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On the 300th anniversary of his birth, hear how music by Johann Sebastian’s son Carl Philipp Emanuel bridged the gap between the old-fashioned Baroque and newfangled music by Haydn and Mozart.
Just a few years ago, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra was weathering a financial crisis and a bitter labor dispute. Tune in to Weekend Edition on Sunday to hear about its impressive recovery.
For two years, shows at D.C. house venue Dougout have been as straightforward as they can be for a DIY…
The righteously outspoken guitarist from doom metal duo Jucifer speaks about women in hard rock, her almost-acoustic side project and her never-ending life on the road.
Researchers say a small number of people appear to lack the brain circuitry to get pleasure from music.
In January, Harris Eisenstadt spent two weeks studying percussion in Matanzas and Havana. Here’s what he gained from the experience.
A California dental hygienist who never quit her day job, Perhacs released one album in 1970 that failed to find an audience — or so she thought.
In Brazil, samba isn’t just the music of Carnival. With throngs headed to the country for this summer’s World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, samba de rota has become an act of cultural resistance.
Hosts Bob and Robin are trapped in their respective homes for this snow-day edition of the show, but warm things up with breezy cuts from Eternal Summers, Slow Club and more.
The composer’s operas for TV completely rethought the structures of the old European model for a new generation.
This, we’re told, is the year female rappers will break their way back into the mainstream, ending the long period of silence for women in the industry.
A video for the brand new song “Cavity,” from the band’s second album, out May 27, uses a single flashlight to create an eerily beautiful landscape.
Awake is like a soundtrack to a sunbaked road trip, capturing the inexplicable nostalgia one feels while imagining a new life in a new town.
This swinging-for-the-fences album feels like a plea for connection and sounds like a brooding hit.
A well-known Israeli singer, formerly with a folkish rock band called Asaf Avidan & The Mojos, Avidan has a new record and no U.S. record label to put it out. But he’s on a solo tour that’s stunning.
ABBA singer Bjorn Ulvaeus has revealed a secret behind the band’s costumes. It was not only fashion that determined their sartorial choices.
Original songs and scores aren’t the only music worth paying attention to on Oscar night. Pop music is woven deeply into the performances and plots of many of the year’s best movies.
The descendants of the coastal Brazilian city have a long, mixed history, making for quite the vibrant display and musical celebration. One style of music is even said to make the blood boil.
Coltrane performs her own “Transfiguration” and joins host Marian McPartland in “Giant Steps.”
For this year’s Academy Awards, three documentaries — 20 Feet from Stardom, The Square and The Lady in Number 6 — use musicians’ lives and experiences to frame some very big ideas.