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  • MNKINO and Composer Quest pair filmmakers and composers to share an adventure
    Composers and filmmakers are teaming up this summer for an event that features brand new five-minute films that will be accompanied by original scores played by a live orchestra.June 26, 2014
  • Top Score: Cris Velasco and 'Enemy Front'
    Composer Cris Velasco wrote an unusually introspective score for the World War II-themed game, 'Enemy Front'. He talks about it with Emily Reese on this week's Top Score.June 26, 2014
  • New Classical Tracks: A Gift of Time
    A new collection of Schubert recordings by The Cypress String Quartet with Cellist Gary Hoffman provide a relaxing escape in which one loses track of time.June 25, 2014
  • Flicks in Five: Yankee Doodle Dandy
    As the Fourth of July approaches, Flicks in Five features one of James Cagney's most enduring roles, and one of his favorites. "Yankee Doodle Dandy" gave Cagney the chance to shine as a song and dance man.June 24, 2014
  • Music with Minnesotans: Anna Sattler
    Anna Sattler could have had a job in Florida, but she chose Minnesota instead. A school guidance counselor, Sattler likes Minnesota and loves Classical MPR. Sattler is Steve Staruch's guest on this week's Music with Minnesotans.June 24, 2014
  • Andrew Altenbach talks Bachs
    Sometimes, the lives of composers read like headlines ripped from the tabloids. Andrew Altenbach, artistic director of the Minnesota Bach Ensemble, talks to Alison Young about C.P.E. Bach's "daddy issues" ahead of a Bach Ensemble concert on Thursday.June 24, 2014
  • Regarding Broadway: Part Four - The Sondheim Years and Beyond
    Stephen Sondheim is one of the reigning kings of musicals. With witty, erudite lyrics and gorgeous soaring scores, he has had hit after hit on Broadway with Follies, Company, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, and numerous others.June 24, 2014
  • How classical music can help mend a broken heart
    If you're suffering from a broken heart, can classical music help you move on? Let's consider a couple of scenarios.June 24, 2014
  • Learning to Listen: Pianist Richard Goode and Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 30
    On today's Learning to Listen, pianist Richard Goode shares his insights about Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 30 - the first of Beethoven's remarkable last three sonatas for piano.June 23, 2014
  • Morning Glories: Getting Outdoors
    Summer is here, so this week on Morning Glories, we'll bring you five pieces reflecting the beauty of the natural world and some of the images you've submitted through Music in Bloom.June 23, 2014
  • Saturday Cinema: Summer Blockbusters
    As summer is now officially begun, Lynne Warfel celebrates it on this week's Saturday Cinema with scores from films that were summer blockbusters or classic summer releases.June 21, 2014
  • Pixar's musical Minnesotan, animated and onstage this weekend
    Pete Docter, who wrote and directed the Pixar movie 'Up,' for which he won an Academy Award, is a Bloomington native. He'll be onstage with the Minnesota Orchestra this weekend, in a program that pairs animation with live music.June 20, 2014
  • Moveable Feast: Island Getaways
    It may surprise some, but the Midwest actually offers a number of island getaways -- and restaurants. John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about some of them on this week's Moveable Feast.June 20, 2014
  • Regional Spotlight: DWS sing Carol Barnett
    Ten years ago this May, the Dale Warland Singers gave their final performance. Today's Regional Spotlight is as much a celebration as it is a remembrance.June 19, 2014
  • Interview: John Ottman, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" composer
    Composer/editor/director John Ottman is no stranger to film, and no stranger to director Bryan Singer. The two have worked hand-in-hand crafting some of the most important Hollywood productions of the last few decades, including The Usual Suspects (1995), X2: X-Men United (2003), and Superman Returns (2006). This year they returned to the world of X-Men, with Ottman both scoring and editing Singer's acclaimed new film X-Men: Days of Future Past. I spoke with Ottman about his work, both past and present.June 19, 2014