new NPR music site

Yesterday, NPR fired up a free, multi-genre Web site devoted to music.

http://www.npr.org/nprmusic/index.html

The site is organized by genre and by type of music including live concerts, studio sessions, artist interviews, profiles, reviews, blogs and podcasts.

NPR Music is a creative collaboration with KEXP and KPLU Seattle; KUT Austin; WBGO Newark; WDUQ Pittsburgh; WFUV and WNYC New York; WGBH Boston; WGUC Cincinnati; Folk Alley.com (WKSU) Kent, Ohio; WXPN Philadelphia, and Minnesota Public Radio.

Maybe WXXI will be part of this partnership in the future.

If you click down to the classical section (why is classical always listed UNDER jazz, folk, rock, and pop??) you can hear, among other things, a profile of pianist Simone Dinnerstein (who played in Geneva over the summer), a studio concert with guitarist Pepe Romero, and an interview with Christopher O’Reilly on his interface with pop music.

O’Reilly will be in Rochester in about two months.

Happy browsing.