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  • jason vieaux play album coverNew Classical Tracks: Because he loves to 'Play'
    Jason Vieaux has taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music for the past 18 years. Vieaux teaches and performs because he loves to play guitar. That passion is front and center in the title of Vieaux's newest solo recording, 'Play'.April 23, 2014
  • Dale Warland SingersChoral Hero: Dale Warland's Minnesota Voices
    On Tuesday, April 22, at 8 p.m., Classical MPR presents a special program featuring the archival recordings by the Dale Warland Singers in a cappella performances of works by Minnesota composers.April 22, 2014
  • Still from GoldfingerFlicks in Five: John Barry
    While John Barry's Oscars and Oscars nominations came from love stories and epics, Barry's first big movie break came when a fellow composer was struggling to find a theme for a movie's main character. Bond. James Bond.April 22, 2014
  • Music with Minnesotans: John Waddle
    With patience and dedication, John Waddle makes violins, violas and cellos of distinction and beauty.April 22, 2014
  • New book raises question: Is Handel's "Messiah" anti-Judaic?
    "Writing this book was not fun," says Michael Marissen at the end of the introduction to his new book, "Tainted Glory in Handel's 'Messiah'" (Yale University Press). Marissen is referring both to the arduous historical research the volume required and to the fact that being its author puts him in the role of splashing cold water on the world's adoration for one of the most popular musical works of all time: Handel's towering oratorio on the life of Christ.April 22, 2014
  • Harmony in the Park 2014: 3 days of Choral Music in Minneapolis, Mankato and Duluth
    The land of 10,000 choirs has never sounded so good. This year, Classical MPR presents Harmony in the Park to the third power, with dates in Minneapolis, Mankato and Duluth.April 21, 2014
  • Chiara Margarita Cozzolani on Learning to Listen
    Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (1602 - ca. 1676-78) was a Benedictine nun in the early Baroque who wrote wonderful music. Hear music she wrote for Easter performed by Magnificat on today's Learning to Listen.April 21, 2014
  • What are young classical musicians listening to these days?
    What are young classical musicians listening to? We asked a few of our Minnesota Varsity showcase artists what they would play if given the chance.April 21, 2014
  • From Darkness to Light: A Celebration of Easter through Music
    Hosts Bob Christiansen and Valerie Kahler come together on April 20, at 8 p.m. CDT to bring listeners an Easter special to remember - From Darkness to Light.April 20, 2014
  • Saturday Cinema: Remembering Rooney
    Passover and Lent bring out the Biblical epic movies on TV, and we'll look at some of the classis: 'Ben Hur', 'The Robe', and 'The Ten Commandments' with suitable "epic" scores by Elmer Bernstein, Miklos Rozsa and Alfred Newman. Also a tribute to Mickey Rooney who passed away earlier this month.April 19, 2014
  • 'Arabella' is an operatic romantic comedy
    Sisters Arabella and Zdenka are opposites, but they're loving sisters. A conflict exists between the sisters' desires and the needs of their parents. It seems an insoluble problem until an unexpected caller arrives, setting in motion a romantic comedy. Classical MPR's Rex Levang illuminates ahead of the Met Opera broadcast on Saturday, April 19, at 11 a.m.April 18, 2014
  • A Visitor's Guide to the St. Matthew Passion
    J.S. Bach wrote his St. Matthew Passion for a single purpose--to present the biblical passion story in music. Bach's Passion continues to move audiences more than 280 years after it was first heard in Leipzig, Germany. It airs on Friday, April 18, starting at 10 a.m., on Classical MPR.April 18, 2014
  • Moveable Feast: Easter Brunch
    It's Easter weekend, and for a lot of people, that means brunch. That's why on this week's Moveable Feast, John Birge and Rachel Hutton talk about places that are good for brunch, whether Easter or any special occasion.April 18, 2014
  • Regional Spotlight: National Lutheran Choir
    The Widor Toccata like you've never heard it before in a performance with the National Lutheran Choir. It's on this week's Regional Spotlight.April 17, 2014
  • Choral Countdown 2014: Vote Now
    You've made your nominations and we've assembled the ballot. Now cast your votes for your choral favorites. We'll count down the top 25 on Wednesday, April 30.April 17, 2014