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

  • the dance of death frans franken iiLearning to Listen: Spooky Sounds
    Instruments create some of the most beautiful sounds in the world. But with Halloween approaching, this week's Learning to Listen focuses on some of the stranger, spookier sounds in music.October 27, 2014
  • leigh kamman stephen paulusLearning to Listen Memorial: Stephen Paulus and Leigh Kamman
    On today's Learning to Listen we remember the legacies of composer Stephen Paulus and radio host Leigh Kamman.October 20, 2014
  • hector berlioz, statue, grenobleLearning to Listen: Symphonie Fantastique
    Hector Berlioz wrote his first symphony, called Symphonie Fantastique, in 1830. It is considered the first Romantic symphony. The creepy story that accompanies the music makes this a perfect fit for October. It's on this week's Learning to Listen.October 13, 2014
  • race carLearning to Listen: Let's Get Ready to Rondo
    It's one of the most popular forms of music, especially in the classical era, and perhaps one of the easiest to understand. On this week's Learning to Listen, you'll hear about the "rondo".October 6, 2014
  • mother and children reading storiesLearning to Listen: Children's stories set to music
    On today's Learning to Listen, hear three of the most beloved children's stories from classical music.September 29, 2014