Learning to Listen
with Emily Reese

About the Program

On Classical Minnesota Public Radio, we play music from the medieval to the modern. Our Learning to Listen series aims to help you understand what you are hearing, and when it might have been written. Hosted by Emily Reese.

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Recent Episodes

  • Cellist Alisa Weilerstein in concertLearning to Listen: Alisa Weilerstein discusses the cello
    Cellist Alisa Weilerstein's third recording is a love letter to the cello, and its evolution as a solo instrument. Hear her talk about cello, and hear selections from her new recording on this week's Learning to Listen.December 15, 2014
  • Bassist Zachary CohenHoliday Performances on Learning to Listen
    This month, you have numerous opportunities to hear some of Minnesota's best musicians in special holiday performances. On this week's Learning to Listen, find out more about these ensembles.December 8, 2014
  • Traditional Christmas market in Jena, Germany.Enjoy an Advent Cantata on Learning to Listen
    Johann Sebastian Bach recycled music from an earlier cantata and added relevant texts to create an Advent Cantata in 1731. The resulting music is in the spotlight on this week's Learning to Listen.December 1, 2014
  • Embarkation of the PilgrimsLearning to Listen: Earlye American Musick
    What happens to music when you put 102 people on a boat and send them to establish a colony in a new world? We'll explore that in this week's Learning to Listen, a special for Thanksgiving.November 24, 2014
  • The Bach family performing togetherLearning to Listen: Performing Families
    When Emily Reese was young, she liked to play piano with her mom. This always happened during the holidays. Emily and her mother never quite made it as a globe-trotting performing duo; however, you'll hear from families who did on this week's Learning to Listen.November 17, 2014