Recent NPR Musical News


Steven Beck, 'Piano Sonata No. 5' (George Walker)
George Walker's final Piano Sonata might be short in length, but it's long on ideas, unfolding in a colorful thicket of textures and episodes.   (19 January)

Opera singer Maria Ewing, known for her dramatic intensity, has died at age 71
Acclaimed for her fearless performances in operas by Strauss and Bizet, Ewing also partly inspired Passing, a film written and directed by her daughter, Rebecca Hall.   (12 January)

Yo-Yo Ma (feat. Tunde Olaniran), 'Doorway'
Pairing the classical cellist with the Michigan iconoclast makes a fair bit of sense: Neither cares much for genre boundaries.   (30 December)

Hilary Hahn, 'Serenade for Life'
Hear the violinist, celebrated for her beautiful tone, in a surprise gift from a departed composer.   (29 December)

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