It's just 7:00 on a Tuesday night and I haven't done my (two hours of) homework yet. It looks like we'll be stuck in traffic for another half an hour at the very least. Not that I'm stressed or anything.
- Top Score: Darren Korb and the gritty sounds of 'Transistor'
Hear Darren Korb (and his new son, Milo) discuss Darren's new soundtrack to the game 'Transistor' on Classical MPR's Top Score. Plus, you can enter for a chance to win one of two CDs by Darren Korb.
- New Classical Tracks: Homage to Guitar and Guitarists
Guitarist Milos Karadaglic has just released his fourth and what he refers to as his most ambitious recording yet. This recording is a personal homage to musicians and composers who changed the course of history for the guitar.
- On the Classical MPR stage: MPR Choir
This volunteer choir made up of MPR employees is led by Classical MPR's Mindy Ratner, who will also host the group when it performs on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the MPR booth at the State Fair. Learn more about the group before its State Fair debut.
- Flicks in Five: Harry Potter
This week's spotlight film is the first Harry Potter movie, which features a score by John Williams. As we're marking back-to-school month, what better school to imagine attending than Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?
- Music with Minnesotans: Teresa Root
Teresa Root is a naturalist and a teacher. Her playlist is inspired by the natural world. Steve Staruch welcomes Teresa Root into the studio for Music with Minnesotans.
- Ten times when classical music can help you relax
You don't have to go to a resort or a spa to relax: classical music can help you take the stress out of everyday chores and routines. Here are ten times when music by your favorite composer can help you breathe a little more easily.
- Class Notes: How Notes and Beats Go Together
Teaching and learning about the duration of musical notes can be challenging. This new video from Classical MPR makes that process 'upbeat' and fun without oversimplifying the basic concepts behind note duration and rhythm.
- On the Classical MPR stage: treVeld
On Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 2 p.m., treVeld will perform at the MPR booth; Classical MPR's Lynne Warfel hosts. Get to know this trio of musicians who blend classical and roots-music elements, and learn what State Fair food they can't resist.
- Top Score fans: Enter for a chance to win a CD by Darren Korb
Composer Darren Korb of Supergiant Games has been featured on Top Score, and now you have a chance to win one of two Korb CDs: a copy of 'Transistor' or a signed copy of 'Bastion'.
Highlights from August 26 to September 2 Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Teresa Root. Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: The Jasper String Quartet plays Haydn in St. Cloud. Friday, 2 pm: The Copper Street Brass Quintet, live from...
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Minimalist composer Steve Reich hasn't yet taken the Ice Bucket Challenge, but in a sense he's done his part.
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"Just a quick note to thank you VERY much for playing Korsakov for our little Alex on Friday," writes Classical MPR listener Susana Perez. "We thought you'd enjoy seeing the results... :-)"
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