Minnesota Public Radio features by John Zech http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=111 en-us Copyright 2015 Minnesota Public Radio Wed, 02 Sep 2015 04:10:38 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by John Zech http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Are these women the Harlem Globetrotters of piano quartets? The four women of Hamburg's Salut Salon combine virtuosity, playfulness and acrobatics in their performances of great classical music. Host John Zech shares a video of a performance that's a joy for the ears and for one's sense of humor. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/08/10/are-these-women-the-harlem-globetrotters-of-string-quartets?refid=0 Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:20:00 -0500 This three-year-old conducts Beethoven with brio Classical host John Zech shared this video making the rounds on the Internet: A three-year-old energetically conducts the finale to Beethoven's Symphony No. 5. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/07/30/this-threeyearold-conducts-beethoven-with-brio?refid=0 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:20:00 -0500 Music in Patrick O'Brian's novels When I was a lad, books like Captains Courageous and Two Years Before the Mast, The Sea Wolf and later, Moby Dick, all gave me dreams of being a sailor. But after several Channel crossings and a sailing weekend on Lake Superior, I've found I don't have the stomach for it. It seems I'll have to keep my sailing adventures to the printed page, and the silver screen. But as a classical music broadcaster, I have to give O'Brian especially good marks for the way he treats music in his novels. How could you not love a writer who ends a rollicking sea adventure, The Letter of Marque, with everyone on deck singing an aria from Mozart's Cosi fan tutte! http://music.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/0311_master/?refid=0 Thu, 13 Nov 2003 09:00:00 -0600