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  • simon rattle berlin philharmonicLIVE VIDEO: An Opening Night Gala With The Berlin Philharmonic
    The Berlin Philharmonic and its chief conductor Simon Rattle will open the legendary Carnegie Hall's season Oct. 1. You can watch a live stream of the concert right here on Classical MPR's website on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 8 p.m. CDT.October 1, 2014
  • Penny Dreadful castInterview: Penny Dreadful composer Abel Korzeniowski
    Abel Korzeniowski is unique among today's film and TV composers - for a number of reasons. With everything increasingly fast-paced and ever more composers delving into percussion and synths as a starting point, Korzeniowski begins with the strings.October 1, 2014
  • benjamin grosvenor dancesNew Classical Tracks: Let's Dance!
    From a Bach keyboard partita to a sultry Albeniz tango - the pieces on this disc have dance rhythms running through them. It's a brand-new release from young British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor.October 1, 2014
  • Flicks in Five: Putting music in their mouths
    Overdubbing is when an actor portraying a part in a musical doesn't do his or her own singing. That doesn't mean the actor can't sing; often there are other factors at work. Lynne Warfel has some stories about overdubbing on this week's Flicks in Five.September 30, 2014
  • Music with Minnesotans: Nanette Goldman
    Nanette Goldman, professor of classics at Macalester College, faces all of life's experiences with determination and not a little joy. Her playlist both classic and modern.September 30, 2014
  • Review: Courtney Lewis leads the Jacksonville Symphony in a rousing Symphonie Fantastique
    On Friday, Sept. 26, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra opened its 2014-2015 season with their new music director designate, Courtney Lewis - formerly of the Minnesota Orchestra.September 30, 2014
  • School Spotlight: Armstrong High School Concert Choir
    School Spotlight highlights outstanding Minnesota school- and student-music ensembles during the academic year. This week's performance comes from Robbinsdale Armstrong High School Concert Choir under the baton of Stephanie Trump.September 30, 2014
  • The Airbnb of Classical Music
    A new startup called Groupmuse matches users looking to host a classical music concert with willing musicians needing a venue to perform. It could be considered as "the Airbnb of classical music."September 29, 2014
  • Think you might like Prokofiev?
    Katie McCurry was last week's Music with Minnesotans guest. She received a suggestion from a listener to listen to Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 58, by Sergei Prokofiev. Here's what Katie had to say.September 29, 2014
  • Learning to Listen: Children's stories set to music
    On today's Learning to Listen, hear three of the most beloved children's stories from classical music.September 29, 2014
  • Morning Glories: Music for Autumn
    This week on Morning Glories, we examine what makes for good autumn listening.September 29, 2014
  • The music runs deep: How my grandfather showed me how to love and listen to classical music
    Digging through my grandfather's vinyl collection after he passed away and playing his beloved copies of the Goldberg Variations or the Eroica Symphony not only provides me with a tender insight into what moved and uplifted him musically, but also connects the two of us in a truly visceral way.September 26, 2014
  • Next Level: Where Music Worlds Collide
    There are many commonalities between classical music and video-game music. That's why Top Score production assistant Pierce Huxtable has a video-game music suggestion for classical-music lovers and a classical suggestion for VGM lovers. Give these tracks a listen and see what you think.September 26, 2014
  • Class Notes: What Music Shares with Art
    This Class Notes video is a short, vibrant tour of several of the connections between art and music.September 26, 2014
  • Minnesota Varsity: Where are They Now? - Anna Humphrey
    Violinist Anna Humphrey from Rogers, Minn., was a Minnesota Varsity 2013 Showcase Artist, performing with the Luna String Quartet. She recently got in touch with Classical MPR's Christine Sweet to share what she's doing now.September 26, 2014