Rex Levang

Music Director, Classical Music
Minnesota Public Radio
rlevang@mpr.org

Rex Levang, a longtime member of Minnesota Public Radio's classical music department, hails from Duluth. As music director on the classical side, he works in MPR's Eileen Bigelow Music Library and is intensively involved in planning and scheduling the music heard on MPR's classical music service. He has written on music for print and the Web, has worked in sheet music and record stores, and has appeared on the Metropolitan Opera Quiz.

Rex Levang Feature Archive

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Classical MPR's music director Rex Levang recounts his experiences going to the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, as well as some of his other musical finds in and around London. (07/30/2014)
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Earlier this month, the musical world lost the remarkable conductor Lorin Maazel. This week on Morning Glories, we'll hear five of the many recordings made by this prodigiously talented musician. (07/21/2014)
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Let's celebrate summer by looking at five Morning Glories from summer festivals around the country. And while you're at it, visit our website for a map of festivals taking place right in our area. (07/14/2014)
Celebrate the Fourth of July weekend by taking this quiz about the music of the American March King, John Philip Sousa. Are you in step with Sousa? (07/03/2014)
This Friday is the Fourth of July — we'll lead up to it with five pieces that show how four American composers and one Czech have given expression to America's history, landscape, and aspirations. (06/30/2014)
Summer is here, so this week on Morning Glories, we'll bring you five pieces reflecting the beauty of the natural world and some of the images you've submitted through Music in Bloom. (06/23/2014)
This week on Morning Glories, we note the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss. His operas and tone poems achieved spectacular success during his lifetime, and today, they're performed, recorded, and discussed as widely as ever. (06/09/2014)
This week on Morning Glories, we'll play five pieces related to weddings, as we begin the iconic month of June. (06/02/2014)
We'll wind up our Music for Learning month with Morning Glories that feature music written for schools, whether European schools with centuries of history or institutions of higher learning much closer to home. (05/26/2014)
As we continue to celebrate Music for Learning, on Morning Glories this week, we focus on musicians who have come from El Sistema, Venezuela's remarkable system of music education, whose vision of music training and social change is now being emulated throughout the world. (05/19/2014)
This month, we celebrate music for learning, and on Morning Glories this week, we'll air five pieces meant for students, whether they're performers, or listeners -- some music for learning, quite literally. (05/12/2014)
What would be left of the Cinderella story if you took away the glass slippers, the pumpkin and the fairy godmother? Classical MPR's Rex Levang and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato point out some differences. 'La Cenerentola' airs Saturday, May 10, at noon on Classical MPR. (05/10/2014)
April showers bring May flowers, they say. So now that we're into the month of May, we'll bring you these five timely Morning Glories. Let's hope they're as welcome as flowers that bloom in the spring! (05/05/2014)
It's quite a week for Osmo Vanska and the Minnesota Orchestra. Vanska will return as the Orchestra's music director, as of May 1. All this week, we'll bring you five Morning Glories, spanning a decade of performances by conductor and orchestra. (04/28/2014)
Mozart's <em>Cosi Fan Tutte</em> seems like a standard operatic comedy &#151; but with a twist. Classical MPR's Rex Levang explains this opera that has come into its own. The Met Opera's production of <em>Cosi</em> airs Saturday, April 26, at 12 noon, on Classical MPR. (04/25/2014)