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  • 31 Days of Classical, Day 22: Drama and a feeling of grandeur
    Domenico wrote 555 keyboard sonatas. Five hundred and fifty-five. To be fair, many are quite short, but each is constructed like a master carpenter would build a house.July 22, 2014
  • Carnegie Hall on Learning to Listen
    Since Carnegie Hall opened in May 1891, there have been more than 46,000 performances in its three auditoriums. Learn about some of the most famous music to come from Carnegie Hall on today's Learning to Listen.July 21, 2014
  • The four most controversial pieces of wedding music
    Summer is the most common season for weddings. Brides and grooms are busy planning their weddings months and years in advance, making sure they have the right colors, the right venue, and the right music for the first dance.July 21, 2014
  • 31 Days of Classical, Day 21: Let's get Bizet
    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 stand on the precipice of some gorgeous landscape with Georges Bizet.July 21, 2014
  • Morning Glories: Lorin Maazel's legacy
    Earlier this month, the musical world lost the remarkable conductor Lorin Maazel. This week on Morning Glories, we'll hear five of the many recordings made by this prodigiously talented musician.July 21, 2014
  • 31 Days of Classical, Day 20: Love at First Listen
    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 it's love at first listen with Guillaume de Machaut.July 20, 2014
  • 31 Days of Classical, Day 19: talk about the passion
    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's pick, more of Emily's favorite: Bach!July 19, 2014
  • Guns N' Rosenkavalier: Rock meets Bach at the Mill City Museum
    What do you get when you cross a classical art song recital with a rock song? Something approaching the upcoming Guns N' Rosenkavalier, the art song/rock song mash-up coming to the Mill City Museum for an outdoor concert on July 21 and 23.July 18, 2014
  • Julian Gregory to join King's Singers, as Benedict Hymas withdraws
    In a bittersweet announcement, the King's Singers have announced that Julian Gregory will be joining their ranks as tenor; Benedict Hymas, the previously-announced replacement for departing Paul Phoenix, has withdrawn from the position for personal reasons.July 18, 2014
  • 31 Days of Classical, Day 18: take me away, Nikolai!
    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 18, 2014
  • Moveable Feast: Cakes
    John Birge and Rachel Hutton celebrate a year of their Movable Feast conversations with their picks for the best cakes in the Twin Cities.July 18, 2014
  • Regional Spotlight: Imogen Cooper
    From a Frederic Chopin Society recital Imogen Cooper performs two Schubert Improptus.July 17, 2014
  • A soprano's-eye view of choral music
    I feel like I'm entering a war zone writing about this topic: being a soprano in a choir. There are so many preconceived notions about sopranos. Let's get those stereotypes out of the way now.July 17, 2014
  • My Fair Lady: She Thinks She's Got It!
    Actress Helen Anker and Musical Director Andrew Cooke visit John Birge in studio to perform a couple of songs from 'My Fair Lady' and to talk about the new production at the Guthrie Theater.July 17, 2014
  • Christopher Tin's 'The Drop That Contained the Sea' on Top Score
    Christopher Tin just finished his second song cycle, 'The Drop That Contained the Sea'. He stopped by Top Score to discuss it.July 17, 2014