On Now

Listen to the Stream
  • Bartered Bride: Overture 8:55 Bedrich Smetana
    London Symphony Orchestra
    Geoffrey Simon
    Buy Now
  • In The South Overture (Alassio) 8:30 Edward Elgar
    London Symphony Orchestra
    Leonard Slatkin
    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

December 2013
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 31        


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

Magic piano delights Chicago commuters

Posted at 1:28 PM on December 17, 2013 by Jay Gabler
Filed under: Fun finds

Not since The Muppet Christmas Carol has there been anything as simultaneously cute and creepy as this seemingly possessed player piano that Amtrak hired Rob Bliss Creative to install at Chicago's Union Station.

Will this viral video help bring the magic back to America's decaying rail infrastructure? Does it matter whether or not the whole thing was staged? Discuss.