St. Paul, Minn. —
Every weekday morning at 10 a.m., the hosts at Classical MPR play a standout work based on the theme for the week. We call these works Morning Glories.
With Valentine's Day approaching, we'll have four Morning Glories exploring love and then hear music that you tell us you love on Friday, Feb. 14.
Couperin: Concert No. 9 "Portrait of Love"
Here Couperin portrays various facets of love, such as charm, vivacity, sweetness, etc.
Finzi: Love's Labour's Lost
Gerald Finzi wrote this music for a radio production of Shakespeare's comedy.
Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet: Love Scene
Another take on Shakespeare--this time for the star-crossed lovers from Verona.
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess Suite
There's a long list of operatic lovers: Pelleas and Melisande, Tristan and Isolde . . . Gershwin added Porgy and Bess to the list in 1935, and it's become one of the most popular of 20th-century operas.
Vanska and Keefe announce engagement
According to each of their personal Facebook accounts, Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Osmo Vänskä and Concertmaster Erin Keefe have announced they are engaged to one another.