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    Vienna Philharmonic
    Daniel Barenboim
    Wilfrid Scharf, zither
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    Eniko Magyar, viola
    Tadashi Imai, piano
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  • Flicks in Five: 'Young Frankenstein'
    It's the time of the year when we think about scary movies, so you might want to turn on an extra light or two, although Lynne Warfel's pick this week may make you laugh: it's the 1974 Mel Brooks comedy, 'Young Frankenstein', featuring music by John Morris.October 14, 2014
  • Music with Minnesotans: Gary Lee Joyner
    Gary Lee Joyner has the heart of a teacher. His classical playlist is filled with music that transports him.October 14, 2014
  • Introducing my guide dog to the world of classical music
    It's Tuesday evening, and after a four-week hiatus, I'm finally attending chorus rehearsal again - but I haven't assumed my usual place on the risers. I'm seated toward the back of the hall, awaiting a cue from my director and trying to curtail the explorations of my new companion: an 18-month-old black Labrador.October 14, 2014
  • School Spotlight: Willmar High School Cardinal Choir
    School Spotlight highlights outstanding Minnesota school and student music ensembles during the academic year. This week's performance comes from the Willmar High School Cardinal Choir under the baton of Neal Haugen.October 14, 2014
  • Submit your picks for Creepy Classics
    As Halloween approaches, we're asking you: Which pieces of classical music make your hair stand on end? Submit your ideas for Creepy Classics; later, we'll vote, and then we'll count them down on Friday, Oct. 31.October 13, 2014
  • Learning to Listen: Symphonie Fantastique
    Hector Berlioz wrote his first symphony, called Symphonie Fantastique, in 1830. It is considered the first Romantic symphony. The creepy story that accompanies the music makes this a perfect fit for October. It's on this week's Learning to Listen.October 13, 2014
  • Morning Glories: Ralph Vaughan Williams
    This week on Morning Glories we'll celebrate the birthday of English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams by hearing five examples of his many-faceted output.October 13, 2014
  • Next Level: Where Music Worlds Collide, part 3
    Next Level is an attempt to bring new video game and classical music worlds to people who don't even know they exist. This week, Respighi goes dragon hunting and Dead Space 2 meets its Polish composer-soul mate.October 10, 2014
  • Anna Netrebko Sings Lady Macbeth
    Anna Netrebko takes on the role of Lady Macbeth at the Met, and it's being broadcast live in HD at three area theatres.October 10, 2014
  • Theater Latte Da's Master Class: Eight things to expect
    Theater Latte Da is presenting Terrence McNally's Master Class at MacPhail Center for the Arts' Antonello Hall. If you're considering attending this play about the later years of legendary soprano Maria Callas, here are eight things to expect.October 10, 2014
  • Class Notes: Rests: Sometimes Music is Silence
    Ulysses the unicyclist helps us examine the idea of rests in the Class Notes video "Rests: Sometimes Music is Silence."October 10, 2014
  • Minnesota Varsity: Where are They Now? - Moriah Huerta
    Singer Moriah Huerta of Burnsville, Minn., was a Minnesota Varsity 2014 Featured Artist. She recently updated Classical MPR's Christine Sweet with her latest news.October 10, 2014
  • Moveable Feast: Fall Drives
    This week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton discuss the food and drink hot spots along the St. Croix River.October 10, 2014
  • Regional Spotlight: Mozart and Vanska
    With Osmo Vanska scheduled to play the clarinet during the Strauss festival with the Minnesota Orchestra, today's Regional Spotlight features the maestro (playing clarinet) with colleagues in a Mozart classic.October 9, 2014
  • Listen: Music from the 2014-15 Class Notes Artists
    Listen here to the 2014-15 Class Notes Artists CD: Bach, Birds, and Blues, plus bonus tracks.October 9, 2014