On Now

Listen to the Stream
  • "Twinkle, Twinkle" Variations (Ah, vous dirai-je, maman) 5:41 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Walter Gieseking, piano
    Buy Now
  • A Card Game (Jeu de cartes) 5:17 Igor Stravinsky
    Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
    Neeme Jarvi
    Buy Now
Other MPR Radio Streams
Choral Stream
MPR News
Radio Heartland

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

Blog Archive

April 2008
    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

Classical Notes: April 15, 2008 Archive

New York Times Loves Minnesota Orchestra

Posted at 8:10 AM on April 15, 2008 by John Birge

Excellent New York Times review of the Minnesota Orchestra at Lincoln Center.

"The Minnesota Orchestra wisely snapped him up, appointing him music director in 2003, and although it has always been a fine ensemble, it sounded more brightly polished and supercharged than ever when it played under Mr. Vanska's baton at Avery Fisher Hall on Sunday afternoon. Exactly how Mr. Vanska gets such a magnificent sound, with extremes of both brilliance and refinement, is a mystery.... the music making was extraordinary."

Read the whole thing here.