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Classical Music Features

  • The English Concert perform early-music for Carnegie Hall Live
    Early-music specialist Harry Bicket returns to Carnegie Hall with The English Concert for the next installment in their Handel project, the rarely heard oratorio Theodora. Hear the recording Sunday, March 16 at 6 p.m. CDT.March 16, 2014
  • A story of love and 'Werther'
    Classical MPR's Steve Staruch shares a story about how the opera 'Werther' affected a listener's dating life. It's a nice segue into Classical MPR's broadcast of the Met Opera's performance of Jules Massenet's 'Werther', Saturday at noon.March 15, 2014
  • Interview: Tapestry vocal ensemble
    Members of the Boston-based vocal ensemble Tapestry join Classical MPR's Michael Barone for a fun and casual conversation ahead of their concert on Saturday, March 15, in St. Cloud, Minn.March 14, 2014
  • Before Bach's Birthday Bash
    For Michael Barone, one day is not enough to celebrate the birthday of J.S. Bach. It's why he began the tradition of Before Bach's Birthday Bash. Read about what's in store for this year's festivities.March 14, 2014
  • Moveable Feast: St. Patrick's Day
    Moveable Feast is about where to go and what to eat, so with Monday's Irish observance on the horizon, John Birge and Rachel Hutton talk about places to go for St. Patrick's Day.March 14, 2014
  • Oratorio Society: The Music of Downton Abbey
    Matthew Mehaffey leads the Oratorio Society of Minnesota in a concert of works inspired by the Downton Abbey series.March 13, 2014
  • Regional Spotlight: Jasper Quartet
    In a performance given earlier this season, the Jasper String Quartet performs a quartet by Haydn -- it's Haydn at his most rambunctious!March 13, 2014
  • SPCO live concert broadcast this Friday
    Tune in Friday, March 14, at 10:30 a.m. to hear a live concert broadcast by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Conductor Scott Yoo leads the SPCO and pianist Ingrid Fliter in Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Strauss. Plus - send us your questions for the pre-concert chat.March 13, 2014
  • 'Video Games Live: Level 3' on Top Score
    Video Games Live just released its third studio album. Co-creator of VGL, Tommy Tallarico, talks about the music.March 13, 2014
  • Fargo-Moorhead Opera to stage world premieres inspired by Poe
    Later this month the Fargo-Moorhead Opera will be performing the first world premieres of its four-and-a-half-decade existence, in collaboration with the NYC-based American Lyric Theatre.March 12, 2014
  • New Classical Tracks: Themes to Last a Lifetime
    A new disc from the ensemble Rebel features concerti by Telemann, a composer who blended international styles and found that folk musicians offered him enough themes to last a lifetime.March 12, 2014
  • How Randy Newman re-invented himself with 'Ragtime'
    Film composer Randy Newman didn't have Hollywood success handed to him on a silver platter. 'Ragtime' gave Newman a chance to reach new heights.March 11, 2014
  • Music with Minnesotans: Sally Howell Johnson
    Sally Johnson is a pastor and a writer. Her Welsh singing heritage and her embrace of Celtic spirituality are both a part her sweet-sounding playlist.March 11, 2014
  • A bass's-eye view of choral music
    So you're sailing down the Pacific Coast Highway in your 1964 Ford Mustang convertible (with the top down, of course), and "Blue Moon," sung by the Marcels, comes on the radio. What do you do? C'mon...admit it...you sing along with the bass line!March 11, 2014
  • Music Teacher Feature: Woody Woodward
    Classical MPR's new Teacher Feature highlights the lives and work of music teachers throughout Minnesota. In this week's spotlight is Woody Woodward of The Blake School's Highcroft Campus in Wayzata, Minn.March 11, 2014