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Published: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:01:33 -0500


Daily Download: Peter Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto: III. Finale

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:10:00 -0500

Get a free MP3 of Peter Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto: III. Finale, performed by Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra.(image)

Moveable Feast: Anoka, Halloween Capital of the World

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:01:00 -0500

Halloween is just around the corner, and this week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton visit Anoka -- the Halloween Capital of the World!(image)

Bach Breaks Bread

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:30:00 -0500

In this week's Regional Spotlight, hear the opening of Bach Cantata 39, "Give the Hungry Your Bread," from a concert given last month by the Bach Society of Minnesota.(image)

What Are The Main Reasons Teachers Call It Quits?

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:00:00 -0500

Teachers in the U.S. flee the profession at rates higher than other developed nations. Often, the reasons have little to do with pay, parents or students.(image)

240 Hours, 22 Pounds: A Mammoth Mozart Box Set Aims At More Than 'Complete'

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:30:00 -0500

The new complete edition, commemorating the 225th anniversary of the Austrian composer's death, is an extravagant Mozart resource.(image)

Daily Download: Robert Schumann - String Quartet No. 3: III. Adagio molto

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:10:00 -0500

Get a free MP3 of Robert Schumann - String Quartet No. 3: III. Adagio molto, performed by Montreal Players.(image)

Classical news: Composers of color are 'effectively silenced,' says Eleanor Alberga

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:08:00 -0500

This week's top classical news stories include a composer speaking out against racism in classical music; a piano prize for Benjamin Grosvenor; and a tragedy in the family of one of the Piano Guys.(image)

Coming this Halloween: 'The Shining'

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:49:00 -0500

For one month starting on Halloween, you'll be able to listen to a stream of Paul Moravec's opera 'The Shining,' presented by the Minnesota Opera, on our website.(image)

New Classical Tracks: The Westerlies

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 01:00:00 -0500

Meet the Westerlies, a New York-based brass ensemble comprising four friends who grew up together in Seattle. Inspired by classical music, jazz, world music and more, all but two of the 17 tunes on their debut, self-titled double album were written by members of the band. Learn more about the Westerlies, and enter for a chance to win their double CD.(image)

Daily Download: Zoltan Kodaly - Hary Janos Suite: Intermezzo

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:10:00 -0500

Get a free MP3 of Zoltan Kodaly - Hary Janos Suite: Intermezzo, performed by Seattle Symphony Orchestra.(image)

Flicks in Five: Jumanji

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:50:00 -0500

On this week's Flicks in Five, we'll hear some of James Horner's raucous score from the 1995 American fantasy/adventure film, Jumanji.(image)

Hear Concordia Choir on Choral Stream

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:00:00 -0500

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m. Central, launch Classical MPR's Choral Stream to hear the 2016 Concordia Choir in a live concert recording.(image)

Daily Download: Maurice Ravel - Sonatine: I. Modere

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:10:00 -0500

Get a free MP3 of Maurice Ravel - Sonatine: I. Modere, performed by Francois-Joel Thiollier, piano.(image)

Teacher Training As 'Part Theater, Part Sport'

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 05:00:00 -0500

Relay, an independent teacher prep program, is growing quickly thanks to its hands-on approach. Is this the future of teacher training?(image)

Justice Ginsburg will make her operatic debut - sort of

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 -0500

While political Washington is in a tizzy about the election and what it portends for the Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is prepping for her operatic debut in Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti's 'The Daughter of the Regiment.'(image)

Daily Download: Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5: IV. Finale

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:10:00 -0500

Get a free MP3 of Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5: IV. Finale, performed by Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra.(image)

Morning Glories: The Brass Family

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:01:00 -0500

This week on New Classical Tracks, Classical MPR's Valerie Kahler is sharing the newest album from The Westerlies. They're a young, hip, pretty darn cute brass ensemble. So this week on Morning Glories, we will explore the sounds of the brass family -- including a performance by The Westerlies.(image)

First Listen: Lara Downes, 'America Again'

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:50:00 -0500

Hear the pianist's portrait of America in a smartly programmed, wide-ranging anthology of solo piano works by composers past and present; male and female; straight and gay; white, black and Latino.(image)

Minnesota Varsity alumni appearing on 'From the Top'

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:50:00 -0500

For 17 years, 'From the Top' has been showcasing some of America's best classical talent. On Nov. 13, host Christopher O'Riley brings his show to The Ordway Center for a live taping. The episode will feature three alumni from Classical MPR's Minnesota Varsity.(image)

Minnesota Varsity: Where are They Now? - Max Zelle

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:20:00 -0500

Composer Max Zelle from St. Paul, Minn. was a 2016 Minnesota Varsity Featured Composer. He recently got in touch with Classical MPR's Christine Sweet to share his latest news.(image)