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Published: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 02:53:56 -0600


Daily Download: Johannes Brahms - Serenade No. 2: V. Rondo

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:10:00 -0600

Get a free MP3 of Johannes Brahms - Serenade No. 2: V. Rondo, performed by Belgian Radio and Television Philharmonic Orchestra.(image)

Minnesota Encores: Orchestra Hall Opening Night, 1974

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:01:00 -0600

On the fourth Monday of every month during our 50th anniversary year, Classical MPR will bring you a complete concert from our archives; we call these live-concert recordings 'Minnesota Encores.' For February's Minnesota Encore, we'll air the 1974 opening-night concert from Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. Stanislaw Skrowaczewski conducts the Minnesota Orchestra in works by Bach, Ives, Stravinsky and Beethoven.(image)

Met Opera: Rusalka

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0600

Join us at noon on Saturday, Feb. 25, for a live Met Opera broadcast of Antonin Dvorak's Rusakla, starring Kristine Opolais in the role that helped launch her international career.(image)

Flicks in Five: La La Land

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:50:00 -0600

The Oscars are coming up on Feb. 26, and "La La Land" has been nominated for a record-tying 14 awards. On this week's Flicks in Five, we'll hear Justin Hurwitz's "Epilogue" from the film.(image)

Minnesota Orchestra: Hugh Wolff Conducts Mendelssohn

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:00:00 -0600

Conductor Hugh Wolff leads the Minnesota Orchestra in a concert features the works of Thomas Ades, Bela Bartok and Felix Mendelssohn. Join Classical MPR host Brian Newhouse for the live broadcast of this concert on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at 8 p.m.(image)

How Satie's Gymnopedies became ubiquitous

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:07:00 -0600

How did Erik Satie's Gymnopedies become the quintessential relaxation music? Of their time, they also seem to float above and beyond it.(image)

Choral Featured Album: "Azahar"

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:00:00 -0600

In its new album "Azahar," La Tempete performs works by Igor Stavinsky, Guillaume de Machaut, Maurice Ohana, and Alfonso el Sabio.(image)

Daily Download: Franz Schubert - Impromptu No. 2

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:10:00 -0600

Get a free MP3 of Franz Schubert - Impromptu No. 2, performed by Jeno Jando, piano.(image)

Moveable Feast: Mardi Gras

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:01:00 -0600

Fat Tuesday is just around the corner, so this week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton are discussing great New Orleans dishes.(image)

Signature Sounds from Rochester's Choral Arts Ensemble

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:20:00 -0600

The Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester has had a new music commissioning series for more than a decade. The series has created a gold mine of attractive and memorable choral works, including Jake Runestad's 'My Song.' The Choral Arts Ensmble's new recording is in this week's Regional Spotlight.(image)

Honoring the art of composer Daniel Gilliam

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:45:00 -0600

Classical host Bill Morelock shares a reflection on the work of contemporary composer Daniel Gilliam. 'An art song is a gemstone, cut to perfection. That's something we all can appreciate,' Morelock writes. 'It's delicate work, as in our jewel simile, involving subtleties and small details that require attention to apprehend.'(image)

Daily Download: Cesar Franck - Symphony in D minor: III. Finale

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:10:00 -0600

Get a free MP3 of Cesar Franck - Symphony in D minor: III. Finale, performed by Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra.(image)

Music in the shape of a unicorn

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:00:00 -0600

Earlier this week, YouTube star Andrew Huang went viral with his creation of a piece of music from the image of a unicorn.(image)

This Teeny-Tiny, Handmade Pipe Organ Is Utterly Delightful

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:49:00 -0600

Crafted out of paper and cardboard, it's powered by a balloon. And it sounds a little bit like a toy train. What's not to love?(image)

Meet Class Notes Artists: Mill City String Quartet

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:00:00 -0600

As 2016-17 Class Notes Artists, the Mill City String Quartet visited schools in Austin, Hayfield, Spring Valley, and Owatonna.(image)

New Classical Tracks: Jenny Lin, 'Melody's Mostly Musical Day'

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:00:00 -0600

The story of pianist Jenny Lin's childhood was recently rolled into a new recording called 'Melody's Mostly Musical Day'. Hear more about the recording and enter for a chance to own a copy of the CD.(image)

Daily Download: Johannes Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 3

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:10:00 -0600

Get a free MP3 of Johannes Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 3, performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra.(image)

Behind 'La La Land,' A Long Relationship Between A Director And A Composer

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:50:00 -0600

'La La Land' is the third collaboration between writer and director Damien Chazelle and composer Justin Hurwitz. Their first was actually a senior thesis that was released to critical acclaim.(image)

Why This High School Band Is Only Buying Music From Composers Of Color This Year

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:17:00 -0600

Often, high School band music is composed by white men. So this school is seeking out music from women and composers of color who are writing music, but aren't being published at the same rate.(image)

Oscar-nominated 'La La Land' sound editors talk about achieving that magical mix

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:02:00 -0600

Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred (Milly) Iatrou Morgan are the first female duo to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound Editing. They tell Garrett Tiedemann about how they crafted the soundscape of this contemporary classic musical.(image)