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Classical Music Features

  • Music with Minnesotans: Teresa Root
    Teresa Root is a naturalist and a teacher. Her playlist is inspired by the natural world. Steve Staruch welcomes Teresa Root into the studio for Music with Minnesotans.March 18, 2014
  • "Gladness to be alive": Susan Orlando talks about the music of Vivaldi
    Since the early 2000s, Susan Orlando has been working with the manuscripts of Antonio Vivaldi and advocating for deeper public awareness of the 18th-century composer through the Naive record label's Vivaldi Edition project.March 18, 2014
  • School Spotlight: Apple Valley Wind Ensemble
    To celebrate students returning to school, Classical MPR is launching School Spotlight. Throughout the school year, on the first Tuesday of each month, an outstanding student music ensemble will be featured on Classical MPR. Through School Spotlight, Classical MPR hopes to share the great music being made in Minnesota schools.March 18, 2014
  • SPCO names Jeremy Denk Artistic Partner
    While reporting on pianist Jeremy Denk's recent string of successes, most recently including being awarded the acclaimed Avery Fisher Prize, the Times also mentioned that the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra has named him an Artistic Partner.March 17, 2014
  • David Arnold and Michael Price talk about composing for "Sherlock"
    It's no mystery that the BBC's TV series "Sherlock," which debuted in 2010, is one of the biggest cultural phenoms in recent memory - brilliantly honoring the history and lineage of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic characters while evolving to fit a new era. A key ingredient is the music, setting the series's brisk pace and bridging story elements old and new.March 17, 2014
  • Nadia and Lili Boulanger on Learning to Listen
    Nadia Boulanger and her sister, Lili, made a notable impact in classical music in the 20th century; Lili for her compositions, and Nadia for her teachings.March 17, 2014
  • Morning Glories: Spring Music
    This is the week of the vernal equinox -- and not a moment too soon. On Morning Glories, we'll hear music from composers whose works evince their eagerness for spring to arrive.March 17, 2014
  • The English Concert perform early-music for Carnegie Hall Live
    Early-music specialist Harry Bicket returns to Carnegie Hall with The English Concert for the next installment in their Handel project, the rarely heard oratorio Theodora. Hear the recording Sunday, March 16 at 6 p.m. CDT.March 16, 2014
  • A story of love and 'Werther'
    Classical MPR's Steve Staruch shares a story about how the opera 'Werther' affected a listener's dating life. It's a nice segue into Classical MPR's broadcast of the Met Opera's performance of Jules Massenet's 'Werther', Saturday at noon.March 15, 2014
  • Interview: Tapestry vocal ensemble
    Members of the Boston-based vocal ensemble Tapestry join Classical MPR's Michael Barone for a fun and casual conversation ahead of their concert on Saturday, March 15, in St. Cloud, Minn.March 14, 2014
  • Before Bach's Birthday Bash
    For Michael Barone, one day is not enough to celebrate the birthday of J.S. Bach. It's why he began the tradition of Before Bach's Birthday Bash. Read about what's in store for this year's festivities.March 14, 2014
  • Moveable Feast: St. Patrick's Day
    Moveable Feast is about where to go and what to eat, so with Monday's Irish observance on the horizon, John Birge and Rachel Hutton talk about places to go for St. Patrick's Day.March 14, 2014
  • Oratorio Society: The Music of Downton Abbey
    Matthew Mehaffey leads the Oratorio Society of Minnesota in a concert of works inspired by the Downton Abbey series.March 13, 2014
  • Regional Spotlight: Jasper Quartet
    In a performance given earlier this season, the Jasper String Quartet performs a quartet by Haydn -- it's Haydn at his most rambunctious!March 13, 2014
  • SPCO live concert broadcast this Friday
    Tune in Friday, March 14, at 10:30 a.m. to hear a live concert broadcast by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Conductor Scott Yoo leads the SPCO and pianist Ingrid Fliter in Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Strauss. Plus - send us your questions for the pre-concert chat.March 13, 2014