The Music Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts owes much of its collection to the 19th century financier, Joseph W. Drexel.
Ever since some bright human ancestor got the idea to rub two sticks together, fire has enthralled us.
The Tempest is one of Shakespeare’s most inherently musical plays. From pipe and tabor to Classical orchestra, the spirit Ariel soars with sweet melodies.
We’re donning our detective hats as we winkle out musical secrets large and small—from secret codes to secret scandals, plus a featured release by Sabrina Frey.
This hour, we'll hear some bawdy songs and tragic ballads, as well as more uplifting, devotional songs and hymns. Plus, a featured CD of Tudor church music.
We’re celebrating gardens and harvesting musical blooms from across the centuries—flowers and fruit and everything green.
We’re exploring the musical bonds between students and teachers. Plus, we'll hear viol music of Marin Marais on our featured recording.
A re-issue of Alfred Deller's 1978 recording of Dowland lute songs, and Italian chitarrone music performed by Jakob Lindberg.
Some theorists heralded the arrival of new musical eras; others chose to reflect on the musical achievements of past generations and peers.
Let’s take a quick look back in time to the year 1599…a year of news and a year to remember.