Rex Levang Feature Archive

This week on Morning Glories we'll celebrate the birthday of English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams by hearing five examples of his many-faceted output. (10/13/2014)
We're declaring this week Bachtoberfest on Morning Glories, highlighting the music of J. S. Bach. Did you know that his home in Leipzig had an alcove especially for the beer barrel? (10/06/2014)
This week on Morning Glories, we examine what makes for good autumn listening. (09/29/2014)
Even composers were kids once. This week on Morning Glories, we'll bring you five pieces whose composers, at the time they wrote them, were talented teenagers. (09/15/2014)
As teachers and students begin a new school year, our Morning Glories continue the theme of Music for Learning with five soloists who are also dedicated to music education. (09/08/2014)
It's Back to School Month on Classical MPR, and on Morning Glories, we'll celebrate the bright college years with five composers who each penned a piece connected with university life. (09/01/2014)
There are so many fine violinists before the public these days -- everyone knows superstars like Perlman and Bell, but there's also a rising generation of talented players. We'll share just five of them with you this week on Morning Glories. (08/18/2014)
Strictly speaking, a piece called a "serenade" is meant for the evening -- but this week, we'll bring you five serenades during Morning Glories. (08/11/2014)
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)
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)
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)