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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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A sweet and dramatic score for 'Ori and the Blind Forest'
After four years of soundtrack development, the score for the game 'Ori and the Blind Forest' rested on one composer's ability to unite new musicians and seasoned score professionals.
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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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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.
The Writer’s Almanac for April 18, 2015
Carrie and I were hanging our wash on the roof of the hostel in Riomaggiore—all we had carried in our packs while remaining half-dressed—when the Italian couple came up to shower. They shared a stall, not caring about us and our sodden rainbow of underwear on the line. From the roof we could see the... Read more »
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Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Met Opera: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

We invite you to join us at 11 a.m. for a pre-recorded broadcast of Shostakovich's "Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk" from New York's Metropolitan Opera.

  • The Minnesota Varsity Showcase ArtistsMinnesota Varsity: Showcase Round Artists
    It's time to meet the Minnesota Varsity Showcase Round artists! These five instrumental and vocal artists will perform on stage at a free concert at the Fitzgerald Theater -- which will also be broadcast on Classical MPR -- on April 19th at 4 p.m.
  • voces8Voces8: Helping the next generation
    Education has been at the heart of Voces8 since its inception. The group members see it as their responsibility to help the next generation have success in music and in school. Listen to audio and watch videos that demonstrate this commitment.
  • Mississippi RiverMoveable Feast: Rails and Trails
    This week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton take a look at two different ideas for spring travel -- by rails and by trails.
  • Christus Chorus of Concordia University St PaulA Walk in Beauty
    David Mennicke leads the Concordia University, St Paul, Christus Chorus in two haunting works from a recent choir tour.
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  • Philip Glass's memoirThe top ten tidbits in Philip Glass's 'Words Without Music'
    There's a lot of information in Philip Glass's long-awaited memoir 'Words Without Music.' Here are ten notable passages.
  • Abraham LincolnLincoln at Gettysburg
    On the 150th anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln, Classical MPR's Bill Morelock shares a signal moment from Lincoln's presidency: the Gettysburg Address. Read and listen to this reflection in words and music.
  • Voces8, 'Lux'New Classical Tracks: The radiant music of 'Lux'
    On their new album, 'Lux', the vocal ensemble Voces8 provide a musical adventure that spans four centuries of choral arrangements, from the Renaissance to 21st-century pop. Listen to samples of the recording and enter for a chance to win a copy of the CD.
  • Fishermen, Lake Maota, Amber Fort, Jaipur, IndiaFlicks in Five: 'A Passage to India'
    One of Hollywood's most lauded director-composer collaborations was that between David Lean and Maurice Jarre for 1984's 'A Passage to India'. This week on Flicks in Five, we'll hear Jarre conducting his own music for the film.

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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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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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Choir of King's College, Cambridge

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