On Now

Listen to the Stream
  • La Mer (The Sea) 10:36 Claude Debussy
    Philharmonia Orchestra
    Giuseppe Sinopoli
    Buy Now
  • Concerto da Camera for flute, english horn and strings 10:16 Arthur Honegger
    Academy of St Martin in the Fields
    Neville Marriner
    Aurele Nicolet, flute
    Heinz Holliger, english horn
    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

May 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 31

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: May 6, 2008 Archive

Creating New Critics...But For What?

Posted at 8:38 AM on May 6, 2008 by Gillian Martin (1 Comments)

I find this curious: just as newspapers are letting their arts critics go left and right, the USC Annenberg School for Communication is launching a new Master's in Arts Journalism program.

"This program will bring together journalists wanting to cover the arts, and artists wanting to comment on changes in their fields of work. We believe they will learn from each other and develop the intellectual and skill sets needed for cultural journalism," said Annenberg's Michael Parks.

But where will they practice it?

Comment on this post

I Wonder What Stephen Colbert Is Doing Tonight

Posted at 4:36 PM on May 6, 2008 by Rex Levang

Baritone Nathan Gunn is scheduled to be on the Colbert Report tonight...the connection no doubt being his TV appearance in Camelot (Gunn's, not Colbert's).