On Now

Listen to the Stream
  • Piano Duet Sonata 5:01 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Ingrid Haebler, piano
    Ludwig Hoffmann, piano
    Buy Now
  • Roman Carnival Overture 4:50 Hector Berlioz
    London Horns
    Geoffrey Simon
    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

August 2014
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

Met Labor Dispute: Writers Weigh In

Posted at 11:18 AM on August 7, 2014 by Rex Levang (1 Comments)

The labor situation at the Metropolitan Opera continues to be tense and uncertain. Last week, it seemed as though a lock-out might be coming any day. That did not come to pass--so far at least--but the disputes between management and unions about budgets, salaries, and decision-making are anything but settled.

Here's one take on things, from Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times. (And among the reader comments, there's one from a Saint Paul writer, who identifies himself as Garrison Keillor.)


Comments (1)

Given that Garrison is a union supporter, I find it hard to believe that this is his comment.

Posted by Tamara Jones | August 7, 2014 9:13 PM