Minnesota Public Radio features by Vaughn Ormseth http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=51 en-us Copyright 2015 Minnesota Public Radio Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:08:18 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Vaughn Ormseth http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Composer Kevin Puts is making a mark in Minnesota Composer Kevin Puts's ties to Minnesota continue to grow. This weekend, his Minnesota Opera commission -- The Manchurian Candidate -- premieres in St. Paul. Puts recently spoke with Classical MPR's Emily Reese. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/03/04/composer-kevin-puts-is-making-a-mark-in-minnesota?refid=0 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:45:00 -0600 Class 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/03/03/class-notes-a-roundabout-tale?refid=0 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:40:00 -0600 Class Notes: The Woodwinds Family In the Class Notes video "Choosing the Right Instrument for You: The Woodwinds Family," the eccentric, outdated computer named TOMMIS provides an overview of woodwind instruments. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/02/10/class-notes-the-woodwinds-family?refid=0 Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:40:00 -0600 Class Notes: The Brass Family In the Class Notes video "Choosing the Right Instrument for You: The Brass Family," the eccentric, outdated computer named TOMMIS provides an overview of the trumpet, French horn, trombone, and tuba. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/01/20/class-notes-the-brass-family?refid=0 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:50:00 -0600 Class Notes: The Percussion Family In the Class Notes video "Choosing the Right Instrument for You: The Percussion Family," the eccentric, outdated computer named TOMMIS provides an overview of pitched and unpitched percussion instruments. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/12/18/class-notes-the-percussion-family?refid=0 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:50:00 -0600 Class Notes: The Strings Family In the Class Notes video "Choosing the Right Instrument for You: The Strings Family," we are introduced to an eccentric, outdated computer named Tommis, who provides an overview of the violin, viola, cello, double bass, and the harp. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/11/25/class-notes-the-strings-family?refid=0 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:50:00 -0600 Class Notes: Dvo&#345;&#225;k in the New World In our latest Class Notes video, we follow the travels of Antonin Dvorak from Europe to New York City and the American Midwest, arriving at last at Minnehaha Falls. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/11/04/class-notes-dvorak-in-the-new-world?refid=0 Tue, 04 Nov 2014 10:50:00 -0600 Class Notes: What Music Shares with Art This Class Notes video is a short, vibrant tour of several of the connections between art and music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/09/23/class-notes-what-music-shares-with-art?refid=0 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:50:00 -0500 Class Notes: A Look Inside the Score In this Class Notes video, we get an overview of what's in a score: clefs, notes, signatures, instrumentation, and other elements that musicians refer to when they perform. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/09/23/class-notes-whats-in-a-score?refid=0 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:50:00 -0500 Class Notes: What to Do at a Concert The Class Notes video What To Do at a Concert is designed to help teachers clarify some of the expectations for classical audiences. It uses humor to get at the heart of why classical music calls for a more expansive share of our attention than other kids of performance do, and why it's worth doing so. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/09/23/class-notes-what-to-do-at-a-concert?refid=0 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:50:00 -0500 Class Notes: What Does a Conductor Do? This Class Notes video answers the question "What Does a Conductor Do?" The vibrant American conductor Sarah Hicks interacts directly with the young students in the video to spark their interest in the conductor's art and give them a taste of the great music it expresses. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/09/19/class-notes-what-does-a-conductor-do?refid=0 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:50:00 -0500 Class Notes: What's in a Title? The Class Notes video What's in a Title? offers teachers a fun way to dispel some of the confusion classical titles can cause. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/09/19/class-notes-whats-in-a-title?refid=0 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:50:00 -0500 Class Notes: Freeing Music Improvisation This Class Notes video, Freeing Music: Improvisation, is designed to help teachers introduce students the kind of improvisation and ornamentation typical of Baroque music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/09/19/class-notes-freeing-music-improvisation?refid=0 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:50:00 -0500 Class Notes: How to Sing Well Singing is a natural act, and using a few basic practices from this new video from Classical MPR, we can establish the foundation for a lifetime of the joy and richness it brings ourselves and others. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/09/17/class-notes-how-to-sing-well?refid=0 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:20:00 -0500 Teaching appreciation and understanding for Native American music and culture with Lyz Jaakola As a composer, singer, instrumentalist, and leader, Lyz Jaakola is an extraordinary ambassador for Ojibwe-Anishinaabe music and culture. In this video, Jaakola takes us through various kinds of Ojibwe musical expression, and offering historical and traditional insights along the way. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/08/29/teaching-appreciation-and-understanding-for-native-american-music-and-culture-with-lyz-ja?refid=0 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:06:52 -0500 Class Notes: How Notes and Beats Go Together Teaching and learning about the duration of musical notes can be challenging. This new video from Classical MPR makes that process 'upbeat' and fun without oversimplifying the basic concepts behind note duration and rhythm. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/08/26/class-notes-how-notes-and-beats-go-together-?refid=0 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:20:00 -0500 A tenor's-eye view of choral music Sociologists speak of class envy, while Freudians speak of penis envy - but in the choral world (and is what is the choral world, after all, but a trembling microcosm of the world itself?) it's tenor envy that seethes just below the surface, erupting now and then in sometimes cruel, other times amusing ways. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/04/01/tenors-eye-view-choral-music?refid=0 Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:00:00 -0500 New All the Time Now just emerging from the winter of 2012/13, which bared its teeth well into May, Minnesotans are perhaps the best-equipped in the lower 48 to appreciate what Igor Stravinsky was up to when he composed <em>The Rite of Spring</em>. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/29/stravinsky-bernstein-la-sacre-du-printeps-rite-of-spring?refid=0 Wed, 29 May 2013 10:00:00 -0500 For the Love of Michael American Public Media's Vaughn Ormseth considers what Michael Steinberg's work meant to his readers and the artists he championed. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/07/30/for_the_love_of_michael_steinberg?refid=0 Thu, 30 Jul 2009 16:50:19 -0500 Free Download of Thomas Hampson's 'Song of America' recital! Thomas Hampson chose America's heartland - specifically Minnesota's bluff country - to kick off his Song of America tour. He gave a spectacular recital from three centuries of song at the Minnesota Beethoven Festival in Winona. You can download the concert for free as well as Hampson's musings on the music he loves so dearly. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/07/10/thomas_hampson_winona?refid=0 Fri, 10 Jul 2009 13:15:46 -0500 Dale Warland Singers visit Saint Paul Sunday for the last time Dale and his singers have brought twelve programs to Saint Paul Sunday, each one demonstrating the depth, beauty, and scrupulous craft that have become their signature. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/05/24_sps_dws_final/?refid=0 Sun, 23 May 2004 09:00:00 -0500 The Spirit Lives Minnesota festival presents a premier work by one of the world's leading composers. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199903/12_ormsethv_composer/?refid=0 Fri, 12 Mar 1999 12:00:00 -0600