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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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Top Score: Cris Velasco goes for Baroque
In creating the soundtrack for 'Assassin's Creed Unity: Dead Kings', composer Cris Velasco used traditional sounds, including arpeggios, counterpoint and harpsichord to create music to fit the game's 18th-century setting.
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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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  • 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.
The Writer’s Almanac for March 29, 2015
So what do you want? he growled inside the chopper, strapping me roughly to the stretcher as if I were already dead. “Jesus,” I swore, delirious with pain, touching the hot mush of my legs. “To see my wife. Go home, play with my kids, help them grow up. You know.” His camouflaged face was... Read more »
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Lynne Warfel: From the silver screen to the Silver City

For our Member Appreciation Week, I asked our host Lynne Warfel to share the story of how she got her start in radio.

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Music Makes Us Whole

Music Makes Us Whole

Music learning is proven to support students. That can only happen when your school has a strong music program. Make sure every child in your community receives the boost music learning provides.

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Jennifer Allen

Posted January 27, by Jennifer Allen

Highlights from January 27 to February 3 Tuesday, 7:15 am: Teacher Feature Cheryl Henningsgaard, Early Childhood Music Faculty Member, MacPhail Center for Music. Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: choreographer Penelope Freeh. Tuesday, 7:15 pm: Teacher Feature: Cheryl Henningsgaard, Early...

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Music for Remembering

Luke Taylor

Posted January 27, by Luke Taylor

On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, a reflection on music's power to help us learn and remember.

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Click on Classical: Piano of the future, 'Mozart in the Jungle,' the soul of 'Selma'

Jay Gabler

Posted January 26, by Jay Gabler

Every Monday morning at 9:15, I join John Birge on Classical MPR to talk about stories we're featuring on our website. Here are the stories we'll be discussing today.

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Click on Classical this weekend: exercise, sun dogs and a trivia quiz

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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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2014 Minnesota Varsity

Minnesota Varsity

All Minnesota Varsity 2015 submissions are now posted online! Meet the talented musicians and peruse their submissions here.

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