Emily Reese Feature Archive

31 Days is a bite-sized month-long trial of Classical Music from across the spectrum of this wonderful, expansive music we love at Classical MPR. Day 2, we're looking at Johann Sebastian Bach's 'Invention No. 10 in G major' (07/02/2014)
Start off 31 Days of Classical music with one of the happiest pieces of music you'll ever hear. (07/01/2014)
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)