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Published: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:08:38 -0500

 



New Classical Tracks: Shai Wosner - Impromptu

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:00:00 -0500

What would happen if Schubert, Chopin, Beethoven, Liszt, Dvorak, Gershwin and Ives got together for a posthumous jam session? Pianist Shai Wosner presents a thought provoking and highly original program of Impromptus that will challenge the listener's perceptions of these composers and and take them along for the ride as these improvisations take on a life of their own.(image)



Daily Download: Franz Joseph Haydn - The Seasons: Autumn: Chorus of Countrymen and Hunters

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:10:00 -0500

Get a free MP3 of Franz Joseph Haydn - The Seasons: Autumn: Chorus of Countrymen and Hunters, performed by Leipzig Chamber Orchestra and Gewandhaus Chamber Choir.(image)



Daily Download: William Alwyn - Autumn Legend

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:10:00 -0500

Get a free MP3 of William Alwyn - Autumn Legend, performed by Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.(image)



Try our guided muscle relaxation with classical music

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:00:00 -0500

Guided progressive muscle relaxation is an exercise that helps improve awareness in your body by consciously tightening and relaxing muscles from head to toe. Use our audio or video to be guided through the process while working on calm breathing and focusing your thoughts on your muscles and how they feel, all while enjoying classical music.(image)



Daily Download: Edvard Grieg - In Autumn, Op. 11

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:10:00 -0500

Get a free MP3 of Edvard Grieg - In Autumn, Op. 11, performed by Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.(image)



Morning Glories: music from Finland

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:03:00 -0500

FinnFest 2017 begins in Minneapolis on Thursday, Sept. 21, so this week for Morning Glories, we are celebrating classical music and musicians from Finland.(image)



Live broadcast: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra season-opening concert

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Pianist Orion Weiss makes his Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra debut this weekend, playing Beethoven's Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano -- better known as the Triple Concerto. Listen to the live broadcast of the SPCO season-opening concert on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m., with host Alison Young.(image)



Minnesota Orchestra opens season with Stravinsky's 'Firebird'

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:50:00 -0500

On Friday, Sept. 15, the Minnesota Orchestra begins its new season as Osmo Vanska conducts the suite from Stravinsky's ballet 'The Firebird.' Also in the program are works by John Adams, Hector Berlioz and Maurice Ravel, and the U.S. premiere of a violin concerto by Swedish composer Anders Hillborg. Listen to Classical MPR on Friday at 8 p.m. to hear the live concert broadcast.(image)



What's the best classical music to listen to in the fall?

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:50:00 -0500

As the leaves change and the sweaters come out, what classical music will suit the season? Here are a few selections.(image)



Choral Featured Album: 'Many are the Wonders'

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 08:00:00 -0500

In its new album, UK vocal ensemble ORA performs Tallis masterpieces and new commissions.(image)



Daily Download: Gioachino Rossini - Bianca e Falliero: Sinfonia

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:10:00 -0500

Get a free MP3 of Gioachino Rossini - Bianca e Falliero: Sinfonia, performed by Virtuosi Brunensis.(image)



Moveable Feast: North Shore Guide - Grand Marais to Grand Portage

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:10:00 -0500

We present the third and final installment in our series about Lake Superior's North Shore in Minnesota. This week, we focus on the northernmost section: Grand Marais to Grand Portage.(image)



A conversation with violinist James Ehnes and composer Anders Hillborg

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:15:00 -0500

This weekend, the Minnesota Orchestra performs the Violin Concerto No. 2 by Swedish composer Anders Hillborg. The piece was premiered last year (2016) by Lisa Batiashvili, to whom it is dedicated. The soloist this weekend is James Ehnes. Steve Staruch spoke with both the soloist and composer. That conversation and a brief excerpt from the concerto are in this week's Regional Spotlight.(image)



The Bakken Trio celebrate Nadia Boulanger

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:00:00 -0500

Mina Fisher, the Artistic Director of the Bakken Trio, has written a new play to tell French musician and pedagogue extraordinaire Nadia Boulanger's story through words and music. Ahead of the performances at the MacPhail Center in Minneapolis on Sept. 17 and 18, the Bakken Trio visited the Classical MPR studio for performance and conversation with host Alison Young.(image)



Bring the Sing: Join our choral community in Moorhead on Oct. 14

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 01:00:00 -0500

Do you love to sing? Classical MPR seeks voices of all abilities for the third season of Bring the Sing, a community singing event that is part choral workshop, part recording session. Join us in Moorhead on Saturday, Oct. 14.(image)



Daily Download: Antonin Dvorak - Piano Trio No. 1: IV. Finale

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:10:00 -0500

Get a free MP3 of Antonin Dvorak - Piano Trio No. 1: IV. Finale, performed by Tempest Trio.(image)



New Classical Tracks: Minnesota masters Mahler

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 01:00:00 -0500

Following successful recordings of works by Beethoven and Sibelius, the on-a-roll Minnesota Orchestra made a recording of Mahler's demanding Symphony No. 5. 'If the music is good enough,' says Music Director Osmo Vanska, 'you are ready to even suffer because of that.'(image)



Daily Download: Johann Simon Mayr - Ave Maris Stella

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:10:00 -0500

Get a free MP3 of Johann Simon Mayr - Ave Maris Stella, performed by Andrea Lauren Brown, soprano; Theresa Holzhauser, alto; Markus Schafer, tenor; Virgil Mischok, bass; Simon Mayr Choir; Bavarian State Opera Chorus; Members of Virtuosi Italiani.(image)



Daily Download: Richard Wagner - Concert Overture No. 2

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:10:00 -0500

Get a free MP3 of Richard Wagner - Concert Overture No. 2, performed by Leipzig MDR Symphony Orchestra.(image)



Morning Glories: Music inspired by or about visual arts

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 12:39:31 -0500

Mia's newest exhibit, Eyewitness Views, opened on Sunday, Sept. 10. The art in these galleries is accompanied by music, which was inspired by the galleries' themes and curated by Classical MPR. This week for Morning Glories, we will hear music that was either inspired by or the source of inspiration for art.(image)