Articles by Michael Barone

Onetime Classical MPR host Bill Parker dies Article

Bill Parker, a popular host at Classical Minnesota Public Radio in the 1970s and '80s, died on Jan. 15. Host Michael Barone fondly recalls Parker's time at MPR and working with him.

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Before Bach's Birthday Bash Article

On Saturday, March 18, 2017, we'll celebrate the 332nd birthday of Baroque master, Johann Sebastian Bach, with a day-long Before Bach's Birthday Bash!

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A Before Bach's Birthday Bash Article

On Saturday, March 19, 2016, we'll celebrate the 331st birthday of Baroque master, Johann Sebastian Bach, with a day-long Before Bach's Birthday Bash!

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Remembering David Willcocks Article

On Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, at 1 p.m. Central, the Memorial Concert for Sir David Willcocks will air on our Choral Stream. Willcocks, who died in September at age 95, was one of the great choral directors of King's College, Cambridge. Classical host Michael Barone reflects on the life and music of Willcocks.

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Remembering Organist and Music Director John Gavin Scott Article

John Gavin Scott -- director of music at St. Thomas Church, New York City, and one of the world's most highly regarded musicians, organists, and choral conductors -- passed away this week at the age of 59. Michael Barone remembers Scott's extraordinary career and lasting legacy in this heartfelt tribute.

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A conversation with Andrew Carwood Article

Director of Music at St Paul's Cathedral, London, since 2007, Andrew Carwood has been conducting choirs since he was 16 years old. He recently described what it's like to sing at St. Paul's Cathedral and the music program he oversees there. "It's very exciting for me," he says. "I like to encourage the boys to sing as well as they possibly can."

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La musica bonita del Cuarteto Latinoamericano Article

Dedicated to the works of Latin American composers, the Cuarteto Latinoamericano will be performing in St. Cloud, Minn., this weekend. Michael Barone chatted with violinist Saul Bitran shortly after he arrived at the MSP airport.

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