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  • A Breath Of Inspiration: John Luther Adams' New 'Sila'
    Composer John Luther Adams' outdoor work Sila: The Breath of the World, was premiered at Lincoln Center last Friday evening, with a repeat performance the following night, as part of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival and Lincoln Center Out of Doors. NPR's Anastasia Tsiouclas has the story.July 30, 2014
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    31 Days is a bite-sized month-long trial of Classical Music from across the spectrum of this wonderful, expansive music we love at Classical MPR.July 30, 2014
  • New Classical Tracks: A Record of Reminiscences
    Leon Fleisher turned 86 last week. He's a pianist, a conductor, a chamber player, and to his many students at the Peabody Conservatory, he's Obi-Wan Kenobi, a master teacher. Now Fleisher is out with his first album in nearly a decade.July 30, 2014
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    Certain movies make an impression upon you — you can remember who you went to the movie with, what you were doing with your life, and especially what age you were. I was still in high school when this American crime film came out, and it was the sensation of 1972.July 29, 2014
  • Music with Minnesotans: Charlotte Sullivan
    Writer Charlotte Sullivan is Steve Staruch's guest. Her playlist is eclectic and spirited and joyfully stretches the boundaries of classical music.July 29, 2014
  • Mezzo-soprano-rama: a conversation and performance with Adriana Zabala
    Adriana Zabala's joyful workload is on delicious display in the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio. She visits with Classical MPR's Steve Staruch between songs.July 29, 2014
  • 31 Days of Classical, Day 29: Long live Clara
    Clara was an outstanding human, and I adore this prelude and fugue she wrote -- particularly the fugue.July 29, 2014
  • The Great War At 100: Music Of Conflict And Remembrance
    One hundred years ago today, the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on Serbia. The conflict came to be known as World War I. Among the dead and the survivors were musicians. We've been listening to some of their creations and to works inspired by their music and experiences.July 28, 2014
  • Learning to Listen: Richard Goode and Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 31
    Pianist Richard Goode returns to Learning to Listen to discuss Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 31, Op. 110.July 28, 2014
  • 31 Days of Classical, Day 28: a romp in the solar system
    31 Days is a bite-sized month-long trial of Classical Music from across the spectrum of this wonderful, expansive music we love at Classical MPR.July 28, 2014
  • Morning Glories: Five Young Conductors
    Five of the most visible leaders in the classical world today are the focus of this week's Morning Glories. We'll hear five enormous pieces to celebrate the colossal talent and potential of these titans.July 28, 2014
  • 31 Days of Classical, Day 27: HERE I AM, I AM C MAJOR
    31 Days is a bite-sized month-long trial of Classical Music from across the spectrum of this wonderful, expansive music we love at Classical MPR.July 27, 2014
  • 31 Days of Classical, Day 26: "Summa" time
    31 Days is a bite-sized month-long trial of Classical Music from across the spectrum of this wonderful, expansive music we love at Classical MPR.July 26, 2014
  • How I use classical music to stimulate my creative brain
    Did I ever tire of the same music every day? No. That's the thing about classical music: there's always something new to hear.July 25, 2014
  • Labor Conflict May Lock Out Met Opera Workers
    The clock is ticking for the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The world's largest opera company may be headed for a shutdown. Most of the union contracts for the Met expire in a week. Yesterday, Met General Manager Peter Gelb sent a letter to the unions, warning them to prepare for a lockout if they don't come to terms.July 25, 2014