For those who may be new to Burnett, who has had a long and rich career, here are ten things to know.
- 31 Days of Classical, Day 23: An authoritative cello
31 Days is a bite-sized month-long trial of Classical Music from across the spectrum of this wonderful, expansive music we love at Classical MPR. Today, we're looking at the first movement of Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto.
- New Classical Tracks: Expect the Unexpected
Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and pianist Lambert Orkis have released 'The Silver Album', a two-CD set featuring major sonatas by Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms, a few timeless encore pieces and a couple world-premiere recordings. The album celebrates their 25-year collaboration. Plus, you can enter for a chance to win a copy.
- Flicks in Five: Meryl Streep, 'Out of Africa'
Meryl Streep is widely considered to be the greatest living actress. She has garnered more Academy Award nominations than any other, although Katherine Hepburn has won more Oscars. Lynne Warfel looks at 'Out of Africa', for which Streep won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
- Music with Minnesotans: Kate An Hunter
Kate An Hunter is a big-hearted veterinarian. Her playlist is full of large orchestral works. Music as large as many of the animals she treats.
- Confessions of an amateur musician
I will never be a great, or even a pretty good, clarinet player. I will never zip up and down scales, double-tonguing effortlessly and gliding with ease through cadenzas, pulling emotions out of world-weary listeners. Yet I continue to push against these limits, worrying at them like a dog chewing on a nylabone.
- Carnegie Hall Live: National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America
The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America makes its Carnegie Hall debut in an electrifying program that begins with Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, a great American work that pulses with fiery rhythms but also includes some of the most tender love music ever written. Tune in July 22 at 7 p.m. CT/8 p.m ET to hear this incredible live performance.
- 31 Days of Classical, Day 22: Drama and a feeling of grandeur
Domenico wrote 555 keyboard sonatas. Five hundred and fifty-five. To be fair, many are quite short, but each is constructed like a master carpenter would build a house.
- Carnegie Hall on Learning to Listen
Since Carnegie Hall opened in May 1891, there have been more than 46,000 performances in its three auditoriums. Learn about some of the most famous music to come from Carnegie Hall on today's Learning to Listen.
- The four most controversial pieces of wedding music
Summer is the most common season for weddings. Brides and grooms are busy planning their weddings months and years in advance, making sure they have the right colors, the right venue, and the right music for the first dance.
Summertime is a special time when classical music festivals and seasonal music offerings can be found throughout Classical MPR's listening area. To help you enjoy these festivals, we at Classical MPR have assembled a list and maps to help you find classical music celebrations.
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The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra was founded in 1999 by Daniel Barenboim and the late Palestinian-American academic Edward Said as a youth ensemble uniting musicians from countries across the Middle East and Europe, aiming to promote intercultural understanding. Via Facebook, Barenboim and Said's widow Mariam have issued a joint statement on current events in Israel and Palestine.
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Highlights from July 22 to 29 Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: veterinarian Kate An Hunter. Tuesday, 7 pm: Carnegie Hall Live: The National Youth Orchestra. Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: David Finckel and Wu Han play Debussy, from...
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We were pleased to learn that Evren Ozel, a participant in this year's Minnesota Varsity showcase, is a finalist in the concerto round of the Thomas & Evon Cooper International Competition, a competition for young musicians ages 13-18 at Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio.
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As a leading non-profit supporter of the arts, we at Classical MPR want to help educators in Minnesota (and beyond) to enrich the minds and nourish the spirits of their students with tools, resources and programs that have been created collaboratively by Classical MPR staff.
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