Minnesota Public Radio features by Bob Christiansen http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=30151 en-us Copyright 2016 Minnesota Public Radio Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:14:22 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Bob Christiansen http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 30 Days of Classical, Day 30: A different Strauss waltz From the top of the Kahlenberg on a clear day, you have a magnificent view of the city and the Danube River. If it's really clear, you can see all the way to Hungary. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/30/30-days-of-classical-day-30?refid=0 Wed, 30 Sep 2015 00:05:00 -0500 30 Days of Classical, Day 29: Anagrams and invented personalities Fake conversations with a fake somebody. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/29/30-days-of-classical-day-29?refid=0 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 00:05:00 -0500 30 Days of Classical, Day 28: It all begins with a sneeze In Hungary it is said that you can always tell if a tale is true -- even a musical tale -- if the storyteller begins with a sneeze. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/28/30-days-of-classical-day-28?refid=0 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 00:06:00 -0500 30 Days of Classical, Day 27: Stubborn audiences An audience that remains hard to convince. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/27/30-days-of-classical-day-27?refid=0 Sun, 27 Sep 2015 00:05:00 -0500 30 Days of Classical, Day 26: Happy birthday, George Gerswhin George Gershwin relented, wrote the concerto and made history ... all in about a month. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/26/30-days-of-classical-day-26?refid=0 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 00:05:00 -0500 30 Days of Classical, Day 25: A substitute symphony Cherubs? That's not quite what this symphony is about. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/25/30-days-of-classical-day-25?refid=0 Fri, 25 Sep 2015 00:05:00 -0500 30 Days of Classical, Day 24: The most wonderful tune Ear worms of the most delightful sort. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/24/30-days-of-classical-day-24?refid=0 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 00:05:00 -0500 30 Days of Classical, Day 23: Another magical country Sir Edward Elgar was also captivated, writing a bright, bouncy concert overture called Cockaigne, subtitled 'In London Town.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/23/30-days-of-classical-day-23?refid=0 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 00:05:00 -0500 30 Days of Classical, Day 22: Doing it all by the tender age of four It must be kind of scary to be the parents of a musical prodigy...even if they, themselves are also musicians. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/22/30-days-of-classical-day-22?refid=0 Tue, 22 Sep 2015 00:05:00 -0500 30 Days of Classical, Day 21: The music in the background A day at the movies with an exquisite soundtrack. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/21/30-days-of-classical-day-21-the-music-in-the-background?refid=0 Mon, 21 Sep 2015 00:01:00 -0500 30 Days of Classical, Day 20: Nobody seemed to be happy about any of it Everybody involved gave up a little something... and gained a little something else. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/20/30-days-of-classical-day-20?refid=0 Sun, 20 Sep 2015 00:02:00 -0500 30 Days of Classical, Day 19: C.P.E.'s business acumen Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was destined to be a composer. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/19/30-days-of-classical-day-19?refid=0 Sat, 19 Sep 2015 00:01:00 -0500 30 Days of Classical, Day 18: Help us, Antonin! Hasty waltzes can be the best waltzes http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/18/30-days-of-classical-day-18?refid=0 Fri, 18 Sep 2015 00:01:00 -0500 30 Days of Classical, Day 17: Treasures of Swedish music from an orthopedic surgeon Orthopedic surgeons gone wild. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/17/30-days-of-classical-day-17?refid=0 Thu, 17 Sep 2015 00:01:00 -0500 30 Days of Classical, Day 16: Jupiter never had that problem The jolliest tune for Jupiter. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/16/30-days-of-classical-day-16-jupiter-never-had-that-problem?refid=0 Wed, 16 Sep 2015 00:01:00 -0500 30 Days of Classical, Day 15: A fifth turtle They overlooked the possibility of Sandro... but Respighi didn't. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/15/30-days-of-classical-day-15-a-fifth-turtle?refid=0 Tue, 15 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0500 30 Days of Classical, Day 14: Haffner Symphony Lop off the march, extract one of the minuets! http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/14/30-days-of-classical-day-14-haffner-symphony?refid=0 Mon, 14 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0500 30 Days of Classical, Day 13: An actual ballet, danced by actual people I won't even ask you to try. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/13/30-days-of-classical-day-13-an-actual-ballet-danced-by-actual-people?refid=0 Sun, 13 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0500 30 Days of Classical, Day 12: Scottish Fantasy The result, however, is like a stiff wind blowing through the heather. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/12/30-days-of-classical-day-12-scottish-fantasy?refid=0 Sat, 12 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0500 30 Days of Classical, Day 11: Uniquely American Just listen to his music and you will hear the sound of a place you grew up. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/11/30-days-of-classical-day-11-uniquely-american?refid=0 Fri, 11 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0500 30 Days of Classical, Day 10: The Snow Maiden's revenge Two competing temperature curves in one pretty package. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/10/30-days-of-classical-day-10-the-snow-maidens-revenge?refid=0 Thu, 10 Sep 2015 01:00:00 -0500 30 Days of Classical, Day 9: A leap forward in trumpet technology Franz Joseph Haydn wrote a concerto for trumpet that could never have been played before 1796. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/09/30-days-of-classical-day-9-a-leap-forward-in-trumpet-technology?refid=0 Wed, 09 Sep 2015 01:00:00 -0500 30 Days of Classical, Day 8: Bones like xylophones I like to think that Tyrannosaurus Rex had bright yellow plumage. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/08/30-days-of-classical-day-8-bones-like-xylophones?refid=0 Tue, 08 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0500 30 Days of Classical, Day 7: More about beauty than tradition Tchaikovsky wasn't a violinist, and the critics hammered him for it. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/07/30-days-of-classical-day-7-more-about-beauty-than-tradition?refid=0 Mon, 07 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0500 30 Days of Classical, Day 6: Letting the music wash over me A horizon-broadening musical experience. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/05/30-days-of-classical-day-6--letting-the-music-wash-over-me?refid=0 Sun, 06 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0500 30 Days of Classical, Day 4: A suite for sci-fi Bob Christiansen goes digging, and comes up with a winner from Grieg. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/04/30-days-of-classical-day-4-a-suite-for-scifi?refid=0 Fri, 04 Sep 2015 00:37:44 -0500 30 Days of Classical, Day 3: Bizet gets everyone dancing on the tables Bizet writes an opera about an epic love affair. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/03/30-days-of-classical-day-3-bizet-gets-everyone-dancing-on-the-tables?refid=0 Thu, 03 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0500 30 Days of Classical, Day 2: Mozart's Piano Quartet No. 2 Bob Christiansen goes thrill seeking in 18th century Vienna. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/02/30-days-of-classical-day-2-mozarts--piano-quartet-no-2?refid=0 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 02:59:00 -0500 30 Days of Classical, Day 1: Bernhard Crusell Bob Christiansen empathizes with the finest Scandinavian composer of the early 19th century. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/01/30-days-of-classical-day-1-bernhard-crusell?refid=0 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0500 From Darkness to Light: A Celebration of Easter through Music Hosts Bob Christiansen and Valerie Kahler come together on April 20, at 8 p.m. CDT to bring listeners an Easter special to remember - From Darkness to Light. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/28/darkness-to-light-easter?refid=0 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:56:28 -0500