Recent NPR Musical News


Plácido Domingo linked to criminal ring in Argentina, prosecutors say
Media in Argentina have broadcast audio recordings of police wiretaps that prosecutors say includes the voice of the famed singer making plans for a sexual encounter arranged by the crime ring.   (18 August)

A new label revives forgotten female composers' music
The new record label La Boîte à Pépites is dedicated to raising the profile of female composers whose works have been neglected.   (17 August)

Abdul Wadud, expressive cellist who blazed a trail in improvised music, dies at 75
Although much of his work was as a sideman, Wadud was one of the most important jazz musicians of the 1970s, '80s and '90s.   (15 August)

Interpreting the music of Julius Eastman, Wild Up honors the composer's vastness
The feat the Los Angeles group Wild Up achieves in interpreting the music of Julius Eastman is the refusal to attempt impersonation — the musicians make him their muse without fetishizing him.   (4 August)

Boston Musical Events

AUG 19 Borromeo String Quartet in Wellfleet »
AUG 19 Jean Huang ???, violinist in Boston o»
AUG 19 Jean Huang ???, violinist in Boston o»
AUG 19 Jean Huang ???, violinist in Boston o»
AUG 20 Fou Ts’ong ?? International Concerto »
AUG 20 Fou Ts’ong ?? International Concerto »
AUG 20 Apollo Ensemble of Boston Orchestra i»
AUG 20 Carlo G and the Vibrance of Italian I»
AUG 20 Carlo G and the Vibrance of Italian I»
AUG 20 Frets & Plectrums in New England on S»
AUG 20 Frets & Plectrums in New England on S»
AUG 20 Chelsea Chen, organist in Orleans on »
AUG 20 The Lamb’s Journey: in Cambridge on S»
AUG 20 John Williams – The Tanglewood 90th B»
AUG 21 The Tyger in Boston Area on Sunday, A»
AUG 21 Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor in Lenox»
AUG 21 The Lamb’s Journey: in Providence on »
AUG 21 Frets & Plectrums in Newport on Sunda»
AUG 21 Frets & Plectrums in New England on S»