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  • Morning Glories: Five Young Conductors
    Five of the most visible leaders in the classical world today are the focus of this week's Morning Glories. We'll hear five enormous pieces to celebrate the colossal talent and potential of these titans.July 28, 2014
  • 31 Days of Classical, Day 27: HERE I AM, I AM C MAJOR
    31 Days is a bite-sized month-long trial of Classical Music from across the spectrum of this wonderful, expansive music we love at Classical MPR.July 27, 2014
  • 31 Days of Classical, Day 26: "Summa" time
    31 Days is a bite-sized month-long trial of Classical Music from across the spectrum of this wonderful, expansive music we love at Classical MPR.July 26, 2014
  • How I use classical music to stimulate my creative brain
    Did I ever tire of the same music every day? No. That's the thing about classical music: there's always something new to hear.July 25, 2014
  • Labor Conflict May Lock Out Met Opera Workers
    The clock is ticking for the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The world's largest opera company may be headed for a shutdown. Most of the union contracts for the Met expire in a week. Yesterday, Met General Manager Peter Gelb sent a letter to the unions, warning them to prepare for a lockout if they don't come to terms.July 25, 2014
  • 31 Days of Classical, Day 25: Do your soul a favor
    31 Days is a bite-sized month-long trial of Classical Music from across the spectrum of this wonderful, expansive music we love at Classical MPR.July 25, 2014
  • Moveable Feast: Sustainability
    The word 'sustainability' is heard often; John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton discuss sustainability in the context of eating out.July 25, 2014
  • Regional Spotlight: David Finckel and Wu Han
    The Debussy Sonata for Cello and Piano from a Schubert Club Music in the Park series concert given last year is in this week's Regional Spotlight.July 24, 2014
  • The music of Minnehaha Falls
    'Song of Hiawatha' poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow never saw the 53-foot waterfall mentioned in his poem, but Longfellow fan Antonin Dvořak did -- and was inspired to describe its beauty in music.July 24, 2014
  • 31 Days of Classical, Day 24: Mozart at his darkest
    31 Days is a bite-sized month-long trial of Classical Music from across the spectrum of this wonderful, expansive music we love at Classical MPR.July 24, 2014
  • Top Score: Composer Goomin Nam writes music of solitude
    South Korean composer Goomin Nam explores the emotions of longing and tranquility in his new soundtrack for the game "Monarch: Heroes of a New Age"July 24, 2014
  • T-Bone Burnett: Ten things to know about the movie and TV music giant
    For those who may be new to Burnett, who has had a long and rich career, here are ten things to know.July 23, 2014
  • 31 Days of Classical, Day 23: An authoritative cello
    31 Days is a bite-sized month-long trial of Classical Music from across the spectrum of this wonderful, expansive music we love at Classical MPR. Today, we're looking at the first movement of Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto.July 23, 2014
  • New Classical Tracks: Expect the Unexpected
    Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and pianist Lambert Orkis have released 'The Silver Album', a two-CD set featuring major sonatas by Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms, a few timeless encore pieces and a couple world-premiere recordings. The album celebrates their 25-year collaboration.July 23, 2014
  • Flicks in Five: Meryl Streep, 'Out of Africa'
    Meryl Streep is widely considered to be the greatest living actress. She has garnered more Academy Award nominations than any other, although Katherine Hepburn has won more Oscars. Lynne Warfel looks at 'Out of Africa', for which Streep won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role.July 22, 2014