Music

The Future of Classical Music

The Future of Classical Music

July 22, 2014

A look at the current state of classical music in American culture, the financial health of its institutions, and new efforts to make it more accessible to millenials.

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein On Sharing Her Love Of Bach  (Rebroadcast)

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein On Sharing Her Love Of Bach (Rebroadcast)

July 4, 2014

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein fell in love with the music of Bach as a child. She speaks with Diane about her life, her music and her new education initiative called "Bachpacking."

Natalie Merchant on Her New Self-Titled Album "Natalie Merchant"

Natalie Merchant on Her New Self-Titled Album "Natalie Merchant"

July 2, 2014

A conversation with Natalie Merchant about her new album, her first release of original music in 13 years.

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein On Sharing Her Love Of Bach

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein On Sharing Her Love Of Bach

February 18, 2014

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein fell in love with the music of Bach as a child. She speaks with Diane about her life, her music and her new education initiative called "Bachpacking."

Roddy Doyle: "The Guts"

Roddy Doyle: "The Guts"

February 3, 2014

Irish author Roddy Doyle's first novel "The Commitments" was about lower class Dublin. Now, 27 years later, he's back with a follow up to the best-seller. Roddy Doyle on returning to his earliest work.

Angelique Kidjo: "Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music"

January 28, 2014

Angelique Kidjo is a Grammy Award-winning musician and UNICEF ambassador. The singer-songwriter on celebrating her African roots in word and song.

Julie Andrews: "The Very Fairy Princess Sparkles In The Snow"

October 21, 2013

Singer and actress Julie Andrews talks with Diane about her life and the latest children's book she co-wrote with her daughter.

Ricky Skaggs: "Kentucky Traveler: My Life in Music"

August 15, 2013

Grammy Award-winning musician Ricky Skaggs reflects on 50 years of playing bluegrass and country hits. In a new memoir, he recalls his early days as a child prodigy in Kentucky and later performing with Ray Charles, Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris.

David Rothenberg: "Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise" (Rebroadcast)

July 5, 2013

A musician travels the world to study the science of bug music: what we can learn from sounds of crickets, cicadas and beetles.

Singer And Songwriter Barry Manilow

July 3, 2013

Barry Manilow has sold more than 80 million records, but for all his success as a pop star, he prefers to be the musician behind the scenes. Barry Manilow joins Diane in the studio to talk about his life and career.

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