Tom Huizenga http://mtpr.org en Banjos, Bartók And La Belle Époque: New Classical Albums http://mtpr.org/post/banjos-bart-k-and-la-belle-poque-new-classical-albums People ask why I thrive on classical music, and I tell them it's all about discovery. The possibilities for finding incredible music, both old and new, are endless as the oceans. Sun, 08 Sep 2013 21:14:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 7989 at http://mtpr.org Banjos, Bartók And La Belle Époque: New Classical Albums Revved-up Vivaldi, Persian Bamboo And Soaring Spirituals: New Classical Albums http://mtpr.org/post/revved-vivaldi-persian-bamboo-and-soaring-spirituals-new-classical-albums It's a brave new musical world. Between downloads, iPods, music sharing websites and the good old CD, we have more easy access to the songs and symphonies we love than ever before. In this visit to <em>All Things Considered</em>, host <a href="http://www.npr.org/people/102444338/jacki-lyden" target="_blank">Jacki Lyden</a> and I explore an East meets West mashup in a concerto for Persian ney (bamboo flute) and orchestra, a young composer who treats electronic and acoustic instruments as equals, an opera star who goes back to church and a violinist who plays Vivaldi with delicious abandon. Sun, 30 Jun 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 4637 at http://mtpr.org Revved-up Vivaldi, Persian Bamboo And Soaring Spirituals: New Classical Albums Vespers, Habaneras And Early Morning Walks: New Classical Albums http://mtpr.org/post/vespers-habaneras-and-early-morning-walks-new-classical-albums Robert Frost's famous poem "The Road Not Taken" begins with the line: "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood." Frost's traveler must choose between them. But slide that metaphor over to the world of classical music and you will discover hundreds of paths to explore. Sun, 07 Apr 2013 00:37:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 669 at http://mtpr.org Vespers, Habaneras And Early Morning Walks: New Classical Albums