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  • Barry Douglas schubert works for solo piano vol 1New Classical Tracks: Getting to know Schubert
    Irish pianist Barry Douglas is a self-described latecomer to the music of Franz Schubert. That said, Douglas has just released the first in a series of recordings celebrating Schubert's solo piano works. For this first volume, Barry wanted to focus on Schubert at the height of his creative powers. PLUS, you can enter for a chance to win a copy of the CD.September 3, 2014
  • Back to the Future (1985)Flicks in Five: Back to the Future
    This week's Flicks in Five features the film Back to the Future. Alan Silvestri composed the epic soundtrack to this film, and his music is just one of the many elements that makes this film a beloved and enduring classic.September 2, 2014
  • Grant Johnson with his violinMusic with Minnesotans: Grant Johnson
    A young violinist and budding environmental scientist. Grant Johnson is a passionate lover of classical music.September 2, 2014
  • Announcing Classical MPR's season of Minnesota Orchestra broadcasts
    With the lockout behind it, the Minnesota Orchestra looks to open its 2014-15 season with a fresh and powerful step forward. Renee Fleming takes the spotlight in the season's first concert, which airs Friday at 8 p.m. View the complete list of Minnesota Orchestra concerts to air on Classical MPR, hosted by Brian NewhouseSeptember 2, 2014
  • American Band Music on Learning to Listen
    The State fair wraps up today, which for many of you means the unofficial end to summer. That also means Minnesota students who didn't start school last week will make their way back to the classroom tomorrow. But for those who are band geeks (as Emily Reese was), they can't wait for band practice to begin.September 1, 2014
  • Morning Glories: Bright College Years
    It's Back to School Month on Classical MPR, and on Morning Glories, we'll celebrate the bright college years with five composers who each penned a piece connected with university life.September 1, 2014
  • On the Classical MPR Stage: Saana Ensemble
    Making their MPR booth debut at the Minnesota State Fair on Monday, Sept. 1, are the members of Saana Ensemble -- five Finnish women who now live in Minnesota and entertain audiences with the music of their native land.August 31, 2014
  • Four pieces of classical music to power-up your day
    Does your day need a power-up? Choose one of these four classical compositions to play in your earbuds: within an hour, you'll be raring and ready to face whatever life throws at you.August 29, 2014
  • A new frontier for the Copper Street Brass Quintet
    The Copper Street Brass Quintet have performed numerous times at the MPR booth during previous State Fairs. But this year, they'll perform in Carousel Park in a concert that will be broadcast live on Classical MPR. Trombonist Alex Wolff shares his thoughts ahead of the big performance.August 29, 2014
  • Moveable Feast: Road Trip to LeMars, Iowa
    With Labor Day weekend upon us, it may be time for a road trip. How about checking out the Ice Cream Capital of the World? You'll find it in LeMars, Iowa, as John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton describe.August 29, 2014
  • Regional Spotlight: The Jasper Quartet
    All's right with the world when you can hear a Haydn string quartet sound like it's played just for you. The Jasper Quartet's performance of Haydn is in this week's Regional Spotlight.August 28, 2014
  • Top Score Heads to PAX Prime in Seattle
    This weekend, Emily Reese of Top Score hosts two panels at the PAX Prime video game convention in Seattle.August 28, 2014
  • On the Classical MPR stage: Singers from the Minnesota Opera
    Singers from the Minnesota Opera will perform on the stage of the MPR booth at the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 28. Here's some background on the organization and the people who will be performing.August 27, 2014
  • Using classical music to escape the "Inferno" of high school
    It's just 7:00 on a Tuesday night and I haven't done my (two hours of) homework yet. It looks like we'll be stuck in traffic for another half an hour at the very least. Not that I'm stressed or anything.August 27, 2014
  • Top Score: Darren Korb and the gritty sounds of 'Transistor'
    Hear Darren Korb (and his new son, Milo) discuss Darren's new soundtrack to the game 'Transistor' on Classical MPR's Top Score. Plus, you can enter for a chance to win one of two CDs by Darren Korb.August 27, 2014