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

  • 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
  • Rena KrautLearning to Listen: Music for Clarinet
    Clarinetist and teacher Rena Kraut joins Learning to Listen to talk about music written for clarinet, from Mozart to Larsen!December 16, 2013
  • Franz SchubertA Winter Song Cycle on Learning to Listen
    You'll hear a special song cycle on Learning to Listen, the influential "Winterreise" by Franz Schubert. Also, what's a song cycle?December 9, 2013
  • Embarkation of the PilgrimsLearning to Listen: Early American Music
    What happens to music when you put 102 people on a boat and send them to establish a colony in a new world?November 25, 2013
  • scallop, sunrise, AldeburghLearning to Listen: Benjamin Britten
    We celebrate 100 years since Benjamin Britten was born this week on Learning to Listen. Hear samples of his more popular works, and dive deep into his lesser-known music.November 18, 2013