Learning to Listen
with Emily Reese

About the Program

On Classical Minnesota Public Radio, we play music from the medieval to the modern. Our Learning to Listen series aims to help you understand what you are hearing, and when it might have been written. Hosted by Emily Reese.

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Recent Episodes

  • Chiara Margarita CozzolaniChiara 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
  • verdi falstaff finaleLearning to Listen: Great Choruses
    In celebration of choral music month, hear great choruses from the stage and screen on this week's Learning to Listen.April 7, 2014
  • clara schumann money deutschmarkLearning to Listen: Clara Wieck Schumann
    In an era where women were kept out of the spotlight, Clara Wieck Schumann had a successful career as a pianist and composer. Hear her music and story on today's Learning to Listen on Classical MPR.March 31, 2014
  • J.S. BachLearning to Listen: Bach Inspirations
    Johann Sebastian Bach continues to inspire generations of composers more than 300 years after his time. Hear straightforward arrangements of Bach's music as well as some less familiar music inspired by Bach on today's Learning to Listen.March 24, 2014
  • nadia lili boulanger 1913Nadia and Lili Boulanger on Learning to Listen
    Nadia Boulanger and her sister, Lili, made a notable impact in classical music in the 20th century; Lili for her compositions, and Nadia for her teachings.March 17, 2014