Emily Reese Feature Archive

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)
Listen to Emily Reese's chat with architect Tim Carl, acoustician Josh Cushner and the Director of Northrop, Christine Tschida. (05/02/2014)
Composer Mike Raznick used a mix of live performers for the steampunk game, 'Spate'. (05/01/2014)
On today's Learning to Listen, you'll meet three of choral-loving Classical MPR staffers as they talk about their choral-music journeys during Voices of Spring, our month-long celebration of choral music on Classical MPR. (04/28/2014)
Emily Reese, host of Top Score, recently spent a weekend in Boston with 70,000 video game enthusiasts at the PAX East Conference. In this week's episode of Top Score, Emily Reese shares some of her experiences and fun finds from PAX East. (04/24/2014)
Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (1602 - ca. 1676-78) was a Benedictine nun in the early Baroque who wrote wonderful music. Hear music she wrote for Easter performed by Magnificat on today's Learning to Listen. (04/21/2014)
Composer Joel Corelitz just received a BAFTA nomination for his score to <em>The Unfinished Swan</em>. Baroque-inspired sounds accompany the artful tale. Hear our conversation on Top Score from Classical MPR. (04/17/2014)
In celebration of choral music month, hear great choruses from the stage and screen on this week's Learning to Listen. (04/07/2014)
As you sail around the Caribbean on your ship in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, your crew sings sea shanties to pass the time. (04/03/2014)
In an era where women were kept out of the spotlight, Clara Wieck Schumann had a successful career as a pianist and composer. Hear her music and story on today's Learning to Listen on Classical MPR. (03/31/2014)
Writer Ricky O'Bannon talks about counterpoint in the context of video game music. (03/27/2014)
Johann Sebastian Bach continues to inspire generations of composers more than 300 years after his time. Hear straightforward arrangements of Bach's music as well as some less familiar music inspired by Bach on today's Learning to Listen. (03/24/2014)