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Classical Music Features

  • Creating extraordinary sounds with Third Coast Percussion
    Third Coast Percussion's mission is to explore the extraordinary sonic possibilities of the percussion repertoire. David Skidmore of Third Coast Percussion spoke to Alison Young ahead of the group's performance as part of the SPCO's Liquid Music series.October 6, 2014
  • Morning Glories: Bachtoberfest!
    We're declaring this week Bachtoberfest on Morning Glories, highlighting the music of J. S. Bach. Did you know that his home in Leipzig had an alcove especially for the beer barrel?October 6, 2014
  • Class Notes: Fast or Slow Means Tempo
    The Class Notes video "Fast or Slow Means Tempo" explores the concept of tempo, what it means, how it's used, and why it's such an integral element of a score -- with some help from two bearded lumberjacks.October 3, 2014
  • Next Level: Where Music Worlds Collide, part 2
    The adventure continues this week with the second installment of Next Level, an article series that, based on the music you love, suggests something different to try out. This week, cello lovers are in for a treat.October 3, 2014
  • Happy Birthday, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
    Last February, the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota hosted a huge 90th birthday celebration at Orchestra Hall for Emeritus Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Stanislaw Skrowaczewski. Listen to this concert broadcast on Classical MPR on Friday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m.October 3, 2014
  • Violinist Francesca Anderegg follows her passion from Juilliard to St. Olaf
    There was a moment in grad school, said Anderegg, where she realized her life was at a crossroads - that she was about to begin a life as a professional musician and music teacher. She asked herself, she said, "Is this what I want to do?" The answer: yes.October 3, 2014
  • Minnesota Varsity: Where are They Now? - Evren Ozel
    Pianist Evren Ozel of Minneapolis was a Minnesota Varsity 2014 Showcase Artist. He recently contacted Classical MPR's Christine Sweet to share his latest news.October 3, 2014
  • Moveable Feast: New Ulm Oktoberfest
    On Saturday, Oct. 4, the city of New Ulm, Minn., hosts what is the biggest Oktoberfest in the state. That's what John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about this week.October 3, 2014
  • Regional Spotlight: Vox Nova Chorale
    Vox Nova Chorale is one of the newest vocal ensembles in the Twin Cities. This group is going places!October 2, 2014
  • Minnesota baritone Conor McDonald stars in Boston Symphony Orchestra's New Tanglewood Tales
    Minnesota-born baritone Conor McDonald, who as a youth performed with the Minnesota Opera and the Children's Theatre Company, is featured in a Web series that gives a behind-the-scenes look at the life a musician.October 2, 2014
  • Top Score: Singer Lisbeth Scott's rising note
    Several years ago, a five-minute conversation took Lisbeth Scott from being a part-time singer and musician in a dance studio to performing in a soundtrack for Hans Zimmer, a titan of the industry ... and she didn't know who he was at the time. She only went up from there.October 2, 2014
  • 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.October 1, 2014
  • Interview: 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
  • New 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