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

  • Emil Oberhoffer 1903Learning to Listen: Music Directors of the Minnesota Orchestra
    This Friday night, the Minnesota Orchestra returns to a newly renovated Orchestra Hall after a 15-month lockout, led by Conductor Laureate Stanislaw Skrowaczewski. Learn about the 10 principal conductors from throughout the 111-year history of the Orchestra on this week's Learning to Listen.February 3, 2014
  • mozart drawing doris stockLearning to Listen: Mozart's Requiem
    The story of Mozart's Requiem is shrouded in mystery -- a web of deception woven by those he left behind when he died. Learn about and hear the music on Monday's Learning to Listen.January 27, 2014
  • Rimsky-Korsakov painted by serovLearning to Listen: Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade
    Today on Learning to Listen from Classical MPR, hear the story of Scheherazade, a symphonic suite by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.January 13, 2014
  • Modest MussorgskyLearning to Listen: Russian Music from The Mighty Handful
    Professor Stephen Walsh of Cardiff University joins Learning to Listen to discuss five Russian composers known as The Mighty Handful.January 6, 2014
  • Johann Strauss IILearning to Listen: The Strauss Family
    The Strauss family of Vienna wrote some of the most famous dance music in the world. Learn about the eldest and his three sons on today's Learning to Listen.December 30, 2013