Tom Huizenga


Think of your favorite pop song. Will it still be a crowd-pleaser 300 years from now?


It's best not to question the vastness of Igor Levit's mind, which hums along with the efficiency of a q

When Víkingur Ólafsson was 8 years old, he threw a tantrum over Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. As he tried to play the runs in the deceptive little Sonata facile in C major, the so-called "Easy Sonata," he grew so frustrated that he literally scratched out the notes with a pencil.

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If you think of Mozart as the giggling savant from the film Amadeus,

This #NowPlaying discovery comes to us from today's episode of the All Songs Considered podcast, which highlights the best music of August.

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In our perpetually addled world of split-second attention spans, spending 53 minutes with a glacially-paced, prismatic piece of orchestral music mig


Describing Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir's Enigma – her first string quarte

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Max Richter's new release is anchored by his arre

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It's tough to find more lustrous, viscerally alive singing than this.

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On March 19, 1968, an amateur recording engineer set up his gear at Le Hibou, a coffeehouse in Ottawa, Canada.