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Published: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:07:43 -0600

 



Minnesota Orchestra's Roderick Cox describes what inspires him

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:30:00 -0600

On Friday, Jan. 20, at 8 p.m., Classical Minnesota Public Radio will broadcast the concert debut of Minnesota Orchestra Associate Conductor Roderick Cox. Earlier this month, at an event at MPR, Cox spoke about how he became a conductor, what inspires his work, and his evolving connection to the ensemble. Listen to Cox's interview with 'Performance Today' host Fred Child.(image)



The Movies and the Music: Oscar-winning scores of the 1950s

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:02:00 -0600

As the Academy Awards approach, we're taking a decade-by-decade look back at Oscar-winning film scores. 1950s films featured big scores for splashy widescreen spectaculars.(image)



Choral Featured Album: 'Winter Sounds'

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0600

This week's Choral Featured Album comes from a land of frozen landscapes and longstanding choral tradition: Sweden. The latest recording from Sweden's Uppsala Academic Chamber Choir is 'Winter Sounds.'(image)



The Top 20 Overtures

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:30:00 -0600

Each month on the YourClassical Favorites stream, we host a vote and a countdown of your musical favorites. In January, we asked you to tell us your favorite overtures. We've tallied the votes, and now we'll count them down on Friday, Jan. 20, on the Favorites stream, starting at 10 a.m. Central Time.(image)



Daily Download: Domenico Scarlatti - Keyboard Sonata in D, K. 400

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:10:00 -0600

Get a free MP3 of Domenico Scarlatti - Keyboard Sonata in D, K. 400, performed by Sean Kennard, piano.(image)



Moveable Feast: Classic Dining

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:01:00 -0600

As we celebrate 50 years of Minnesota Public Radio, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton discuss classic area restaurants that have been around for 50 years or more.(image)



Bring the Sing: Join our choral community in Duluth

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:50:00 -0600

Do you love to sing? Classical MPR seeks voices of all abilities for the second season of Bring the Sing, a community singing event that is part choral workshop, part recording session. Registration is now open for Bring the Sing's Duluth event, scheduled for the morning of Saturday, March 25, 2017. Learn more about the event, and sign up to participate.(image)



The Bach-Mozart Connection

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 14:20:00 -0500

Mozart visited Leipzig in the spring of 1789. Astonished by Bach's genius, Mozart asked to visit the St. Thomas library. Part of the fruit of Mozart's study was a collection of string trio transcriptions of the Bach Preludes and Fugues. In this week's Regional Spotlight, hear the Bach/Mozart partnership as performed by Accordo.(image)



Daily Download: Francois Devienne - Flute Concerto No. 5: I. Allegro

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:10:00 -0600

Get a free MP3 of Francois Devienne - Flute Concerto No. 5: I. Allegro, performed by Swedish Chamber Orchestra; Patrick Gallois, flute.(image)



New Classical Tracks: 'Infusion' by Jason Vieaux and Julien Labro

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:00:00 -0600

A new recording called 'Infusion,' from guitarist Jason Vieaux and accordionist Julien Labro, blurs the lines between classical, jazz, pop, and world music. Hear about the new recording and enter for a chance to win a copy of the CD.(image)



Daily Download: Richard Strauss - Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Suite: Overture

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:10:00 -0600

Get a free MP3 of Richard Strauss - Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Suite: Overture, performed by Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.(image)



Celebrating 50 Years of Classical Minnesota Public Radio

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:20:00 -0600

Sunday, Jan. 22 marks a half-century since Minnesota Public Radio began bringing you classical music on the airwaves. Join Michael Barone and Mindy Ratner as we reflect on where we've been ... and look ahead to where we're going.(image)



5 Big Ideas In Education That Don't Work

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 05:30:00 -0600

Some of the most popular ideas in education aren't necessarily the best fixes.(image)



Daily Download: Johannes Brahms - Piano Quartet No. 2: Finale

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:10:00 -0600

Get a free MP3 of Johannes Brahms - Piano Quartet No. 2: Finale, performed by Anton Barakhovsky, violin; Alexander Zemtsov, viola; Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, cello; and Eldar Nebolsin, piano.(image)



Daily Download: Johan Svendsen - Romance

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:10:00 -0600

Get a free MP3 of Johan Svendsen - Romance, performed by Malmo Symphony Orchestra; Henning Kraggerud, violin.(image)



Morning Glories: Inauguration Day

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:01:00 -0600

This week's Morning Glories feature musicians who have performed in previous inaugurations.(image)



Met Opera: La Boheme

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 10:50:00 -0600

On Saturday, Jan. 14, at noon, we'll share a live broadcast of Puccini's timeless love story of love among young artists in Paris -- La Boheme. Ailyn Perez and Kristine Opolais are paired with Dmytro Popov, Piotr Beczala, and Michael Fabiano as the young Parisian lovers at the center of the story.(image)



Flicks in Five - 2001: A Space Odyssey

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:50:00 -0600

This week on Flicks in Five, Lynne Warfel shares music from a 1968 film that revolutionized the genre of science fiction: Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey."(image)



The Movies and the Music: Oscar-winning scores of the 1930s and '40s

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:00:00 -0600

As the Academy Awards approach, we're taking a decade-by-decade look back at Oscar-winning film scores. The first years of Oscar-winning movie music were dominated by some of the biggest names in Hollywood history.(image)



Choral Featured Album: 'Northern Lights'

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:00:00 -0600

Seattle Pro Musica explores choral works of the Baltic and Nordic traditions in its new album "Northern Lights."(image)