Emily Reese Feature Archive

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra principal flutist Julia Bogorad-Kogan shares recordings of her flute idols on Learning to Listen. (06/30/2014)
Composer Cris Velasco wrote an unusually introspective score for the World War II-themed game, 'Enemy Front'. He talks about it with Emily Reese on this week's Top Score. (06/26/2014)
On today's Learning to Listen, pianist Richard Goode shares his insights about Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 30 - the first of Beethoven's remarkable last three sonatas for piano. (06/23/2014)
Game Informer Senior Associate Editor Tim Turi returns to Top Score to chat about Oscar Araujo's new score for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. (06/19/2014)
Professional birder Sharon Stiteler joins Learning to Listen to talk about birds in Minnesota, paired with music inspired by birds. (06/16/2014)
What does it sound like to be a ghost? Composer Jason Graves answers that question in his music for the new game, "Murdered: Soul Suspect". (06/12/2014)
Composer Jeff Broadbent chose a colorful palette of instruments to reflect the vibrant world in which 'Dawngate' is set. (06/05/2014)
The month of June is one of the most popular months to get married. We celebrate some perennial-favorite wedding music selections on today's program. (06/02/2014)
French composer Maurice Ravel had many friends who died in World War I. He spent three years memorializing them in what would become one of his most popular works: Le Tombeau de Couperin. (05/26/2014)
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra recently kicked off a celebration of British composer Benjamin Britten's centenary. This weekend, the SPCO will perform Britten's chamber opera, The Turn of the Screw. (05/23/2014)
Composer Olivier Derivière blended his own original music with traditional Haitian music for the score to Assassin's Creed IV: Freedom Cry. (05/22/2014)
This Saturday marks the 200th anniversary of Norway's Declaration of Independence. Composer Edvard Grieg was involved in the journey for Norway's independence in significant ways; Dr. William Halverson explains how. (05/16/2014)
Composer Edvard Grieg's life was closely intertwined with Norway's drive for independence. On the 200th anniversary of Norway's Declaration of Independence, Grieg expert William Halverson talks about the composer. (05/12/2014)
Composer Curtis Schweitzer wrote unusually long pieces of music for his soundtrack to the game Starbound. He talks to Emily Reese on this week's episode of Top Score. (05/08/2014)
On today's Learning to Listen, hear music from the figureheads of Mexican classical music, and learn a bit about why we celebrate Cinco de Mayo. (05/05/2014)