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    Bryden Thomson
    David Theodore, oboe
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  • Learning to Listen: Dvorak's 'From the New World'
    A New York patron of the arts brought a Bohemian composer to America to teach students an American classical style. She chose Antonin Dvorak, who developed a style influenced by American folk music, American Indian music and African American spirituals. Hear the story and music on this week's Learning to Listen.November 10, 2014
  • Morning Glories: Composer Birthdays
    This week on Morning Glories, we're throwing a communal birthday party for some noted composers born this week.November 10, 2014
  • Slideshow: Vienna Boys Choir at the Basilica of St. Mary
    The Vienna Boys Choir came to Minneapolis, Minn. for a live broadcast concert in one of the most beautiful buildings in the Twin Cities.November 7, 2014
  • The new sound of space: 21st century film composers go beyond Holst and Strauss
    In the 20th century, the sound of outer space was defined by Gustav Holst, Richard Strauss, and John Williams. In the 21st century, composers and sound designers are redefining the sound of space in a way that's mindful of the fact that there IS no sound in space.November 7, 2014
  • How cellist Peter Wiley does it all
    Peter Wiley makes gorgeous music. He's a cellist who has done it all in his career and he's in town to perform with the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota. He stopped in to speak with Alison Young.November 7, 2014
  • Moveable Feast: Best of 2014
    It's time for the annual Best of the Twin Cities issue of Minnesota Monthly. John Birge and Rachel Hutton discuss some of the winners of the culinary division.November 7, 2014
  • Regional Spotlight: DSSO performs Britten
    Performing on the shores of Lake Superior, it only seems natural that the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra would include the "Four Sea Interludes" from the Benjamin Britten opera, Peter Grimes, in a recent concert.November 6, 2014
  • Minnesota Varsity: Where are They Now? - Sarrah Bushara
    Oboist Sarrah Bushara of Eden Prairie was a Minnesota Varsity 2014 Showcase Artist. She recently contacted Classical MPR's Christine Sweet to share her experiences of the past year.November 6, 2014
  • Fugue for thought: My misadventures in writing like Bach
    It took me seven days to come up with a fugue subject that I believed adhered to all of Bach's rules. By the time I finished, I could not wait to hand it in just to get rid of the thing.November 6, 2014
  • Top Score: a live music romp with NES (Nerd Enhanced Sound)
    This episode features a nerd-filled interview and some truly lovely live-recorded video game music. From Marble Madness to early Metroid to a rocking series of solos in Dr. Mario, we hope you enjoy our time with NES.November 6, 2014
  • Top Score: a live music romp with NES (Nerd Enhanced Sound)
    This episode features a nerd-filled interview and some truly lovely live-recorded video game music. From Marble Madness to early Metroid to a rocking series of solos in Dr. Mario, we hope you enjoy our time with NES.November 6, 2014
  • Meet Oliver Stech of the Vienna Boys Choir
    Oliver Stech conducts the Vienna Boys Choir in a performance at the Basilica of St Mary in Minneapolis on Thursday Nov. 6. Stech sat down for a chat with Classical MPR's Steve Staruch ahead of the evening's performance.November 6, 2014
  • The Hong Kong Ballet performs Turandot
    This week, The Hong Kong Ballet makes its Minneapolis debut at Northrop Auditorium, presenting an adaptation of the famous Puccini opera, Turandot.November 5, 2014
  • Which comes first, the movie or the music?
    Starting with music can create an overall rhythm for a film that's understood well before the cameras start rolling. Still, starting with a score and editing a film to fit is a tricky accomplishment, even with today's digital editing technology.November 5, 2014
  • New Classical Tracks: The Brooklyn Rider Almanac
    Genre-bending ensemble Brooklyn Rider release an album inspired by a 100-year-old, cross-disciplinary project.November 5, 2014