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10:00 am Alison Young
1:00 pm Performance Today®
3:00 pm Steve Staruch
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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.

Latest Episode

Top Score: Jason Graves and 'The Order: 1886'
To compose the music for 'The Order: 1886', Jason Graves removed instruments that don't carry a heavy sound. Violins and high woodwinds were thrown out, and violas and cellos doubled up. Learn more about it on this week's episode of Top Score.
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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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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 March 4, 2015
On that day in history, history took a day off. Current events were uneventful. Breaking news never broke. Nobody of any import was born, or died. (If you were born that day, bask in the inverted glory of your unimportance.) No milestones, no disasters. The most significant thing going on was a golf tournament (the... Read more »
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Cypress String Quartet Beethoven: Middle Quartets

New Classical Tracks: The joy and tumult of Beethoven

The Cypress String Quartet were first inspired to record Beethoven's late quartets. Now 'telling the story backwards', they are releasing a three-CD set of Beethoven's middle quartets, works that came at a tumultuous time in the composer's life. Plus, you can enter for a chance to win a copy of the recordings.

  • The Pink Panther soundtrack albumFlicks in Five: The Pink Panther
    One of Lynne Warfel's favorite comedies of all time came about thanks to the collaboration of director Blake Edwards, actor Peter Sellers and composer Henry Mancini.
  • Carl LundstromMusic with Minnesotans: Carl Lundstrom
    Carl Lundstrom is a specialist in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic. A cancer survivor, Carl has a special place on his playlist for choral music. Carl is Steve Staruch's guest on this week's Music with Minnesotans.
  • RoundaboutClass Notes: The Musical Round: A Roundabout Tale
    In the Class Notes video "The Musical Round: A Roundabout Tale," we learn how rounds work, and how in turn they welcome us to engage in harmony and polyphony.
  • Minnesota Opera, The Manchurian CandidateThe Manchurian Candidate: Minnesota Opera's Hypnotic Thriller
    Get a sneak preview of the Minnesota Opera's production of 'The Manchurian Candidate' when John Birge meets with members of the cast and creative team.
  • Austin Concert ChoirSchool Spotlight: Austin High School Concert Choir
    In this week's School Spotlight, we will revisit the Austin High School Concert Choir from Austin, Minn. Learn more about this ensemble and hear three of its music selections.
  • String Quartet, circa 1905Learning to Listen: Beethoven's Razumovsky Quartets
    Two members of the Cypress String Quartet join Learning to Listen to discuss Beethoven's "Middle String Quartets" - also known by the name of the Russian count who commissioned them, Andrey Razumovsky.
  • ToddlerActivities to do with young children while listening to classical music
    Young children enjoy moving and responding to all types of music - and listening to classical music is a good place to start. Watch as their joyful enthusiasm and imagination ignite, and you may enjoy the experience with them!
  • ordway_newMorning Glories: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
    This week, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra inaugurates a new chapter in its history. The SPCO stays at the Ordway in downtown St. Paul, but now they'll be playing in the brand-new Concert Hall -- a visually and acoustically striking space, specially designed to complement the sound and intimacy of a chamber orchestra. On Morning Glories, we'll join in the celebration with five SPCO performances, in recordings from the archive of Classical Minnesota Public Radio.
  • Magic FluteMet Opera: The Magic Flute
    Saturday, Feb. 28, at noon, we'll air the Metropolitan Opera's production of Mozart's 'The Magic Flute'. But what is 'The Magic Flute' all about? A video from Classical MPR provides a plot summary of the iconic opera.

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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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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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Classical MPR Beta site

A New ClassicalMPR.org

We're beta testing a new website for Classical MPR. Please try it out and send us your feedback!

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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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Cathedral of Saint Paul

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