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Classical Music Features

  • Letter to my Dad on the anniversary of D-Day
    In 1984, I took a grad school student's holiday to London to stay the summer with a friend, trying to see all the West End plays I could from the cheap seats. Before returning home, I went to Normandy to see where my Dad, Norman "Bud" Warfel, served during WWII. It was then the 40th anniversary of D-Day.June 6, 2014
  • Moveable Feast: Farmers Markets
    With summer now in bloom, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about farmers markets in the listening region, and they also share a tip about a destination farmers market.June 6, 2014
  • The Apollo Male Chorus swings!
    The Apollo Male Chorus knows how to swing! Joined by the George Maurer Group, the Apollo guys present "De-Lovely" this weekend. Steve Staruch welcomed both groups into the Maud Moon Weyerhauser Studio for a preview.June 5, 2014
  • Regional Spotlight: St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra
    The St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra, led by Clinton Smith, performs the Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2 by Maurice Ravel in this week's Regional Spotlight.June 5, 2014
  • Listen: Music from the 2013-14 Class Notes Artists
    The CD, 'A Musical History Tour,' was distributed to more than 22,500 elementary students across Minnesota who participated in the 2013-14 Class Notes Artist program. As an alternative to listening on a CD, we're presenting these tracks in a stream-able format.June 5, 2014
  • Why we should support new music - even if we don't like all of it
    If we want the works we love to endure, we'll have to continue performing them and pass such treasures on to future generations. But we must be equally committed to supporting working composers and champion the progress of form, harmony, rhythm, and other foundations of music.June 5, 2014
  • Jeff Broadbent and Dawngate on Top Score
    Composer Jeff Broadbent chose a colorful palette of instruments to reflect the vibrant world in which 'Dawngate' is set.June 5, 2014
  • Interview: Six Appeal
    Men's vocal ensemble Six Appeal have a cheeky name, but they also have the goods to back it up. Two members of the group, Michael Brookens and Andrew Berkowitz, stopped in to talk to Alison Young before performing this Thursday at Harmony in the Park.June 4, 2014
  • New Classical Tracks: The 442s are far from ordinary
    Named for the standard orchestral tuning of 442 hertz, the new quartet known as the 442s make music that is anything but typical. Their new self-released CD is on this week's New Classical Tracks -- and you can enter to win a copy of it.June 4, 2014
  • Flicks in Five: 'Carousel'
    Rodgers and Hammerstein were inspired by a Hungarian play about a con artist carousel barker who falls in love with a sweet, innocent local girl. The idea became 'Carousel', a Broadway and cinematic hit.June 3, 2014
  • Music with Minnesotans: Alberto Fierro
    As a kid in his native Mexico Alberto Fierro learned how to play LPs on the family hi-fi. So began a life-long love of classical music. Fierro is Steve Staruch's guest this week on Music with Minnesotans.June 3, 2014
  • Regarding Broadway: Part One - The Early Days
    Lynne Warfel takes a look back at the early days of Broadway, including the start of it all in 1904, up through the Great Depression.June 3, 2014
  • 'Vexations' till dawn: Northern Spark 2014 to feature nine solid hours of Satie
    For one night, all night, the sounds of French composer Erik Satie will take up residence at Northrop Auditorium.June 3, 2014
  • Music Teacher Feature: Brett Smith
    Classical MPR's Teacher Feature highlights the lives and work of music teachers throughout Minnesota. This week, we meet Brett Smith, who teaches music at O.H. Anderson Elementary School in Mahtomedi, Minn.June 3, 2014
  • Learning to Listen: Classical Wedding
    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.June 2, 2014