On Now

Listen to the Stream
  • Snowflake Ballet 5:47 Jacques Offenbach
    Gulbenkian Orchestra
    Michel Swierczewski
    Buy Now
  • Adagio 5:35 Tomaso Albinoni
    London Chamber Orchestra
    Christopher Warren-Green
    Christopher Warren-Green, violin
    Leslie Pearson, organ
    Buy Now

You can now listen to Classical and Choral Music on your iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad) or Android device.

Blog Archive

June 2006
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30  

Master Archive

Contact Us

Purchase the Music

  • Buy the music you've heard on-air! Your purchase helps support our classical service.


Classical Notes

A crematorium for International Style architects?

Posted at 8:30 PM on June 19, 2006 by John Birge
Filed under: The blog

Or so James Lileks asks of the architecture of the new Guthrie Theater, while pointing out "windows the hue of smoker’s teeth" and a façade "modeled on the Boss level of Tron." I realize this is supposed to be a classical music blog, but since "Architecture in general is frozen music" (according to Friedrich von Schelling), take a moment for some very lively observations and photographs!

And if you want to learn more, consider attending an event here at MPR later this week: AIA Minnesota presents The Impact of "Star" Architect-Designed Buildings in the Twin Cities.