Steve Staruch Feature Archive

Many superb teachers of yoga use music during their classes. While I certainly don't presume to be an instructor, I do offer a playlist that I believe is all about flow: the flow from one basic yoga posture into another, from a basic child's pose, to an initial sun salutation, and all the way to a delicious shavasana. Each of these pieces provides a friendly "now." I hope that you enjoy them. (01/17/2012)
There are those rare occasions when a performance makes you lose track of time; when the artist's personality melds with the essence of a piece of music. Those moments are magical. In this week's Regional Spotlight two artists, cellist Wendy Warner and pianist Irina Nuzova, make that kind of magic in a performance from the Schubert Club/Music in the Park Series recital November 15, 2011. With the gorgeous Cello Sonata No. 2 by 20th century Russian composer Nikolay Myaskovsky, their beautiful performance slows down time itself. (01/05/2012)
All month long the Regional Spotlight at Classical MPR will include regional holiday performances and recordings. (12/01/2011)
The regional spotlight this week shines on the Bella Voce Young Women's Choir led by Shelly Winemiller. (11/10/2011)
A performance of one of Dvorak's final works by the St. Lawrence String Quartet. (10/27/2011)
A performance from members of the Bach Society of Minnesota. (10/26/2011)
Misha Dacic performs Liszt's Fantasie and Fugue on the Theme B-A-C-H from a Frederic Chopin Society recital. (10/20/2011)
Northfield based chamber choir performs Vivaldi and traditional music arranged by Ron Staheli. (10/13/2011)
What does it mean for a composer like Dvorak, steeped in 19th century romanticism to come face to face with the modern world? (10/13/2011)
Steve Staruch interviews Erik Sanborn, composer and choreographer of the Metropolitan Ballet's "Dracula" (10/07/2011)
The Minnesota Boychoir performs two pieces from a song cycle composed by Julia Singer and Tim Takach. (10/06/2011)
Jonathan Biss talks about leading the SPCO. (10/06/2011)
The Pacifica Quartet performs Beethoven's String Quartet in C minor Opus 18, No. 4 (09/29/2011)
A performance of "Immersion for Symphonic Band" by Alex Shapiro. Airs Thursday, September 22 at 3 p.m. on Classical MPR. (09/22/2011)
Composer Linda Tutas Haugan talks about the premiere of "Pocahontas". (09/21/2011)