Tom Huizenga http://wfae.org en A Voice Of Velvet And Bronze: Carlo Bergonzi At 90 http://wfae.org/post/voice-velvet-and-bronze-carlo-bergonzi-90 <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94e1ARaqJx8</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 54706 at http://wfae.org A Voice Of Velvet And Bronze: Carlo Bergonzi At 90 Anonymous 4: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (But They're Doing It) http://wfae.org/post/anonymous-4-breaking-hard-do-theyre-doing-it In 1986, four women gathered in a casual setting to sing through a bit of medieval chant. Little did they know they were launching <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15182954/anonymous-4" target="_blank">Anonymous 4</a>, an a cappella ensemble that has spanned nearly 30 years, 20 albums, countless concerts and more than a millenium of music.<p>Today the group announced that the 2015-16 season will be its last together. But this isn't the first time Anonymous 4 has thought about calling it quits. Tue, 13 May 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 50833 at http://wfae.org Anonymous 4: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (But They're Doing It) A Trove Of Celluloid, Primed For The Public http://wfae.org/post/trove-celluloid-primed-public <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWH8wdQOEWU</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxRmGDV8QDI</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMvS9BGQdHY</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxZ_KHDm7Sc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOeZr8jrMZY</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw-8lyZROIo</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:14:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 49706 at http://wfae.org A Trove Of Celluloid, Primed For The Public Alaskan Composer Wins Pulitzer For 'Become Ocean' http://wfae.org/post/alaskan-composer-wins-pulitzer-become-ocean <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/120995813/john-luther-adams" target="_blank">John Luther Adams</a>, whose music is inspired by — and sometimes <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAk527M-INA">performed in</a> — natural landscapes, has <a href="http://www.pulitzer.org/citation/2014-Music" target="_blank">won the Pulitzer Prize</a> for music for his symphonic work <em>Become Ocean<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGIEvUOf-JU"></a></em>. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:43:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 48994 at http://wfae.org Alaskan Composer Wins Pulitzer For 'Become Ocean' A Kid Named Carl Stirs Up The Bach Musical Dynasty http://wfae.org/post/kid-named-carl-stirs-bach-musical-dynasty When it comes to musical dynasties, it's tough to top the Bach family. From town fiddlers to court composers, the Bachs dominated German music for seven generations. Today, <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15031897/johann-sebastian-bach" target="_blank">Johann Sebastian</a> towers above all his relatives, but there's another important Bach we shouldn't forget — especially today, on the 300th anniversary of his birth.<p>Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, C.P.E. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 12:53:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 46518 at http://wfae.org A Kid Named Carl Stirs Up The Bach Musical Dynasty Robert Ashley, Opera's Misunderstood Innovator, Dies At 83 http://wfae.org/post/robert-ashley-operas-misunderstood-innovator-dies-83 <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQBpire6jhw</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:38:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 46231 at http://wfae.org Robert Ashley, Opera's Misunderstood Innovator, Dies At 83 New Music Shines at Classical Grammy Awards http://wfae.org/post/new-music-shines-classical-grammy-awards <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aJF5uoU7fI</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:55:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 43805 at http://wfae.org New Music Shines at Classical Grammy Awards Inspiration Or Embarrassment? Lang Lang And Metallica Teaming Up At Grammys http://wfae.org/post/inspiration-or-embarrassment-lang-lang-and-metallica-teaming-grammys Odd musical mergers in the Grammy Awards telecast are nothing new — remember <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24MD-v0IgYA" target="_blank">Paul McCartney, Linkin Park and Jay-Z</a> singing "Yesterday?" Still, when thrash metal band <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15730259" target="_blank">Metallica</a> and classical pianist <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=17022256" target="_blank">Lang Lang</a> take the stage together Sunday night, it may seem more like a head-scratcher than a clever match.<p>Or will it?<p>Metallica <a href="ht Fri, 24 Jan 2014 13:44:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 43632 at http://wfae.org Inspiration Or Embarrassment? Lang Lang And Metallica Teaming Up At Grammys Cachet And Cash For Rafał Blechacz, Named 2014 Gilmore Artist http://wfae.org/post/cachet-and-cash-rafa-blechacz-named-2014-gilmore-artist Polish pianist <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/16051607/rafal-blechacz" target="_blank">Rafał Blechacz</a>, who at age 20 swept all five top prizes at the 2005 International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, can now add another prestigious award to his collection. Early Wednesday, Blechacz was named the 2014 Gilmore Artist.<p>The Gilmore may not have quite the name recognition as the Chopin Competition, but it has a distinguished cachet of its own, plus a generous $300,000 cash award.<p>Actually, the Gilmore isn't a competition. Named for a Kalamazoo, Mich. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 05:02:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 42559 at http://wfae.org Cachet And Cash For Rafał Blechacz, Named 2014 Gilmore Artist Singing And Sandwiches For A Tenor's Centennial http://wfae.org/post/singing-and-sandwiches-tenors-centennial <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dt9Dc_Xpv2Y</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFZmWdyRjSc</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:12:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 34192 at http://wfae.org Singing And Sandwiches For A Tenor's Centennial