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

  • edvard grieg carte de visiteLearning to Listen: Edvard Grieg and Norway's Fight for Independence
    Composer Edvard Grieg's life was closely intertwined with Norway's drive for independence. On the 200th anniversary of Norway's Declaration of Independence, Grieg expert William Halverson talks about the composer.May 12, 2014
  • Cinco de MayoLearning to Listen: a Cinco de Mayo celebration
    On today's Learning to Listen, hear music from the figureheads of Mexican classical music, and learn a bit about why we celebrate Cinco de Mayo.May 5, 2014
  • Brian NewhouseChoral Colleagues on Learning to Listen
    On today's Learning to Listen, you'll meet three of choral-loving Classical MPR staffers as they talk about their choral-music journeys during Voices of Spring, our month-long celebration of choral music on Classical MPR.April 28, 2014
  • Chiara Margarita CozzolaniChiara Margarita Cozzolani on Learning to Listen
    Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (1602 - ca. 1676-78) was a Benedictine nun in the early Baroque who wrote wonderful music. Hear music she wrote for Easter performed by Magnificat on today's Learning to Listen.April 21, 2014
  • verdi falstaff finaleLearning to Listen: Great Choruses
    In celebration of choral music month, hear great choruses from the stage and screen on this week's Learning to Listen.April 7, 2014