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    Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
    Bruno Giuranna, viola
    Mstislav Rostropovich, cello
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Classical Music Features

  • Moveable Feast: Fall Drives
    This week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton discuss the food and drink hot spots along the St. Croix River.October 10, 2014
  • Regional Spotlight: Mozart and Vanska
    With Osmo Vanska scheduled to play the clarinet during the Strauss festival with the Minnesota Orchestra, today's Regional Spotlight features the maestro (playing clarinet) with colleagues in a Mozart classic.October 9, 2014
  • Listen: Music from the 2014-15 Class Notes Artists
    Listen here to the 2014-15 Class Notes Artists CD: Escape with Bach, Birds and Blues, plus bonus tracks.October 9, 2014
  • Top Score: A composer known as 'Disasterpeace'
    Back in 2012, video game media outlets were ablaze with news about FEZ. This press helped launch the career of the game's composer, a then-relatively unknown Rich 'Disasterpeace' Vreeland.October 9, 2014
  • Meet Class Notes Artist: Mill City String Quartet
    The Mill City String Quartet completed a tour of elementary schools in southern Minnesota as 2014-15 Class Notes Artists. They performed for approximately 2,700 students across eight different schools.October 8, 2014
  • Take Alison Young's Flute Quiz
    How much about the flute do you know? Test your knowledge with this quiz written by Classical MPR's resident flutist, host Alison Young.October 8, 2014
  • OPINION: Five reasons I hate playing wedding gigs
    As a cellist who's currently a poor college student, I take pretty much any gig I can. Weddings, though, are special. Each one presents different annoyances and challenges for musicians to sort out, from transporting a whole string quartet in a Ford Focus to dealing with procrastinating couples. Here are my top five frustrations with playing weddings.October 8, 2014
  • New Classical Tracks: Bach and Bell
    At home, Joshua Bell plays the violin music of Bach practically every day. But he hasn't recorded a full Bach album, until now.October 8, 2014
  • Help name Tesfa's 'choral car'
    Classical MPR's Tesfa Wondemagegnehu recently bought himself a new car so he can drive all over spreading the joy of choral music. Now he just needs a perfect name for his new ride. What ideas do you have?October 7, 2014
  • Flicks in Five: The Swashbuckler
    Swordfights, rope-swinging and adventurous heroes characterize the 'swashbuckler' genre. Naturally, the scores under these films reflect the onscreen feats of derring-do.October 7, 2014
  • Music with Minnesotans: Kevin Held
    Kevin Held likes to move. His passion is Ultimate Frisbee. It's a fast moving highly paced game. His playlist is moves a bit slower.October 7, 2014
  • A flutist's-eye view of the orchestra
    When SPCO principal flutist Julia Bogorad-Kogan got her first flute at age nine, it was love at first breath. Although she asserts the flute is "the sunshine of the orchestra," Bogorad-Kogan cautions that it's not for wimps. Read more about the flute-player's perspective in the latest of our section's-eye view series.October 7, 2014
  • Music Teacher Feature: Paul Kile
    Classical MPR's Teacher Feature highlights the lives and work of music teachers throughout Minnesota. This week, we meet Paul Kile, Director of Bands at Edina High School in Edina, Minn.October 7, 2014
  • How classical music helped to heal my mind and heart after surgery
    On the morning I was to leave the hospital, I developed a complication that delayed my discharge for two days. I was devastated. I asked my nurse for soothing music. What music have I used for healing my mind and heart?October 6, 2014
  • Learning to Listen: Let's Get Ready to Rondo
    It's one of the most popular forms of music, especially in the classical era, and perhaps one of the easiest to understand. On this week's Learning to Listen, you'll hear about the "rondo".October 6, 2014