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Top Score

In this podcast, host Emily Reese takes an in-depth listen to video game music and talks with the people who make it.

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Top Score: John Broomhall's music for Transport Tycoon
This week on Top Score, Emily Reese interviews composer John Broomhall about the music he created for the game 'Transport Tycoon'.
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School Spotlight

Do you -- or does a teacher you know -- have a great recording of a high school ensemble or choir that would sound terrific on Classical MPR? Send us a copy and we'll consider it for broadcast.

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New Leonard Cohen song 40 years in the making

Today's Morning Edition music is from "Born in Chains" a song from a new album that comes out next week from the legendary Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist Leonard Cohen.

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MPR News State of the Arts

Ananya Dance Theatre dreams of revolution in ‘Neel’

Ananya Dance Theatre has built its reputation on illuminating social and environmental injustices through dance. It’s marking its 10th season with a shift to more-positive themes. Thursday through Saturday, Ananya Dance Theatre presents “Neel: Blutopias of Radical Dreaming”at the Cowles Center for Dance in Minneapolis. Artistic Director Ananya Chatterjea says the concert is the first…

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  • Show your support for Classical Minnesota Public Radio by wearing our new Music for Living shirt design. The T-shirt is 100% cotton and features the recently updated classical MPR logo imprinted across the front.
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Top Score: John Broomhall's music for Transport Tycoon

This week on Top Score, Emily Reese interviews composer John Broomhall about the music he created for the game 'Transport Tycoon'.

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River Rhapsody on the Danube with Fred Child

River Rhapsody on the Danube with Fred Child

Get insider access to spectacular venues, concerts and activities, including a private tour and concert at the esteemed Estates Opera House in Prague where Mozart conducted the world premiere of Don Giovanni, a concert at either the world-renowned Vienna State Opera House or Musikverein in Vienna, live classical performances and musical PT interviews aboard our vessel, and an exclusive private concert with champagne at Vienna’s Mozarthaus, where Mozart lived for three years.

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VIDEO: A classical-music take on the 'butterfly effect'

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Posted September 17, by Luke Taylor

Watch this video of Japanese-born, Chicago-based flutist Yukie Ota, who remains unflappable as a butterfly lands on her face during a recital in Denmark.

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Posted September 16, by Jennifer Allen

Highlights from September 9 to 16 Tuesday, 7:15 am: School Spotlight: Austin High School Concert Choir. Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Dan Wascoe, retired reporter and columnist for the Star Tribune. Tuesday, 6:45 pm: School Spotlight: Austin High School...

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Iconic Choral Organization Finds a New Voice and Logo

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Posted September 16, by Tesfa Wondemagegnehu

Fans of VocalEssence will notice the ensemble has a new website, logo and tagline. Here's a sneak preview and the brief story behind the new designs.

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Music for Learning: Classical MPR's education initiatives

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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Radio Highlights

  • Friday Favorites

    Each week host Steve Staruch presents four hours of classical music based on listener requests. Do you have a favorite work you'd like to share?
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    Highlights from September 9 to 16

    Tuesday, 7:15 am: School Spotlight: Austin High School Concert Choir.
    Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Dan Wascoe, retired reporter and columnist for the Star Tribune.
    Tuesday, 6:45 pm: School Spotlight: Austin High School Concert Choir.
    Wednesday, 8 pm: The Minnesota Opera: Puccini's Manon Lescaut.
    Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: Kremerata Baltica play Weinberg, from a recent Schubert Club performance.
    Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: Kotzschmar Goings and Comings.
    Sunday, noon: From the Top.
    Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: From the 2014 BBC Proms, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra plays Janacek and Dvorak.
    Monday, noon: Learning to Listen: Etudes.
    Tuesday, 7:15 am: Teacher Feature .
    Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Katie McCurry, Account Representative with Fireman's Fund.
    Tuesday, 7:15 pm: Teacher Feature.

The Rose Ensemble present: Free Season Opening Concert

September 18, 2014
Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis

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Music for Living

  • You may have heard us exploring our new tagline "Music for Living" on air. The playful vignettes, produced by our own John Birge, feature everyday tasks and events… and how Classical MPR can connect with you during those times.

Music and Movies

  • Many 21st-century listeners' first — and sometimes — main exposure to classical composition is through movie scores. With this in mind, Classical MPR has developed programming that celebrates and explores the relationship between music and movies today and throughout the history of film.

Writers Almanac

  • Each day, The Writer's Almanac features Garrison Keillor recounting the highlights of this day in history and reading a short poem or two. The Writer's Almanac is produced by Prairie Home Productions and presented by American Public Media.
Sep. 18, 2014: The Writer's Almanac
Poem: "Reading Anna Karenina" by Karina Borowicz, and the literary and historical notes for Thursday, September 18, 2014.
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