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Published: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 06:21:06 -0600

 



Daily Download: Alexander Borodin - Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:30:00 -0600

Get a free MP3 of Alexander Borodin - Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances, performed by Ukraine National Radio Symphony Orchestra; Kiev Chamber Choir.(image)



New Classical Tracks: Stephen Hough explores magical world of Debussy

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:30:00 -0600

Pianist Stephen Hough delves into the magical world of Debussy in his first recording of the composer's work. He says it seemed like a fitting way to mark this year's centennial of the composer's death. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win a copy of Hough's new CD.(image)



Does music get any better than Wagner's greatest moments from his 'Ring Cycle'?

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:00:00 -0600

Richard Wagner created some of the most satisfying music to experience, especially when performed by artists gifted with a voice suitable for his work. In preparation for Classical MPR's reairing of Minnesota Opera's 2017 production of 'Das Rheingold' on Thursday, here are some of the best moments from Wagner's 'Ring Cycle.'(image)



John Williams, Hans Zimmer lead Oscar nominees for best score

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:30:00 -0600

This year's Oscar nominees for best score include some familiar names, such as the omnipresent John Williams and Hans Zimmer, along with two fresher names in the category, Carter Burwell and Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood.(image)



Daily Download: Maurice Ravel - Miroirs: Alborada del gracioso

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:30:00 -0600

Get a free MP3 of Maurice Ravel - Miroirs: Alborada del gracioso, performed by pianist Francois-Joel Thiollier.(image)



Daily Download: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 39: Finale

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:30:00 -0600

Get a free MP3 of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 39: Finale, performed by Capella Istropolitana.(image)



Minnesota Varsity oboist goes viral with 'Toxic' video

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Oboist Sarrah Bushara first came to our attention as a Minnesota Varsity Showcase Artist in 2014 and '15. But these days, she and two colleagues at the Curtis Institute of Music are scoring millions of views thanks to a video that has gone viral on social media.(image)



Read 'em and weep: Celebrating 35 years of opera supertitles

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

In 1983, the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto tried a grand experiment: projecting translations above the stage. These "supertitles," as they came to be known, were quickly adopted at opera houses around the world and are still thriving 35 years later.(image)



Choral Featured Album: 'Tyberg: Masses'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:00:00 -0600

In their new release, the South Dakota Chorale and conductor Brian Schmidt perform both Masses by Austrian composer Marcel Tyberg.(image)



Daily Download: Giuseppe Verdi - I vespri siciliani: Sinfonia

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:10:00 -0600

Get a free MP3 of Giuseppe Verdi - I vespri siciliani: Sinfonia, performed by Hungarian State Opera Orchestra.(image)



One Voice Mixed Chorus finds 'Sanctuary' in stories of immigrants

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Minnesota has been a place of refuge for immigrants from the earliest days of statehood. The stories of arriving in this place are often poignant. One Voice Mixed Chorus has taken those tales and weaved them into a concert presentation called "Sanctuary."(image)



Flicks in Five: Michael Giacchino

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

On this week's Flicks in Five, Lynne Warfel looks at the work of Michael Giacchino. She will share some of his score to 2009's 'Star Trek,' which cleverly interweaves elements of Alexander Courage's melodies from the original TV series' score from the 1960s.(image)



Regional Spotlight: A hint of spring

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:15:00 -0600

The Andre Caplet Quintet for Piano and Winds will have you thinking daffodils, crocuses and tulips. A recent performance from Musical Offering is in this week's Regional Spotlight.(image)



Daily Download: Johannes Brahms - A German Requiem: Wie liebich sind Deine Wohnungen

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:10:00 -0600

Get a free MP3 of Johannes Brahms - A German Requiem: Wie liebich sind Deine Wohnungen, performed by Slovak Philharmonic Chorus; Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra.(image)



Classical Kids Corner

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Each Saturday at 11 a.m. central, Lynne Warfel hosts Classical Kids Corner, a presentation of classical music for kids (and their grown-ups) based on listener requests. Do you have a favorite work you'd like to share with your family? Send us your request!(image)



Onetime Classical MPR host Bill Parker dies

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Bill Parker, a popular host at Classical Minnesota Public Radio in the 1970s and '80s, died on Jan. 15. Host Michael Barone fondly recalls Parker's time at MPR and working with him.(image)



New Classical Tracks: Danish String Quartet is fine with folk music

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:30:00 -0600

What's ingrained in the musicians of the Danish String Quartet? Nordic folk music. They recently released their second recording of Nordic and other folk tunes arranged by the members of the group. Enter the giveaway for a copy of their new CD, 'Last Leaf.'(image)



Daily Download: Ludwig van Beethoven - String Quartet No. 9: IV. Allegro molto

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:10:00 -0600

Get a free MP3 of Ludwig van Beethoven - String Quartet No. 9: IV. Allegro molto, performed by Kodaly Quartet.(image)



Daily Download: Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 5: II. Sturmisch bewegt

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:10:00 -0600

Get a free MP3 of Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 5: II. Sturmisch bewegt, performed by London Symphony Orchestra.(image)



Daily Download: Johann Sebastian Bach - Keyboard Concerto No. 2: II. Siciliano

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:10:00 -0600

Get a free MP3 of Johann Sebastian Bach - Keyboard Concerto No. 2: II. Siciliano, performed by Camerata Cassovia; Hae Won Chang, piano.(image)