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  • Alison Young's music for endurance training
    Cross-country skier, runner and mountain climber Alison Young describes what she's training for right now -- and the music that moves her as she trains. See her playlist picks, and share some of your own.January 21, 2015
  • Mozart's 'Magic Flute': an animated plot summary
    Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 8 p.m., we'll air the Minnesota Opera's production of Mozart's 'The Magic Flute'. But what is 'The Magic Flute' all about? A new video from Classical MPR provides a plot summary of the iconic opera.January 21, 2015
  • New Classical Tracks: The Hollywood Sound
    On his latest release, 'Escape to Paradise: The Hollywood Album', violinist Daniel Hope looks at the development and creation of the so-called Hollywood sound. It's the featured album on New Classical Tracks, and you can enter for a chance to win a copy of the CD.January 21, 2015
  • Flicks in Five: Billy Wilder, 'Some Like It Hot'
    The Austrian born American director brought us many films in his trademark black and white, but it was his 1958 comedy starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe that earned him a place in the annals of film history.January 20, 2015
  • Music with Minnesotans: Maria and Ben Hanson
    Ben and Maria Hanson share stories and a sax-centric playlist on Music with Minnesotans.January 20, 2015
  • Becoming an Arts Entrepreneur: Establishing a Firm Foundation
    Patrick Dupre Quigley, founder of the Miami-based professional vocal chamber ensemble Seraphic Fire, presents the second installment in his series on arts entrepreneurship. This week, Patrick looks at how to focus oneself on producing and publicizing the very best art.January 20, 2015
  • Class Notes: The Brass Family
    In the Class Notes video "Choosing the Right Instrument for You: The Brass Family," the eccentric, outdated computer named TOMMIS provides an overview of the trumpet, French horn, trombone, and tuba.January 20, 2015
  • School Spotlight: Austin High School Wind Ensemble
    School Spotlight highlights outstanding Minnesota school- and student-music ensembles during the academic year. This week's feature spotlights the Austin High School Wind Ensemble, led by Bradley Mariska.January 20, 2015
  • A 'Down-To-Earth Diva' Confronts Her Flaws And Good Fortune
    In a frank new memoir, soprano Deborah Voigt reveals her troubles with obesity, alcohol and bad relationships, along with her many triumphs in opera houses the world over.January 19, 2015
  • Learning to Listen: Barton Pine and Mozart
    Violinist Rachel Barton Pine has a new recording that includes all five of the violin concerti written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Rachel joins Learning to Listen to talk about Mozart's music for violin.January 19, 2015
  • Morning Glories: The Brass Family
    This week on Morning Glories, we'll place the members of the brass family front and center. We'll hear each of the four principal brass instruments of the orchestra in its solo capacity, and bring them together, with a work for brass band.January 19, 2015
  • Met Opera: The Merry Widow
    On Saturday, January 17, at noon, we'll air Franz Lehar's enchanting operetta, "The Merry Widow," in a live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera. It stars the great Renee Fleming as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all of Paris.January 17, 2015
  • Come on, Baby Einstein, help a new mom out
    Courtney Algeo's baby loves the three minutes of classical music that his electronic jumper plays - but naming those tunes, Courtney found, wasn't very easy.January 16, 2015
  • Celebrating LGBT rights in song
    This weekend, One Voice Mixed Chorus - Minnesota's premier lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and straight allies ensemble - celebrates those people who make LGBT rights a reality with a concert titled, 'Eat, Drink and Be Married!' Classical MPR's Alison Young spoke to OVMC's Jane Ramseyer Miller and Allan Warrior.January 16, 2015
  • Minnesota Varsity: Where are They Now? - The Drevlows
    The Drevlow Brothers - Brock, Brayden, and Brett - from Thief River Falls, Minn., have each been a Minnesota Varsity Featured Artist, respectively in 2014, 2013, and 2011. They recently got in touch with Classical MPR's Christine Sweet to share their recent news.January 16, 2015