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Top Score

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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Laura Intravia is living the video game music lover's dream
Laura Intravia's life is something out of a video game music lover's dream. Carving her path by transcribing scores and performing in costume, Intravia is making an indelible impression on the video game music circuit.
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School Spotlight

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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Photos: Fleetwood Mac puts on emotional show

Fleetwood Mac reunites with Christine McVie for the first time since 1998 to kick off the band's 2014 tour at Target Center in Minneapolis on Tuesday night.

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MPR News State of the Arts

Indie bookseller The Bookcase to close

The Bookcase, an independent Wayzata bookstore that has been in business for more than 50 years, will close soon. Owner Charlie Leonard broke the news in an e-mail and on Facebook, telling customers that changing shopping habits, as well as local redevelopment and road construction, caused a dramatic drop in sales. “It was a drop…

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MPR Classical Tshirt

  • 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.
Penny Dreadful cast

Interview: Penny Dreadful composer Abel Korzeniowski

Abel Korzeniowski is unique among today's film and TV composers - for a number of reasons. With everything increasingly fast-paced and ever more composers delving into percussion and synths as a starting point, Korzeniowski begins with the strings.

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Classical Notes - Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Blog

Joshua Bell brings music to Union Station once again

Fred Child

Posted October 01, by Fred Child

In 2007, violinist Joshua Bell played incognito in Washington, D.C.'s Union Station, and hardly anyone noticed. On Tuesday, Bell got a do-over of sorts, playing to several thousand people in Union Station's main hall.

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On the Air This Week

Jennifer Allen

Posted September 30, by Jennifer Allen

Highlights from September 30 to October 7 Tuesday, 7:15 am: School Spotlight: Armstrong High School Concert Choir. Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Professor Nanette Goldman. Tuesday, 6:45 pm: School Spotlight: Armstrong High School Concert Choir. Thursday, 3 pm hour:...

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Singing in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Tesfa Wondemagegnehu

Posted September 30, by Tesfa Wondemagegnehu

Tons of people joined in song at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts for the "What's Up? Pop Up" and Classical MPR "Sing the Museum" event.

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Click on Classical: Family and the fall

Minnesota Orchestra recorded a track for Prince

Some thoughts on a Sunday playlist

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2014 Minnesota Varsity

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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2014 Minnesota Varsity

Minnesota Varsity

Minnesota Varsity 2015, Classical MPR's fifth annual showcase of young musical talent across Classical MPR's broadcast region, is now open and waiting for your entry!

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The Rose Ensemble presents: 9th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour: The Roots of Bluegrass

October 2, 2014
Assumption Catholic Church, Morris, Minn.

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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.
Oct. 1, 2014: The Writer's Almanac
Poem: "For Jessica, My Daughter" by Mark Strand, and the literary and historical notes for Wednesday, October 1, 2014.
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