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Classical Music Features

  • 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
  • Interview: Jeff Beal, "House of Cards" composer
    Jeff Beal is a giant of today's film composing world. Though he's not a household name, he's been a major contributor to the "new golden age of television"; he's been a prolific and valued movie composer as well.June 27, 2014
  • Sign up for 31 Days of Classical Music
    Want to know more about Classical music? Sign up for 31 days of classical, a month of bite-sized introductions to the greatest art form ever.June 27, 2014
  • Moveable Feast: Drive-In Restaurants
    Beautiful summer evenings are great times to seek out a tasty treat with a side of nostalgia; that's why on this week's Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about drive-in restaurants.June 27, 2014
  • Regional Spotlight: Anthony Dean Griffey
    Copland's Old American Songs get a spectacular performance with tenor Anthony Dean Griffey and pianist Warren Jones in this week's Regional Spotlight.June 26, 2014
  • MNKINO and Composer Quest pair filmmakers and composers to share an adventure
    Composers and filmmakers are teaming up this summer for an event that features brand new five-minute films that will be accompanied by original scores played by a live orchestra.June 26, 2014
  • Top Score: Cris Velasco and 'Enemy Front'
    Composer Cris Velasco wrote an unusually introspective score for the World War II-themed game, 'Enemy Front'. He talks about it with Emily Reese on this week's Top Score.June 26, 2014
  • New Classical Tracks: A Gift of Time
    A new collection of Schubert recordings by The Cypress String Quartet with Cellist Gary Hoffman provide a relaxing escape in which one loses track of time.June 25, 2014
  • Flicks in Five: Yankee Doodle Dandy
    As the Fourth of July approaches, Flicks in Five features one of James Cagney's most enduring roles, and one of his favorites. "Yankee Doodle Dandy" gave Cagney the chance to shine as a song and dance man.June 24, 2014
  • Music with Minnesotans: Anna Sattler
    Anna Sattler could have had a job in Florida, but she chose Minnesota instead. A school guidance counselor, Sattler likes Minnesota and loves Classical MPR. Sattler is Steve Staruch's guest on this week's Music with Minnesotans.June 24, 2014