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.
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.
Pairing the classical cellist with the Michigan iconoclast makes a fair bit of sense: Neither cares much for genre boundaries.
Hear the violinist, celebrated for her beautiful tone, in a surprise gift from a departed composer.
The Latvian composer's epic battle of light and dark is a symphonic message about the relationship between humans and nature.
Listen to a highlight from composer Richard Danielpour's 15-movement piano cycle, which was inspired by essential workers' response to the pandemic.
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Anthony Tommasini, chief classical music critic for The New York Times , about his storied career and pending retirement.
It's bad luck if a barn owl lands on your house and doesn't leave. The Swiss ensemble plays a colorful string arrangement of Leoš Janáček's haunting miniature.