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Classical Music Features

  • Top Score: 'The Orchestra' app
    A new iPad app from the Philharmonia Orchestra aims to demystify how an orchestra works.July 3, 2014
  • 31 Days of Classical, Day 3: Two enchanting underdogs of the orchestra
    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 3, we're listening to how the English Horn and Bassoon take center stage in Stravinsky's 'Pastorale.'July 3, 2014
  • Fourth of July 2014: Where to find fireworks in the Twin Cities
    As we provide the soundtrack to your Fourth of July weekend, we know that another important part of this weekend's soundtrack will be provided by rapidly heated metal salts detonating in the evening sky. (In other words, fireworks.)July 2, 2014
  • Polytonal pyrotechnics: July 4 with Charles Ives
    Growing up in the Nation's Capital, the Fourth of July was by far my favorite holiday. Every year I looked forward to the loud march music, dressing up to join our neighborhood parade, the belly-flop contest at our neighborhood swimming pool, and all of the summery food. And, of course, I loved the fireworks.July 2, 2014
  • New Classical Tracks: Thirty Little Masterpieces
    Bach's "two- and three-part inventions" are familiar to every piano student. On a new disc, they're performed by one of the leading young pianists of today. Simone Dinnerstein's new album is on this week's New Classical Tracks.July 2, 2014
  • 31 Days of Classical, Day 2: a fascinating 46 seconds
    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'July 2, 2014
  • Flicks in Five: 'Dances with Wolves'
    'Dances with Wolves' changed both Kevin Costner's career as an actor and director as well as the place of Westerns in American film history. On Flicks in Five, we hear John Barry's Oscar-winning score.July 1, 2014
  • Music with Minnesotans: Carol Rudie
    Carol Rudie is a docent at The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) and has chosen a playlist that is as colorful as the Russian art she loves.July 1, 2014
  • Music in Bloom: Your Photos
    Throughout the month of June, we asked you to send us your photos of what summertime means to you. Now, we're proud to present this collection of your images.July 1, 2014
  • The Future of Broadway: Regarding Broadway, Part Five
    In the last 15 years of the 20th century, Broadway struggled with the demise of the impresario, the entrance of big corporate sponsors, skyrocketing ticket prices and production costs, and a dwindling audience base. But is another Broadway renaissance afoot?July 1, 2014
  • 31 Days of Classical, Day 1: The Happiest Piece of Music
    Start off 31 Days of Classical music with one of the happiest pieces of music you'll ever hear.July 1, 2014
  • Learning to Listen: Flute Greats with Julia Bogorad-Kogan
    Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra principal flutist Julia Bogorad-Kogan shares recordings of her flute idols on Learning to Listen.June 30, 2014
  • Morning Glories: Americana
    This Friday is the Fourth of July — we'll lead up to it with five pieces that show how four American composers and one Czech have given expression to America's history, landscape, and aspirations.June 30, 2014
  • Saturday Cinema: American Nostalgia
    This week on Saturday Cinema, Lynne Warfel features the music from iconic American films, including 'Summer of '42', 'The Natural' and 'Star Wars'.June 28, 2014
  • Meet new Minnesota Orchestra violist Gareth Zehngut
    No viola jokes, please! The Minnesota Orchestra has a new violist. Gareth Zehngut spoke with Steve Staruch about the stress of the audition process, and how he chose the "humble, yet dark-sounding" viola.June 27, 2014