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    Glenn Gould, piano
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    Christian Benda
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  • Remembering when war gave way to 'Silent Night'
    As Christmas 1914 approached, opposing armies famously put their differences aside and shared common celebrations. It's a story that's been preserved in many ways, including in the stage show, 'All Is Calm', a co-production of Theater Latte Da and Cantus. Learn more and enter for a chance to win tickets to the show.December 1, 2014
  • Enjoy an Advent Cantata on Learning to Listen
    Johann Sebastian Bach recycled music from an earlier cantata and added relevant texts to create an Advent Cantata in 1731. The resulting music is in the spotlight on this week's Learning to Listen.December 1, 2014
  • Fantasia at 75: Classic film comes alive at Orchestra Hall
    Celebrating its 75th anniversary next year, Disney's Fantasia holds a unique place in 20th century film. One of the pinnacles of pre-digital animation, Fantasia is also one of the most satisfying intersections of classical music and popular culture.December 1, 2014
  • Morning Glories: Holiday for Strings
    This week, we shine the spotlight on the orchestral instruments that make music by the bowing and plucking of strings: violin, viola, cello, double bass and harp. Listen in, and check out our online video on the string family!December 1, 2014
  • Advent Voices
    Advent is a time of quiet contemplation and waiting. It's waiting for darkness to become light and for hopes to be realized. Throughout the centuries Advent has been observed musically in sacred and secular ways.November 30, 2014
  • Minnesota Varsity: Where are They Now? - John Walker
    John Walker of Burnsville, Minn. was a Minnesota Varsity 2014 Featured Composer. He recently updated Classical MPR's Christine Sweet with his latest news.

    November 28, 2014
  • Moveable Feast: Leftovers Feast
    This week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton discuss what to do with all of those turkey leftovers.November 28, 2014
  • Regional Spotlight: Pavel Kolesnikov
    Pavel Kolesnikov's performance of the C-minor Fantasy for piano by Mozart is an extra treat for this Thanksgiving Day afternoon.November 27, 2014
  • Thanksgiving with Cantus
    Cantus, one of the premiere men's vocal ensembles, talk with host Alison Young about the holiday, music and food. This year's special presentation will focus on gratitude for nourishment and all that surrounds us.November 27, 2014
  • Giving Thanks: A celebration of fall, food, and gratitude
    With music and stories for Thanksgiving, host John Birge creates a thoughtful, contemporary reflection on the meaning of the holiday. For 2014, two great poets join us at the table. We remember Maya Angelou, and she shares her Thanksgiving blessing and memories. Nikki Giovanni reads food poems from her new book, and recalls the Thanksgiving she got kicked out of college.November 26, 2014
  • Northern Voice Festival: New choral celebration to debut in 2015
    A new vocal festival funded by a $75,000 Minnesota State Arts Board grant aims at raising the visibility for the many vocal ensembles, barbershop quartets, jazz singers, gospel choirs, folk duos, and other groups of people who come together in song around Minnesota.November 26, 2014
  • Ten things you need to know about wild Up
    Wild Up make music; some is new and some is old. They bend the rules a bit and are a testament to the enduring power of classical ensembles in the 21st century.November 26, 2014
  • Top Score: Inon Zur and 'Fantasia: Music Evolved'
    Inon Zur remembers his very first viewing of Disney's Fantasia as a small child. Now he's come full-circle, working on the soundtrack to Disney's new video game, 'Fantasia: Music Evolved'.November 26, 2014
  • New Classical Tracks: Ryan Walsh, 'Classical's Cool'
    As a lot of people are traveling for Thanksgiving, Julie Amacher shares the music of a guitarist she discovered while waiting in the airport in Portland, Ore. It's fitting that guitarist Ryan Walsh was playing in an airport; his music incorporates styles he learned during his extensive travels.November 26, 2014
  • Flicks in Five: Miracle on 34th Street
    The first movie to be shot on location at the Macy's Day Parade in New York City, 'Miracle on 34th Street' was also the first major vehicle for then-child star Natalie Wood.November 25, 2014