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Stillwater Area High School Concert Choir discovers ideal acoustics at an indoor pool in Ames, Iowa, and its subsequent performance video goes viral. Check out this different take on 'water music':
When kids stay at a hotel, often the best part for them is getting to swim in the hotel pool. When those kids are also talented members of a high school choir, the fun goes even further. The members of the Stillwater Area High School Concert Choir proved just how far the fun can go … Continue reading A different kind of ‘water music’ →
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On this lovely day before a three-day weekend, Steve Staruch suggests listening to Friday Favorites outdoors! Join him Friday from 3 to 7 p.m., and feel free to send your requests here: http://ow.ly/Njinz
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If you're a fan of the songs of George Gershwin, have a listen to this Radio Heartland session with Prudence Johnson and Dan Chouinard, who perform songs from their new album of Gershwin classics.
The latest project from Prudence Johnson and Dan Chouinard is a collection of 18 tunes by George Gershwin. Prudence and Dan stopped by the Radio Heartland studio to perform some songs from their new album, 's Gershwin .
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Pianist Jonathan Biss admits being obsessed with Beethoven for a long time. It's no wonder, then, that Biss has released his fourth volume of Beethoven sonatas. The album is featured on this week's New Classical Tracks, and you can enter for a chance to win a copy of the CD.
Jonathan Biss is halfway through a nine-year, nine-disc recording project of the entire Beethoven sonata cycle. The most recent is volume four. Learn more about the project – including its educational component – and enter for a chance to win the CD.
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Poet and Normandale Community College writing instructor Kris Bigalk is Steve Staruch's guest on this week's Music with Minnesotans. Hear what's on the poet's playlist:
Founder of the the creative writing program at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minn., poet and avid choral singer Kris Bigalk reads a few of her works and shares her simply beautiful playlist on Music with Minnesotans.
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Monday at 6 p.m., connect to our Choral Stream to hear a #ChoralDebut from Conspirare, followed by a Q&A session with Conspirare Artistic Director Craig Hella Johnson, moderated by Tesfa.
Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and Craig Hella Johnson will have a fun conversation about Conspirare's recording of Joby Talbot's Path of Miracles on Monday, May 18, at 6 p.m. CDT.
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Pianist Jonathan Biss admits being obsessed with Beethoven for a long time. It's no wonder, then, that Biss has released his fourth volume of Beethoven sonatas. The album is featured on this week's New Classical Tracks, and you can enter for a chance to win a copy of the CD. Listen Saturday at 9 a.m.
Jonathan Biss is halfway through a nine–year, nine–disc recording project of the entire Beethoven sonata cycle. The most recent is volume four. Learn more about the project — including its educational component — and enter for a chance to win the CD.
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Winding Road Ahead: Host Bill Morelock shares his thoughts as he prepares to step down from his post as a full-time staff member at Classical MPR.
Bill Morelock shares his thoughts as he prepares to step down from his full-time position as a staff member at Classical MPR. 'A certain time of life combined with a need to preserve a fragile way of thinking results in change of some sort,' Morelock writes. 'For me, a kind of retreat.'
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On this week's Top Score, Emily Reese visits the San Francisco Conservatory of Music to learn about its new Technology and Applied Composition (TAC) program and to hear performances by students.
On a recent trip to the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Emily stopped by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music to learn more about the new Technology and Applied Composition (TAC) program. Learn about and hear performances from the SFCM on this week's Top Score.
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Everyone knows the Major League Baseball walk-up music tradition. Classical-music lover and former baseball broadcaster Ward Jacobson imagines the classical walk-up tracks for nine of baseball's greatest stars of all time.
Classical music host and former baseball broadcaster Ward Jacobson ponders classical-music walk-up tracks for a lineup of baseball's greatest stars.
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On this week's Learning to Listen, Emily Reese spotlights works commissioned by generous patrons of the arts. Listen Monday at noon.
On this week's Learning to Listen, hear stories about the relationships between patrons and composers, with music by Wagner, Corelli and more.
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