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Classical Notes: April 30, 2013 Archive

New Classical Tracks Extra: Lara Downes

Posted at 12:00 PM on April 30, 2013 by ClassicalMPR (0 Comments)
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So, what does it really mean to be an exile? That's a question pianist Lara Downes tries to answer with her latest recording. Exiles' Café is a collection of 19th and 20th century solo piano works written by composers in exile, composers longing for home, and composers reflecting on their respective journeys. This is what Downes has to say about the recording:


There's more to the story, though, as there often is. Lara Downes wants to hear the stories of other exiles — contemporary exiles — and she wants to share those experiences with as many people as possible. The Exiles Project is an interactive micro-site designed to collect and share individual stories of exile.

Visit the site and submit your own experiences or reminiscences of exile, displacement and discovery. Be a part of The Exiles Project — a way to explore the narratives of exile on both universal and personal levels. Submit your story here.


On the Air This Week

Posted at 5:00 PM on April 30, 2013 by Rex Levang (0 Comments)
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Highlights from April 30 to May 7

Tuesday, 8 pm: Benjamin Britten's War Requiem, with the St. Olaf Orchestra, St. Olaf Chapel Choir, Magnum Chorum, Anima and soloists.
Wednesday, noon hour: Music with Minnesotans: Grace Tangjerd Schmitt of Guild Incorporated.
Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: The St. Olaf Band.
Friday,8 pm: Minnesota Orchestra: Stanislaw Skrowaczewski leads Bruckner's Eighth.
Saturday, noon: Metropolitan Opera: Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmelites.
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: French Sweets.
Sunday, noon: From the Top.
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: The Philadelphia Orchestra plays at Carnegie Hall under Yannick Nezet-Seguin.
Monday, 8 pm: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra: Music of Wagner, Beethoven, Veress and Haydn, with soprano Christine Brewer.
Tuesday, 8 pm: Minnesota Varsity Showcase Artists Concert.

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