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  • Learning to Listen Memorial: Stephen Paulus and Leigh Kamman
    On today's Learning to Listen we remember the legacies of composer Stephen Paulus and radio host Leigh Kamman.October 20, 2014
  • Morning Glories: Cello Celebration
    This week, we'll bring you the first in a series of essays written exclusively for our website by best-selling author and cellist Edward Kelsey Moore. That's why on this week's Morning Glories, we feature five pieces celebrating the sonorous voice of the cello.October 20, 2014
  • In Memoriam: Minnesota composer Stephen Paulus
    Pipedreams host Michael Barone shares his personal reflection on the life and work of Minnesota composer Stephen Paulus (Aug. 24, 1949 - Oct. 19, 2014).October 20, 2014
  • Twin Cities composer Stephen Paulus dies at 65
    MPR News has confirmed the passing of Stephen Paulus. Paulus was among Minnesota's leading classical composers. He wrote hundreds of works -- including nearly 60 orchestral scores, 10 operas and 150 choral pieces.October 19, 2014
  • Jazz radio legend Leigh Kamman dies at 92
    Kamman began his broadcasting career in Minnesota in 1939. He worked in New York City during the 1950s, where he interviewed such jazz greats as Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday.October 18, 2014
  • Meet cellist and author Edward Kelsey Moore
    Professional cellist with the Chicago Sinfonietta and the Chicago Philharmonic, and the best-selling author of 'The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat', Edward Kelsey Moore will write a series of exclusive essays for Classical MPR. Get to know a bit more about him.October 17, 2014
  • Next Level: Where Music Worlds Collide, Part 4
    Next Level is an attempt to bring new video game and classical music worlds to people who don't even know they exist. This week, we examine voicings and color in music.October 17, 2014
  • Minnesota Varsity: Where are They Now? - Grant Luhmann
    Composer Grant Luhmann of Lino Lakes, Minn., was a Minnesota Varsity 2013 Showcase Composer. He recently updated Classical MPR's Christine Sweet with his latest news.October 17, 2014
  • Moveable Feast: West Side Feast
    John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton discuss eateries on the west side of the Twin Cities, in Hopkins and Saint Louis Park.October 17, 2014
  • Regional Spotlight: Artaria Quartet
    The Artaria Quartet performs a classical gem that is off the beaten path.October 16, 2014
  • Top Score: Oleksa Lozowchuk's 'Bright Sadness'
    A fascinating man with a deeply genuine love of music, Oleksa Lozowchuk is best known in the video-game world for scoring the humorous and addicting 'Dead Rising 3'. This week on Top Score, he speaks to Emily Reese about his album 'Bright Sadness' and about his many musical influences and interests.October 16, 2014
  • The complex contradictions of Callas
    Actors Sally Wingert and Kira Lace Hawkins, along with director Peter Rothstein, visit with John Birge about Theater Latte Da's production of Terrence McNally's play, 'Master Class'. They also perform a scene and an aria from the show.October 16, 2014
  • The Case Of The Stolen Stradivarius
    Milwaukee Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond was carrying his rare Stradivarius violin out to the parking lot after a show when he was suddenly attacked. The violin, worth millions, was stolen.October 15, 2014
  • Explore Irish history, literature and music with Tom Crann
    MPR News' Tom Crann invites you to join him on a culturally rich journey to Ireland, May 2 to 12, 2015. Designed especially for Minnesota Public Radio listeners, the itinerary convenes like-minded travelers at the crossroads of Irish literature, music, history and culture. It's the latest offering from MPR Custom Travel.October 15, 2014
  • New Classical Tracks: Karl Jenkins, 'Motets'
    Composer Karl Jenkins marks his 70th birthday and his 50th year as a musician with a collection of new pieces and new arrangements of his most popular works.October 15, 2014