Emily Reese Feature Archive

Jessica Curry's score for Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs earns the number 2 spot on Top Score's Countdown to the Best Video Game Soundtracks of 2013. (12/26/2013)
It was more difficult than ever to come up with only five great scores from 2013, and even more difficult to put them into an order. Here's number three in the countdown: Lorne Balfe's score for <i>Beyond: Two Souls</i>. (12/19/2013)
Clarinetist and teacher Rena Kraut joins Learning to Listen to talk about music written for clarinet, from Mozart to Larsen! (12/16/2013)
2013 had several outstanding orchestral scores for video games. Over the next four weeks, you'll hear from five of them, starting with number 5. (12/12/2013)
You'll hear a special song cycle on Learning to Listen, the influential "Winterreise" by Franz Schubert. Also, what's a song cycle? (12/09/2013)
You're invited to a performance by the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota with special guest, pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute. The program includes the Brahms Piano Quintet and a stunning Partita for Violin and Piano by Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski, Sunday, Dec. 8, at 4 p.m., at Sundin Hall, Hamline University. (12/06/2013)
It's a game about love, and flowers, and flying, and nature... and there's great music too. Composer Vincent Diamante talks about "Flower" on Top Score. (12/05/2013)
A new online Game Music Festival launches tomorrow with a goal of connecting fans with the best indie video game music. (11/28/2013)
What happens to music when you put 102 people on a boat and send them to establish a colony in a new world? (11/25/2013)
We celebrate 100 years since Benjamin Britten was born this week on Learning to Listen. Hear samples of his more popular works, and dive deep into his lesser-known music. (11/18/2013)
This introduction to the music of <i>Guild Wars 2</i>, written by Jeremy Soule, also illustrates how you can learn about other composers &#151; Edvard Grieg, for instance &#151; from video games. (11/14/2013)
Has anyone ever taught Sonata form on the radio before? Let's give it a shot. Learn about the most popular form of music to emerge from the 18th century on Learning to Listen. (11/11/2013)
The art in <em>To the Moon</em> is deceptively simple. With blocky graphics, it's a lot like an Impressionist painting up close. But as you sit back, the images come alive. Kan Gao's atmosphere score is much the same. (11/07/2013)
John Eliot Gardiner talks about his new book, <i>Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven</i>, on Learning to Listen. (11/04/2013)
The Castlevania series of games has great music, including the newest in the series, "Lords of Shadow" by Oscar Araujo. (10/31/2013)