of Jews during World War II.   (29 July)

Boston Musical Events

AUG 7 Davóne Tines in Rockport on Friday, A»
AUG 13 STREAMING FEATURES in Boston on Thurs»
AUG 16 Hub New Music in Everywhere on Sunday»
AUG 21 Backyard Bash in Boston on Friday, Au»
AUG 22 Backyard Bash in Boston on Saturday, »
AUG 27 STREAMING FEATURES in Boston on Thurs»
AUG 28 David Finckel, cello & Wu Han, piano »
AUG 30 Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde in Ever»
SEP 10 STREAMING FEATURES in Boston on Thurs»
NOV 1 Mendelssohn: Elijah in Cambridge on S»
NOV 29 Marc Ponthus, pianist in Boston on Su»
DEC 17 Bach Christmas in Boston on Thursday,»
DEC 20 Bach Christmas in Boston on Sunday, D»
DEC 31 Hoped-for Result in Greater Boston on»