Jay Gabler Feature Archive

There's a lot of information in Philip Glass's long-awaited memoir 'Words Without Music.' Here are ten notable passages. (04/15/2015)
During Stevie Wonder's recent concert at Target Center, he asked whether any members of his Minnesota string section wanted to take a solo. Violinist Jill Olson Moser raised her bow. (04/07/2015)
The double LP will have a beautiful gatefold sleeve. (04/02/2015)
Of course, we don't know the actual personality types of most composers in the repertoire — but it's fun to speculate! Take a look at our chart and see what composer we imagine might line up with your personality type. (03/30/2015)
As we continue to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Disney's classic "Fantasia," Jay Gabler explores one of the most beautiful animated sequences ever created: the nature scene set to the music of Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite." (03/30/2015)
For our Member Appreciation Week, I asked our host Lynne Warfel to share the story of how she got her start in radio. (03/28/2015)
Jeff Von Driel, CEO for Naxos of America, has issued a statement in response to questions raised about a recent deal struck between his label and the streaming service Pandora. (03/27/2015)
A BBC reporter comes to Minnesota in search of Prince's storied vault of unreleased recordings. (03/26/2015)
Get to know our host Emily Reese, who talks about her journey from a childhood in Iowa and college in Colorado to a job where she gets to do what she loves: talk about music all day long. (03/26/2015)
When it comes to classical music inspired by sports, Debussy's famous "Jeux" is only the crack of the bat. (03/25/2015)
Despite the snow, the surest sign of spring has arrived: the brightly-blooming Macy's Flower Show in downtown Minneapolis. It's not just a sight to behold and a scent to whiff, though: it's suffused with classical music as well. (03/23/2015)
The semi-staged production now being presented by the Minnesota Orchestra under the confident baton of Sarah Hicks does the orchestra the service of lifting them out of the pit. The audience gets the treat of hearing and seeing the players at center stage, where the details of Rogers's brilliant score come to life. (03/20/2015)
According to at least one experienced critic, classical musicians may have even more at stake in the legal battle over a 2013 hit song than pop musicians do. (03/16/2015)
Just because you can make your strings sing, that doesn't mean you can't also be an all-star athlete. Here are some classical musicians who prove exactly that. (03/12/2015)
In the world premiere of Kevin Puts's new Cold War thriller, all that's missing is the popcorn. (03/08/2015)