Recent NPR Musical News


Bach, 'Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, I. Allegro' (Akademie Für Alte Musik Berlin)
Still a crowd-pleaser after 300 years.   (17 September)

Igor Levit, 'Fugue No. 7 In A Major, Op. 87' (Dmitri Shostakovich)
For a taste of the pianist's technique, here's a lighter mood from Shostakovich that sparkles with interlocking inner voices that ripple as clear as a mountain stream.   (10 September)

Faced With Deadline Drama, LA Opera Stages A Construction Sprint
With sets shipped from Europe stuck on a boat that can't dock because of coronavirus disruption, LA Opera went to work building new sets, cramming months of work into ten days.   (3 September)

Víkingur Ólafsson, 'Kleine Gigue in G Major, K. 574'
With bold harmonies, pointillist texture and winding rhythms, Ólafsson's composition offers — in less than two minutes — a distinctly modern sound that looks toward the future.   (3 September)

Boston Musical Events

SEP 18 Brentano String Quartet in Rockport o»
SEP 18 HAN-SETZER-FINCKEL TRIO in Rockport o»
SEP 18 Faculty Recital in Cambridge on Satur»
SEP 18 Points of Transition in Cambridge on »
SEP 18 Rising Stars Concert in Boston on Sat»
SEP 18 Brentano String Quartet in Rockport o»
SEP 18 HAN-SETZER-FINCKEL TRIO in Rockport o»
SEP 19 Points of Transition in Lexington on »
SEP 19 Simone Dinnerstein, piano in Rockport»
SEP 19 Simone Dinnerstein, piano in Rockport»
SEP 19 Youth and Experiance in Brookline on »
SEP 19 Simone Dinnerstein, piano in Rockport»
SEP 19 Simone Dinnerstein, piano in Rockport»
SEP 21 Tuesday Concerts in Boston on Tuesday»
SEP 23 Chamber Music in Boston on Thursday, »
SEP 24 Horszowski Trio in Cambridge on Frida»
SEP 25 Faculty Recital in Cambridge on Satur»
SEP 25 Invitation to the Dance in Cambridge »
SEP 25 Jonah and the Whale in Arlington on S»