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Classical Music Features

  • New Classical Tracks: Capturing Beethoven's futuristic music
    Simone Gramaglia of Quartetto di Cremona describes his ensemble's work and research behind their new recording of Beethoven's string quartets, music Beethoven himself described as "music for people of the future."May 7, 2014
  • Flicks in Five: 'Baby Mine' from Walt Disney's 'Dumbo'
    In the run-up to Mother's Day, Lynne Warfel offers this heartstring-tugging gem: 'Baby Mine' from the Walt Disney animated classic, 'Dumbo'. Bring your own tissues.May 6, 2014
  • Music with Minnesotans: Joe Chvala
    Joe Chvala of Flying Foot Forum is a dancer, choreographer and director. His playlist includes music that is his inspiration. Joe is Steve Staruch's guest on this week's Music with Minnesotans.May 6, 2014
  • Music Teacher Feature: Eric Sayre
    Classical MPR's Teacher Feature highlights the lives and work of music teachers throughout Minnesota. This week, we meet Eric Sayre, who originally taught music in Minnesota and is now executive director of the Guyana Lutheran Music Academy in New Amsterdam, Guyana.May 6, 2014
  • Interview: Tantalus Guitar Quartet
    The members of Tantalus Guitar Quartet come from all over the country, but tonight (Monday, May 5), they all converge in Minneapolis for a free concert and CD-release party. Steve Staruch welcomes them into the studio at Classical MPR for a chat and performance.May 5, 2014
  • Learning to Listen: a Cinco de Mayo celebration
    On today's Learning to Listen, hear music from the figureheads of Mexican classical music, and learn a bit about why we celebrate Cinco de Mayo.May 5, 2014
  • "Let My People Go": Oratorio Society of Minnesota remembers the Underground Railroad
    The Oratorio Society of Minnesota take their audience on a journey through the Underground Railroad this weekend with a concert-length oratorio by composer Donald McCullough that draws from African-American spiritual traditions.May 5, 2014
  • Morning Glories: May Flowers
    April showers bring May flowers, they say. So now that we're into the month of May, we'll bring you these five timely Morning Glories. Let's hope they're as welcome as flowers that bloom in the spring!May 5, 2014
  • Saturday Cinema: Derby Day
    Lynne Warfel's two big loves converge today: horses and films. It's Kentucky Derby Day today, so on Saturday Cinema, Lynne celebrates the music from films featuring cast members of the equine sort.May 3, 2014
  • A Conversation about the Northrop Auditorium Redesign
    Listen to Emily Reese's chat with architect Tim Carl, acoustician Josh Cushner and the Director of Northrop, Christine Tschida.May 2, 2014
  • Slideshow: Met Opera's 'I Puritani'
    Olga Peretyatko makes her highly anticipated Met debut as Elvira, the young woman driven to madness, opposite Lawrence Brownlee, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Michele Pertusi in Bellini's final opera. I Puritani airs Saturday, May 3, at noon on Classical MPR.May 2, 2014
  • Kids in the Hall: youth ensembles take over Orchestra Hall this weekend
    Season-finale concerts by Angelica Cantanti youth choirs and by Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies bring more than 700 kids onto the Orchestra Hall stage the weekend of May 3 and 4.May 2, 2014
  • Yes, Osmo is back. But is he happy?
    Osmo Vanska fought, and fought hard, to return to leading the orchestra he holds so dear, but now he has an enormous triage list. Classical MPR's Brian Newhouse interviews Vanska about the uncertain road ahead.May 2, 2014
  • Moveable Feast: Dinkytown Eats
    The University of Minnesota's Northrop Auditorium celebrates its grand re-opening with a concert by the Minnesota Orchestra. John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about where to eat before the music begins.May 2, 2014
  • Regional Spotlight: Inon Barnatan
    This week's Regional Spotlight features another virtuoso performance from Inon Barnatan's Frederic Chopin Society recital from March 16.May 1, 2014