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Classical Notes: August 9, 2011 Archive

On the Air This Week

Posted at 12:40 PM on August 9, 2011 by Rex Levang
Filed under: On the air

Highlights from August 9 to 16

Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: Pianist Elisso Virsaladze plays Chopin
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: A Newman for All Seasons
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast:The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at the Lucerne Festival
Monday, 8 pm: Roll Credits

Roll Credits Musical Quiz

Posted at 11:40 AM on August 9, 2011 by ClassicalMPR
Filed under: Roll Credits

Did you listen to this week's episode of Roll Credits spotlighting classic musicals? Test out your knowledge with our musical quiz!

The quiz is based on the playlist and Lynne and Bill's between-song banter for the August 8 installment of Roll Credits.

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When's the outfit too distracting?

Posted at 1:28 PM on August 9, 2011 by Alison Young

She's young, gorgeous and fit - and plays the piano like a goddess. Why hide her assets? Yuja Wang has created quite a stir with her super short form fitting dresses.

But check out this video and see if the dress gets in the way of her to-die-for performance.

Alison Young's 5 Must-Have Symphonies

Posted at 2:05 PM on August 9, 2011 by Phillip Drier (3 Comments)

All this week, Morning Glories will feature what we at Classical MPR have deemed five must-have symphonies. Tune in at 10 a.m. to hear them live, but if you miss them on the air, we'll be revealing each one right here on the blog every day.


We'll also have individual lists from our different hosts, and today it's Alison Young's! Enjoy!



  • Prokofiev - Symphony No. 5




  • Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5






  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 3






  • Dvorak - Symphony No. 8






  • Sibelius - Symphony No. 2





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Roll Credits: August 8, 2011 - Musicals

Posted at 2:40 PM on August 9, 2011 by ClassicalMPR (1 Comments)
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Don't forget to check out our musicals quiz!



1. Bernstein/Sondheim--Something's Coming from West Side Story
Richard Beymer, vocal

2. Freed/Brown--Singin' in the Rain
Gene Kelly, vocal

3. Harold Arlen/Ted Koehler--Stormy Weather
Lena Horne, vocal

4. Lee Adams/Charles Strauss--Hymn for a Sunday Night and Put on a Happy Face from Bye Bye Birdie
Paul Lynde, Ann-Margaret, Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh, vocals

5. Rodgers & Hammerstein--A Puzzlement from The King and I
Yul Brynner, vocal

6. Rodgers & Hammerstein--You've Got to Be Taught and Overture from South Pacific
Bill Tabbert, vocal

7. Richard & Robert Sherman--Feed the Birds and Step in Time from Mary Poppins
Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, vocals

8. Frank Loesser--I Believe in You from How to Succeed at Business Without Really Trying
Robert Morse, vocal

9. Lerner & Loewe--Gaston's Soliloquy from Gigi
Louis Jordan, vocal

10. Richard Rodgers--Carousel Waltz
Original Sountrack

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