On Now

Music Through The Night®
Kevin O'Connor
Listen to the Stream
  • Flute Concerto No. 1 "La Tempesta di mare" ("Storm at Sea") 3:56 Antonio Vivaldi
    I Solisti Veneti
    Claudio Scimone
    Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute
    Buy Now
  • Orchestral Suite No. 2 "Characteristic": Scherzo burlesque 3:46 Peter Tchaikovsky
    National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
    Stefan Sanderling
    Buy Now
Playlist
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 2009
S M T W T F S
      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.
    ArkivMusic

Services

Classical Notes

Why Handel Matters

Posted at 6:46 PM on April 14, 2009 by Gillian Martin

We're commemorating today's 250th anniversary of the death of George Frideric Handel with a concert recording of his complete Messiah. (The concert was given this evening, London time, in Westminster Abbey; you can hear it on Classical MPR at 8 this evening, our time.)

NPR also noted the anniversary with a feature on this morning's Morning Edition. Read it or listen to it here. It includes some quotes from good friend of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Nicolas McGegan.