On Now

Listen to the Stream
  • Concerto Andaluz 11:05 Joaquin Rodrigo
    Academy of St Martin in the Fields
    Neville Marriner
    Buy Now
  • Polonaise No. 3 "Military" 11:01 Frederic Chopin
    Garrick Ohlsson, piano
    Buy Now
Playlist
Other MPR Radio Streams
Choral Stream
MPR News
Radio Heartland

You can now listen to Classical and Choral Music on your iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad) or Android device.

Contact Us

Purchase the Music

  • Buy the music you've heard on-air! Your purchase helps support our classical service.
    ArkivMusic

Services

Classical Music Features

  • First Listen: Cameron Carpenter, 'If You Could Read My Mind'
    Don't let the spandex pants, bejeweled shoes and modified mohawk fool you: Cameron Carpenter is a serious musician. He's a modern-day throwback to the flamboyant virtuosos of the 19th century. Like Liszt or Paganini, Carpenter dazzles audiences with blazing technique, igniting enthusiasm for his music and his instrument, the pipe organ.August 18, 2014
  • Discover cantatas on this week's Learning to Listen
    On this week's Learning to Listen, discover what a cantata is, and hear a new cantata by American composer Robert Kyr.August 18, 2014
  • Morning Glories: Fiddlers Five
    There are so many fine violinists before the public these days -- everyone knows superstars like Perlman and Bell, but there's also a rising generation of talented players. We'll share just five of them with you this week on Morning Glories.August 18, 2014
  • Centenarian Soprano Licia Albanese Dies
    Italian-American lyric soprano Licia Albanese, known for her deeply felt character portrayals, died Friday at her home in New York, her son, Joseph Gimma, told NPR Music Saturday. She was 105 years old.August 16, 2014
  • I remember James Garner (part 2)
    In part 2 of Lynne Warfel's reflections on the actor James Garner, she describes a personality that is anything but "Hollywood." It's all ahead of Lynne's special edition of Saturday Cinema, when she features music from the films and TV shows of the late actor.August 16, 2014
  • I remember James Garner (part 1)
    Saturday Cinema host Lynne Warfel was a friend and colleague of the late actor James Garner. In the run-up to Saturday's episode, which will feature music from Garner's films and TV shows, Lynne shares these personal stories of working with the man she knew as Jim.August 15, 2014
  • Drums of 'Inuksuit' will create outdoor sonic sculpture
    Alaskan composer John Luther Adams created "Inuksuit" in 2009. Since then, it has become a popular performance piece around the world. New-music ensemble Zeitgeist will premiere this unusual percussion piece, written for between nine and 99 musicians, this weekend at the Caponi Art Park in Eagan, Minn.August 15, 2014
  • Moveable Feast: Hennepin Theatre District
    With the Broadway season returning to the Hennepin Theatre District in Minneapolis, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about where to go for that pre-show meal.August 15, 2014
  • Tell us your thoughts about classical music programming
    We're turning the microphone to you: Tell us how you use classical music programming, both on-air and online, to help us continue to provide you with the musical selections and stories you enjoy.August 14, 2014
  • Regional Spotlight: Accordo
    There's champagne for the ear in this week's Regional Spotlight. Accordo performs a jaunty trio for strings by Jean Francaix.August 14, 2014
  • Top Score: Cris Velasco Scores the Western Front
    Composer Cris Velasco recently finished music for 'Company of Heroes 3: Western Front Armies'. It marks the third time he's scored a World War II-themed game. This project focuses on the Western Front and the Battle of the Bulge. It's on this week's Top Score.August 14, 2014
  • Soul-Searching Music From A Serene Desert Monastery
    Inspiration can come from unlikely places. For composer Robert Kyr, the silence of a desert monastery is key to the radiant music on his new disc of recent choral works performed by the vocal ensemble Conspirare and its director Craig Hella Johnson.August 13, 2014
  • New Classical Tracks: Moments of Reflection
    "Eventide," by the British choir Voces8, offers music for the end of the day -- hushed, meditative, ethereal. It's on this week's New Classical Tracks.August 13, 2014
  • Flicks in Five: James Garner
    This week, Lynne Warfel pays tribute to James Garner, an actor she knew back in Los Angeles. Garner, Warfel says, was one of Hollywood's truly nice guys.August 12, 2014
  • Music with Minnesotans: Stanley Woolner
    Stanley Woolner is both a medical doctor and a creative artist. He balances both of his vocations with the greatest ease.August 12, 2014