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Published: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:17:40 -0500

 



New Classical Tracks: Yo-Yo Ma and friends' fresh take on Bach Trios

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:00:00 -0500

Yo-Yo Ma has been part of the classical musical evolution for decades. His exploration continues with a new recording of Bach Trios featuring the unusual combination of cello, double bass and mandolin, played by Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile, respectively. Learn more about the new recording and enter for a chance to win the new CD.(image)



Daily Download: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Divertimento No. 15: IV. Adagio

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:10:00 -0500

Get a free MP3 of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Divertimento No. 15: IV. Adagio, performed by Capella Istropolitana.(image)



Aspen Music Festival Showcase: Previewing the 2017 festival

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:50:36 -0500

Two leaders of the Aspen Music Festival and School, Alan Fletcher and Asadour Santourian, talk about the upcoming 68th season of the Aspen Music Festival and School.(image)



Bring the Sing on the Capitol Green

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:00:00 -0500

To help celebrate the grand opening of the new Minnesota State Capitol building, Classical MPR is teaming up with VocalEssence for a very special Bring the Sing on the Capitol Green on Sunday, Aug. 13, at 1 p.m. Come join other choral enthusiasts as we sing favorites from the Great American Songbook, led by conductor G. Phillip Shoultz, III.(image)



Daily Download: Frederic Chopin - Impromptu No. 2, Op. 36

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:10:00 -0500

Get a free MP3 of Frederic Chopin - Impromptu No. 2, Op. 36, performed by Idil Biret, piano.(image)



MN Encores: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at the 2016 Minnesota Beethoven Festival

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:50:00 -0500

Recorded at the 2016 Minnesota Beethoven Festival in Winona, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and piano soloist Nobuyuki Tsujii presented an all-Beethoven concert at the Winona Middle School Auditorium. Hear the rebroadcast on Classical MPR on Monday, June 26, starting at 8 p.m.(image)



Daily Download: Johannes Brahms - Liebeslieder Waltzes: The little, pretty bird

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:10:00 -0500

Get a free MP3 of Johannes Brahms - Liebeslieder Waltzes: The little, pretty bird, performed by Latvian Radio Choir; Dace Klava, piano; Aldis Liepins, piano.(image)



Morning Glories: Classical Music Sculptures

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:01:00 -0500

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden reopened earlier this month, and to celebrate, this week's Morning Glories will feature classical music sculptures.(image)



Flicks in Five: Max Steiner

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:12:00 -0500

On this week's Flicks in Five, Lynne Warfel shares music from the great film composer Max Steiner.(image)



Music with Minnesotans®: It's All About Timing

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:30:00 -0500

Actor, director, fight choreographer and artistic director of the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona, Minn., Doug Scholz-Carlson lives in the volatile world of the theater. He thinks in dialogue and Shakespearean verse. And his personal playlist is all about the deep meaning of words and an actor's expert timing.(image)



Philharmonic Flip-Flop: Conductor Alan Gilbert Trades New York For Hamburg

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:24:00 -0500

The conductor, who cut his tenure short as the New York Philharmonic's music director, finds a welcoming new home -- with a glitzy new concert hall -- in Hamburg, Germany.(image)



Choral Featured Album: 'Brahms: Liebeslieder'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:00:00 -0500

In its new album, the Latvian Radio Choir performs works by Johannes Brahms.(image)



Daily Download: Franz Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 2: II. Adagio sostenuto assai

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:10:00 -0500

Get a free MP3 of Franz Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 2: II. Adagio sostenuto assai, performed by Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Joseph Banowetz, piano.(image)



Moveable Feast: Open Streets

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:01:00 -0500

Open Streets Minneapolis is in full swing, and this week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton discuss the series of festivals.(image)



Opportunity Knocks: Tony Yike Yang performs Chopin

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:15:00 -0500

Opportunity knocked and Tony Yike Yang was ready. The young pianist was preparing for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition when the Frederic Chopin Society called. The pianist originally scheduled for the May 7 recital had cancelled; could Tony take her place? Tony's performance of the Chopin Sonata No. 2 is in this week's Regional Spotlight.(image)



Highlights from Bring the Sing in Collegeville

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:30:00 -0500

In April, Bring the Sing brought its community-choir magic to the birthplace of Classical MPR, Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minn., capping a two-day celebration there of MPR's 50th anniversary. G. Phillip Shoultz, III led choirs from the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, as well as nearly 400 singers drawn from central Minnesota and from around the state. Listen to audio highlights and view a slideshow of photos from the event.(image)



Daily Download: George Frideric Handel - Rinaldo: Lascia ch'io pianga

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:10:00 -0500

Get a free MP3 of George Frideric Handel - Rinaldo: Lascia ch'io pianga, performed by London Baroque; Susanne Ryden, soprano.(image)



New Classical Tracks: Howard Shore pivots from film to concert music

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 01:00:00 -0500

Howard Shore has recorded and composed music for about 80 films, including for the massive trilogy, 'The Lord of the Rings.' These days, Shore is writing more concert music. Shore's new recording features two of them, including a piano concerto on which Lang Lang is the soloist. Hear about the new recording, and enter for a chance to win a copy of the CD.(image)



Daily Download: Johan Halvorsen - Wedding March

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:10:00 -0500

Get a free MP3 of Johan Halvorsen - Wedding March, performed by Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra; Henning Kraggerud, violin.(image)



Daily Download: Louis Moreau Gottschalk - Grande Tarentelle

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:10:00 -0500

Get a free MP3 of Louis Moreau Gottschalk - Grande Tarentelle, performed by Hot Springs Music Festival Symphony Orchestra; Michael Gurt, piano.(image)