St. Paul, Minn. —
Every weekday 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.
This is the week of the vernal equinox and not a moment too soon. On Morning Glories, we'll begin and end the week with two standard works, by Beethoven and Schumann. In between, we'll hear from some composers with less familiar names, but as their music suggests no less eager for spring to arrive.
No serenity means no Muti for Rome Opera
Riccardo Muti quits as the Rome Opera's lead conductor after six years of ongoing funding, management and labor strife. Muti says he needs "serenity" to do his job effectively.