Music with Minnesotans: Josh McCaffrey

by Steve Staruch, Minnesota Public Radio
May 27, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Josh McCaffrey is a storyteller, and he even did a stint in Hollywood as a writer for the soaps.

These days, Josh's career has him a bit closer to home. He grew up with two classical works in the family library: Handel's Messiah and the Vivaldi, Four Seasons. But Josh brings a completely different set of inspiring works to Music with Minnesotans. His playlist includes a bit of Hollywood, a bit of Broadway and even some Vivaldi.

What stories this guy can tell!

Antonio Vivaldi: "La Stavaganza" Violin Concerto No. 2 with violinist Rachel Podger (Channel Classics 19598)

Thomas Newman: main theme from Road to Perdition (Decca 017167)

Einaudi: I Giorni with violinist Daniel Hope (DG 17999)

Lionel Bart: Overture and Food Glorious Food "Oliver" cast recording (RCA 51432)

Edward Elgar: Nimrod with Leonard Bernstein and BBC Symphony Orchestra (DG 457 691)

Next week, Steve's guest is Maddie Wild Crea, a writer of stories and a volunteer at Arc Value Village and St. Anthony Park Nursing Home. Her joy in helping others is reflected in her playlist.

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