Composer/pianist Samora Pinderhughes takes us through the songs of resistance that influenced his Transformation Suite.
Singer-songwriter Irka Mateo traces the folk roots of alternative music and jazz in her native Dominican Republic.
Conductor Thomas Dausgaard leads us through the works that inspired Beethoven's Missa solemnis.
Discover the origins of an art form in this playlist curated by the head Juilliard Historical Performance program, Benjamin Sosland.
Ancient texts, great tunes, same earthly woes.
10 deep cuts from DJ Bongohead's salsa dura vinyl crate.
Take a journey through a North African musical phenomenon.
Get into the rhythm of things with this sunny collection of songs.
1,000 years of music inspired by the sun, the moon, and the immensity of the cosmos.
Delve into the psychology and musicality of Schubert's famous Wanderer in various versions of five songs.
L.A. composer and musician Miguel Atwood-Ferguson shares what he loves about hip-hop legend J Dilla.
Explore our world with these musical adventurers from five continents.
In eight tracks, electronic music artist Hello Psychaleppo offers an extraordinary portrait of Syrian music today.
Bandleader and percussion player Kyungyi's playlist of Coreyah's influences and inspirations.
The marvelous spirit of Satchmo rings out in 20 essential tunes.
Jill Sternheimer—the curatorial force behind Midsummer Night Swing and Lincoln Center Out of Doors—provides the soundtrack for summer parties.
The New York Philharmonic’s Music Director Alan Gilbert looks back at some of his favorite performances from his tenure with the orchestra.
Performers from this past season’s LC Kids Artists at the Atrium bring joy to the back seat.
Jazz pianist Marc Cary serves up ten tunes off the Harlem Sessions menu of new standards.
Braxton Cook and Jazze Belle are your guides to an astral new sub-genre of soul.
From Bach to Copland, this playlist takes us through 250 years of spring celebrations in music.
The Nashville indie star picks tunes to inspire you in the kitchen.
Getting ready should sound like this.
Have the holiday blues? New York cabaret icon Joey Arias has the cure.
Pedro Coquenão (a.k.a. Batida) curates a list of cross-border musical monologues and dialogues.
Nashville-based singer-songwriter Jamie Lidell reminds us not to underestimate the power of fun.
Acclaimed composer and lyricist Andrew Lippa shares a few of his musical influences.
Heat up your headphones with 11 classic jams.
One hour. 10 songs. Six decades of ear-opening music from Ethiopia.
The renowned British chorus director Simon Halsey picks his favorites.
A look back at some of the great Cuban artists we’ve presented over the years.
The pianist talks about some of his all-time favorite recordings.
The Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter remembers some of his favorite performances.
Pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane shares his favorite recordings (and a few live performances) of Mozart’s piano music.
Artists talk about the impact of Steve Reich’s music on their work and lives.
Drummer and bandleader Evan Sherman drops some knowledge about eight of his favorite swing tunes.
7 essential songs from one of the great voices of salsa.
The Tony nominee shares his favorite recordings by five remarkable women.
Ten must-hear songs by the radiant, eccentric star
Broadway director Lonny Price offers a snapshot of Frank Sinatra and the golden age of American song he presided over.
In a pair of highly danceable playlists, Silent Disco DJs Joey Carvello and Bill Coleman capture the distinct vibes of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.
Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, the Rolling Stones, Percy Sledge, Paul Simon. In the 1960s and 70s, the course of popular music history ran through a remote corner of northwest Alabama. Discover the iconic “Muscle Shoals sound” with these tracks, hand-picked by the musicians that created it.