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Classical Music Features

  • Regional Spotlight: Imogen Cooper
    Imogen Cooper performs the Schubert Piano Sonata in A major from a Frederic Chopin Society recital given last October.January 30, 2014
  • Cacti, crotales, and Crumb: A short history of strange sounds in classical music
    Composers like John Cage, Henry Cowell, and George Crumb wanted to explore not just sound and timbre but other musical elements such as harmony or time. Like scientists who worked simultaneously to unlock the atom and the particles within to better understand the nature of the physical world, experimental composers pulled apart, examined, and pushed the boundaries of the musical elements of their world.January 30, 2014
  • Tearaway on Top Score
    Composers Kenny Young and Brian D'Oliveira collaborated on music for the game 'Tearaway'. They are Emily Reese's guests on this week's episode of Top Score.January 30, 2014
  • Interview: Kelly Carter of El Sistema Minnesota
    Steve Staruch interviews Kelly Carter, the executive director of El Sistema Minnesota. This new youth orchestral program is modeled after El Sistema in Venezuela, the birthplace of this movement.January 29, 2014
  • Saintly sentiments for sister cities: Rose Ensemble to tour Tours tribute
    This February, the Rose Ensemble performs music related to Tours, France - a Sister City of Minneapolis - in a concert showcasing the work of Israeli musicologist Yossi Maurey, who has reconstructed and transcribed medieval prose, chants, and poems dedicated to St. Martin of Tours.January 29, 2014
  • Meet Class Notes Artists The Vecchione/Erdahl Duo
    The unique Vecchione/Erdahl Duo have been visiting many schools this January to share their show, 'Music for Every Purpose'.January 29, 2014
  • New Classical Tracks: The emotional range of violin concertos
    On her latest recording, Rachel Barton Pine pairs the famous Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor with one that's rarely heard by Robert Schumann.January 29, 2014
  • Flicks in Five: Up
    This week's Flicks in Five features the 2009 Pixar film Up, with music composed by Michael Giacchino.January 28, 2014
  • Music with Minnesotans: Joe Landsberger
    Joe Landsberger is a world traveler (40 countries and counting), but he always returns to west St Paul. His classical playlist is filled with both the exotic and the "tried and true."January 28, 2014
  • My childhood with great music, from Mozart to Ice-T
    In all of my experiences with classical music as a youth, what I remember the most is feeling included. I was never made to feel that I was too young, too ethnic, too urban, or too uninformed to appreciate classical music.January 28, 2014
  • Minnesota Orchestra fills out season with Live at Orchestra Hall, Sommerfest, family concerts
    The Minnesota Orchestra today rounded out its classical season announced last week with what is to be called the Live at Orchestra Hall series (formerly the Orchestra Pops presentations), Sommerfest, and its Friends and Family concerts.January 28, 2014
  • Pete Seeger, iconic troubadour and activist, dies at 94 in New York
    The banjo-picking troubadour who sang for migrant workers, college students and star-struck presidents in a career that introduced generations of Americans to their folk music heritage died Monday at the age of 94. Seeger's grandson, Kitama Cahill-Jackson, said his grandfather died peacefully in his sleep around 9:30 p.m. at New York Presbyterian Hospital, where he had been for six days. Family members were with him.January 28, 2014
  • Music Teacher Feature: Adrian Davis
    Classical MPR's new Teacher Feature highlights the lives and work of music teachers throughout Minnesota. This week, we spotlight Adrian Davis of Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis.January 28, 2014
  • What do you do with a music degree - when what you do isn't music?
    Emma Nelson talks with musicians who earned their degrees and then saw their lives take non-musical turns.January 27, 2014
  • Learning to Listen: Mozart's Requiem
    The story of Mozart's Requiem is shrouded in mystery -- a web of deception woven by those he left behind when he died. Learn about and hear the music on Monday's Learning to Listen.January 27, 2014