Among other things Badalamenti’s music, soft and bizarre and surging, was an emotional compass for the uncanny creations of director David Lynch.
With a bold debut album, Julia Bullock curates an unconventional career
Julia Bullock likes to call herself a “classical singer,” instead of an opera singer, or simply a soprano. It’s another way the 35-year-old St. Louis native is carefully building her unconventional career. Because her voice is among today’s most expressive — a deluxe combination of velvety smoothness and brushed steel — you would think she […]
Updated Dec. 8, 2022: Best Classical Albums of 2022: Discover a broad spectrum of this year’s most compelling music, from booby-trapped string quartets and chilled out piano to full-throttle percussion, electric guitars and high-flying vocals. Need a deep discovery experience? Try 1000 years of music in this playlist from NPR Classical‘s Tom Huizenga, which explores […]
The 10 Best Classical Albums of 2022
As many Americans step out and reconnect to a version of what their musical lives were before the pandemic, I remain, stubbornly, at home. No, I don’t have “cave syndrome,” but I’ve not had COVID and I want to keep it that way. My last concert was March 8, 2020, when I gleefully let the […]
Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason celebrates his eclectic inspirations
Updated December 7, 2022 at 12:29 PM ET Sheku Kanneh-Mason was six years old when he fell in love with the cello. “I remember seeing a whole orchestra performing and being just excited by the look of the cello, and asked to have lessons,” the British cellist said. “I think my mom was relieved because […]
Classically Speaking: Anna and Dmitri Shelest Cannot Be Silent
Music is visibly at the heart of the Ukrainian people, as can easily be seen during the ongoing Russian invasion of the country. Piano duo Anna and Dmitri Shelest have taken to hear the encouragement to use their talents for their fellow Ukrainian people and re-released their 2018 album Ukrainian Rhapsody. Hear from Anna and Dmitri […]
Classically Speaking Looks Back at Nashville Ballet’s Lucy Negro Redux
As Nashville Ballet brings back its production Lucy Negro Redux this month, we’re returning to our preview of the music along with Rhiannon Giddens. The episode, from March of 2019, includes exclusive performances from Giddens, Francesco Turrisi, and the author of Lucy Negro, Redux, Nashville’s own Caroline Randall Williams. Listen to the full episode above, or […]
Two Perennial Holiday Favorites Return To Nashville Classical Radio
‘Tis the season for singing. So Nashville Classical Radio is delighted to bring two of your Christmas favorites back to the airwaves.
Live in Studio C: Familiar Favorites With Matthew Kennedy
The Live in Studio C online archive only started in fairly recent history. But, the station archives go back through the duration of the show. Which is how, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, we were able to go back and remember a performance at the piano from former director […]
Classically Speaking: Titus Underwood And The Oboe In The Easy Bake Oven
For Nashville Symphony Principal Oboist Titus Underwood, the pandemic has been a fairly prolific time. And while he looks forward to a return to the Schermerhorn stage, he also has a lot of goals for the future of orchestral music.