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  • How cellist Peter Wiley does it all
    Peter Wiley makes gorgeous music. He's a cellist who has done it all in his career and he's in town to perform with the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota. He stopped in to speak with Alison Young.November 7, 2014
  • Moveable Feast: Best of 2014
    It's time for the annual Best of the Twin Cities issue of Minnesota Monthly. John Birge and Rachel Hutton discuss some of the winners of the culinary division.November 7, 2014
  • Regional Spotlight: DSSO performs Britten
    Performing on the shores of Lake Superior, it only seems natural that the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra would include the "Four Sea Interludes" from the Benjamin Britten opera, Peter Grimes, in a recent concert.November 6, 2014
  • Minnesota Varsity: Where are They Now? - Sarrah Bushara
    Oboist Sarrah Bushara of Eden Prairie was a Minnesota Varsity 2014 Showcase Artist. She recently contacted Classical MPR's Christine Sweet to share her experiences of the past year.November 6, 2014
  • Fugue for thought: My misadventures in writing like Bach
    It took me seven days to come up with a fugue subject that I believed adhered to all of Bach's rules. By the time I finished, I could not wait to hand it in just to get rid of the thing.November 6, 2014
  • Top Score: a live music romp with NES (Nerd Enhanced Sound)
    This episode features a nerd-filled interview and some truly lovely live-recorded video game music. From Marble Madness to early Metroid to a rocking series of solos in Dr. Mario, we hope you enjoy our time with NES.November 6, 2014
  • Top Score: a live music romp with NES (Nerd Enhanced Sound)
    This episode features a nerd-filled interview and some truly lovely live-recorded video game music. From Marble Madness to early Metroid to a rocking series of solos in Dr. Mario, we hope you enjoy our time with NES.November 6, 2014
  • Meet Oliver Stech of the Vienna Boys Choir
    Oliver Stech conducts the Vienna Boys Choir in a performance at the Basilica of St Mary in Minneapolis on Thursday Nov. 6. Stech sat down for a chat with Classical MPR's Steve Staruch ahead of the evening's performance.November 6, 2014
  • The Hong Kong Ballet performs Turandot
    This week, The Hong Kong Ballet makes its Minneapolis debut at Northrop Auditorium, presenting an adaptation of the famous Puccini opera, Turandot.November 5, 2014
  • Which comes first, the movie or the music?
    Starting with music can create an overall rhythm for a film that's understood well before the cameras start rolling. Still, starting with a score and editing a film to fit is a tricky accomplishment, even with today's digital editing technology.November 5, 2014
  • New Classical Tracks: The Brooklyn Rider Almanac
    Genre-bending ensemble Brooklyn Rider release an album inspired by a 100-year-old, cross-disciplinary project.November 5, 2014
  • Listen to the magic of the Lucerne Festival
    For most Classical MPR listeners, attending the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland represents quite a commitment. That's why we're bringing you highlights from the festival each Tuesday throughout the month of November.November 4, 2014
  • Flicks in Five: 'Much Ado About Nothing'
    In the latter part of the 20th century, Kenneth Branagh reigned supreme as the actor putting Shakespeare plays on film. In the cinematic version of Shakepeare's best comedy, Patrick Doyle provided the music.November 4, 2014
  • Music with Minnesotans: Rick Steffes
    Rick Steffes is a maintenance supervisor at the Monticello Nuclear Power Plant. He comes to his job by way of the US Navy where he served as a submariner for 22 years.November 4, 2014
  • Why does pianist Dejan Lazic want to be forgotten?
    Citing a recent European Union ruling, pianist Dejan Lazic has asked that a negative review be unpublished. The Washington Post says no way.November 4, 2014