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Published: Sun, 28 May 2017 21:12:50 -0500


Flicks in Five: Saving Private Ryan

Sat, 27 May 2017 09:26:00 -0500

When it comes to Memorial Day, many things come to mind -- small town parades, flags, picnics, and observances at war memorials. With so many war movie music scores to choose from for Memorial Day, Lynne Warfel looks at 'Saving Private Ryan' in honor of her father.(image)

Choral Featured Album: 'Canzonette Spirituali, e Morali'

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:00:00 -0500

In its new album, Capella Intima performs the "Canzonette Spirituali, e Morali" attributed to Francesco Ratis.(image)

Daily Download: Robert Schumann - Fantasiestucke: III. Rasch und mit Feuer

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:10:00 -0500

Get a free MP3 of Robert Schumann - Fantasiestucke: III. Rasch und mit Feuer, performed by Karine Georgian, cello; Jan Willem Nelleke, piano.(image)

Moveable Feast: Memorial Day Weekend

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:01:00 -0500

This week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton discuss some outdoor dining options to get you ready for the summer season.(image)

Regional Spotlight: The Art of Flying with Sybarite5

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:15:00 -0500

In this week's Regional Spotlight, from a concert in Duluth a few seasons ago, Sybarite5 perform 'Yann's Flight' by Shawn Conley.(image)

Anna Thorvaldsdottir's Volcanic Transmissions

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:00:00 -0500

As members of the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet bow their vibraphones, brush their gongs and message their bass drums, the composer's evocative music oozes from blackness.(image)

Star Wars at 40: Ten ways George Lucas changed the world

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:15:00 -0500

40 years ago today, the original 'Star Wars' was released in movie theaters. The world would never be the same again.(image)

Daily Download: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Adagio in E, K. 261

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:10:00 -0500

Get a free MP3 of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Adagio in E, K. 261, performed by Capella Istropolitana; Takako Nishizaki, violin.(image)

Dreams of the Fallen

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:00:00 -0500

In the United States, Memorial Day is often thought of as the unofficial beginning of summer, but its significance to this country runs far deeper. This one-hour special seeks to recognize and memorialize through music and poetry those who have protected our country -- often at great sacrifice -- from before its founding to the present.(image)

The music of James Bond

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:04:00 -0500

In memory of the late Roger Moore, Garrett Tiedemann looks back on the iconic music of the James Bond film franchise.(image)

New Classical Tracks: Simone Dinnerstein meets Mozart in Havana

Wed, 24 May 2017 01:00:00 -0500

What if Mozart went to Havana? Simone Dinnerstein decided to find out. Dinnerstein traveled to Cuba at the invitation of Solomon Mikowsky -- the result of which is a recording of works by Mozart with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra. Hear about the new recording, and enter for a chance to win a copy of the new CD.(image)

Daily Download: Giovanni Gabrieli - Canzon XIV

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:10:00 -0500

Get a free MP3 of Giovanni Gabrieli - Canzon XIV, performed by London Symphony Brass.(image)

Saint Paul Sunday: Modern Jazz Quartet

Tue, 23 May 2017 18:30:00 -0500

We're continuing to air our top 10 "Saint Paul Sunday" programs, hosted by Bill McGlaughlin, as part of the MPR 50th anniversary. This week, we'll share a program featuring the Modern Jazz Quartet: John Lewis, Milt Jackson, Percy Heath, and Connie Kay.(image)

Daily Download: William Boyce - Symphony No. 7: III. Jigg

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:10:00 -0500

Get a free MP3 of William Boyce - Symphony No. 7: III. Jigg, performed by Aradia Ensemble.(image)

Hear Jessye Norman's voice soar in a rare 1976 recording

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:00:00 -0500

Ms. Jessye Norman fell in love with classical music when she was given a radio at the age of nine. Tune in Monday, May 22, to hear an unbelievable radio broadcast of a concert we recorded 1976.(image)

Daily Download: Richard Wagner - Siegfried: Forest Murmurs

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:10:00 -0500

Get a free MP3 of Richard Wagner - Siegfried: Forest Murmurs, performed by Seattle Symphony Orchestra.(image)

Flicks in Five: Our Town

Sat, 20 May 2017 09:30:00 -0500

This week on Flicks in Five, we'll hear some of Aaron Copland's Oscar-nominated score from the 1940 film version of 'Our Town'.(image)

Make a request for Friday Favorites

Fri, 19 May 2017 12:50:00 -0500

Each Friday from 3 to 7 p.m., host Steve Staruch presents four hours of classical music based on listener requests. Start your weekend with the classical or choral music you love. Make a request, then tune in to Friday Favorites.(image)

'Alien' music: How do you score a carnivorous extraterrestrial?

Fri, 19 May 2017 12:20:00 -0500

As 'Alien: Covenant' opens in movie theaters, Garrett Tiedemann looks back on four decades of scores for films in this terrifying science fiction franchise.(image)

Choral Featured Album: 'This Is What Happened'

Fri, 19 May 2017 08:00:00 -0500

San Francisco vocal ensemble Volti releases a new album featuring commissioned works by five composers.(image)