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Published: Sat, 24 Mar 2018 13:10:49 -0500


Music with Minnesotans: Christina Baldwin

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:30:00 -0500

Christina Baldwin enjoys the thrill of 'riding two career horses.' Baldwin is both a wonderful concert singer and a successful stage actor. She is Steve Staruch's guest on Music with Minnesotans(image)

2018-19 Application for PREVIOUS Class Notes Artists

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:56:14 -0500

Use this application to apply to be a 2018-19 Class Notes Artist if you have done the program before.(image)

Choral Featured Album: 'Statements'

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0500

This week on the Choral Featured Album, we present the new release from the Yale Choral Artists. The record features works by three Yale composers.(image)

Daily Download: Karl Goldmark - In the Spring

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:10:00 -0500

Get a free MP3 of Karl Goldmark - In the Spring, performed by Ireland National Symphony Orchestra.(image)

Regional Spotlight: Bach's birthday afterglow

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:15:00 -0500

The Bach birthday celebration continues with a performance of the 'Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor.' From a recent Frederic Chopin Society recital, Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen imbues this piece with a singer's sense of breath and an architect's sense of order and definition.(image)

Ride into spring or work out with our classical music playlist

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:45:00 -0500

We have a winner in our giveaway of a $599 bicycle from Freewheel Bike! Even though the big prize has been awarded, you can still download our classical music playlist to go with your next bike ride or workout.(image)

Daily Download: Giuseppe Verdi - Rigoletto: Caro nome

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:10:00 -0500

Get a free MP3 of Giuseppe Verdi - Rigoletto: Caro nome, performed by Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra.(image)

New Classical Tracks: Seong-Jin Cho brings Debussy to life in new album

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 01:00:00 -0500

In his new release, 2015 Chopin Competition gold medalist Seong-Jin Cho performs works by Debussy. Enter the giveaway for a copy of the new CD.(image)

Daily Download: Frederick Delius - On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:10:00 -0500

Get a free MP3 of Frederick Delius - On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, performed by Royal Scottish National Orchestra.(image)

Daily Download: Peter Tchaikovsky - Souvenir d'un lieu cher: Melodie

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:10:00 -0500

Get a free MP3 of Peter Tchaikovsky - Souvenir d'un lieu cher: Melodie, performed by Odense Symphony Orchestra; Jennifer Koh, violin.(image)

UK orchestra makes headlines with ensemble for disabled musicians

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500

England's Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is making news as what is believed to be the first major orchestra to form an ensemble of disabled musicians, the BBC reports. The group is led by James Rose, who has cerebral palsy and uses a special baton to conduct.(image)

CD set offers a long, satisfying view of the New York Philharmonic

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:00:00 -0500

The New York Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates its 175th birthday with a box set dating back to its first recordings a century ago, featuring some of the greatest musicians of the 20th century.(image)

Minnesota Varsity: Vote for one Featured Artist to go to the Showcase Round

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 05:30:00 -0500

May 13 is the Showcase Concert for five of our Minnesota Varsity Featured Round Artists. You have a chance to advance one artist with your vote! Listen online and vote between now and 11:59 p.m., Sunday, March 25.(image)

Daily Download: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 5 'Turkish': Rondo

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:10:00 -0500

Get a free MP3 of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 5 "Turkish": Rondo, performed by Capella Istropolitana; Takako Nishizaki, violin.(image)

Choral Featured Album: 'Tenebrae Responsories'

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:00:00 -0500

In its recent release, Stile Antico performs Tomas Luis de Victoria's 'Tenebrae Responsories,' a cycle of music for Holy Week.(image)

Daily Download: Victor Herbert - Irish Rhapsody

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:10:00 -0500

Get a free MP3 of Victor Herbert - Irish Rhapsody, performed by Ulster Orchestra.(image)

Composer Anna Meredith goes pop for NPR's Tiny Desk concerts

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500

Classical composer Anna Meredith's pop music might not be for everyone. But her recent Tiny Desk performance has been hailed as one of the "most exhilarating" NPR has experienced.(image)

Class Notes Artist Performance Chat: Flying Forms

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:52:14 -0500

Flying Forms members Marc Levine, Tulio Rondon and Tami Morse chatted with Julie Amacher about the cultural exchange between Europe and Latin America during the Renaissance and Baroque eras.(image)

Class Notes Artist Performance Chat: Riverside Winds

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:46:01 -0500

Merilee Klemp, clarinet, and Laurie Hatcher-Merz, bassoon, of the Riverside Winds sat down with Julie Amacher to talk about their "American Landscapes" program of contemporary and local composers.(image)

Class Notes Artist Performance Chat: Lux String Quartet

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:16:05 -0500

Violinist Erika Blanco and violist Benjamin Davis of the Lux String Quartet sat down with Julie Amacher to talk about using their Class Notes Artist performance to teach the importance of collaboration in group.(image)