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Music News

Nov 22

Reviving 'Allegro': Even Rodgers And Hammerstein Had Flops

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II may have been one of the most successful writing teams in Broadway history — think of Oklahoma! and The Sound of Music, just to name a couple of their hits.…
Nov 22

For The Season, Trio Mediaeval Spans Centuries

For all those who just can't bear to hear "Jingle Bell Rock" or any of the other Yuletide earworms that will invade shopping malls and radio waves in the coming months, Norway's Trio Mediaeval has…
Nov 21

The Good Listener: Do Some Musicians Play Too Well?

We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and alongside the Pokemon products whose arrival signals our kids' descent into video-game-induced catatonia is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into…
Nov 21

In Bowling Alleys And In Rock Clubs, The Dude Abides

Actor Jeff Bridges may have revealed his musical talent in a movie — as Bad Blake, the fading country singer in Crazy Heart -- but music is more than just a side gig for him.