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Classical Music Features

  • Why does pianist Dejan Lazic want to be forgotten?
    Citing a recent European Union ruling, pianist Dejan Lazic has asked that a negative review be unpublished. The Washington Post says no way.November 4, 2014
  • Class Notes: Dvořák in the New World
    In our latest Class Notes video, we follow the travels of Antonin Dvorak from Europe to New York City and the American Midwest, arriving at last at Minnehaha Falls.November 4, 2014
  • Music Teacher Feature: Sue Leithold-Bowcock
    Classical MPR's Teacher Feature highlights the lives and work of music teachers throughout Minnesota. This week, we meet Sue Leithold-Bowcock, Classroom and Choral Music Specialist at Lincoln Elementary School in Owatonna, Minn.November 4, 2014
  • Learning to Listen: Tchaikovsky's 'Winter Dreams'
    The strangest thing happened to Classical MPR's Emily Reese the other day: she fell in love with Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 1. Hear the story and the music on today's Learning to Listen.November 3, 2014
  • Morning Glories: Coming Attractions
    November's a busy month on the concert calendar, with interesting events happening all around our region. This week on Morning Glories, we'll highlight the artistry of four acclaimed soloists and one historic choir, whom you can also see live and in person.November 3, 2014
  • Minnesota Varsity: Where are They Now? - Austin Kraft
    Composer Austin Kraft of Savage was a Minnesota Varsity 2013 Showcase Composer and 2014 Featured Composer. He recently contacted Classical MPR's Christine Sweet to share his experiences of the past year.October 31, 2014
  • Creepy Classics Countdown 2014
    On Halloween, we'll count down the top 13 Creepy Classics, as voted by you. Check out the countdown as the day continues and we build to the top 5 during the 7 o'clock hour.October 31, 2014
  • Moveable Feast: Scary Food
    This week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton discuss fear and the foods we eat.October 31, 2014
  • Regional Spotlight: NES (Nerd Enhanced Sound)
    Video game music from one of the Twin Cities' newest and most exciting bands, Nerd Enhanced Sound is in this week's Regional Spotlight.October 30, 2014
  • National Lutheran Choir to premiere new work about finding hope and peace amidst dementia
    As he watched his father in the last stages of dementia, Tim Schmidt, who sings second bass for the National Lutheran Choir, would play Thad Fiscella's Ivory Hymn on the piano nearly every day. Schmidt could see in his father's eyes that the piece would help bring his father back to the present moment, causing him to rise in his chair.October 30, 2014
  • Top Score: Super Marcato Brothers
    Karl and Will Brueggemann, known as the Super Marcato Brothers, live and breathe retro video games. They compose original and game-inspired music, often playing a number of instruments in the tracks.October 30, 2014
  • Introducing the Minneapolis Music Company
    Mischa Santora, former associate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, is the artistic director of a new ensemble in the Twin Cities. The Minneapolis Music Company opens its new season this week.October 29, 2014
  • The science of sleep: How relaxing music works
    Scientists have found that music can reduce sympathetic nervous system activity; decrease anxiety, blood pressure, heart and respiratory rate; and possibly have positive effects on sleep in regards to muscle relaxation and distraction from vexing thoughts.October 29, 2014
  • Interview: '33 Variations' cast
    Joining Alison Young in the Classical MPR studio are actors Edwin Strout and Karen Landry and pianist Irina Elkina from Park Square Theatre's production of '33 Variations'.October 29, 2014
  • Meet Class Notes Artist: The Mirandola Ensemble
    The Mirandola Ensemble is visiting schools around the Twin Cities as a 2014-15 Class Notes Artist.October 29, 2014