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Articles by Rex Levang

Bach's St. Matthew Passion Article

Listen to Classical MPR on April 3 at 10 a.m. for a Good Friday special: Belgian conductor Philippe Herreweghe leads a performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion. Alison Young hosts the broadcast.

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Morning Glories: Holy Week and Passover Article

This is the week when millions around the world will begin the observance of Holy Week and Passover. Our Morning Glories all draw on faith traditions, each in its own way. We'll begin with four new releases, and end the week with the mighty St. Matthew Passion. Listen each weekday at 10 a.m.

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Morning Glories: Music by Women Article

This week on Morning Glories, we'll celebrate five women who, sometimes despite long odds, have made vibrant contributions to the musical world around them.

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Morning Glories: King's College Choir Article

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, is one of the world's famous choirs. On Monday, March 23, the Choir will make an appearance in St. Paul, Minn., as part of Classical MPR's Choral Series. This week on Morning Glories, we'll look forward to their arrival with five pieces that reach from the Renaissance to the 20th century.

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Met Opera: Carmen Article

"Carmen" airs Saturday, March 7, at noon, on Classical MPR. Elina Garanca stars in the leading role of the ill-fated temptress in this Richard Eyre production.

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Morning Glories: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Article

This week, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra inaugurates a new chapter in its history. The SPCO stays at the Ordway in downtown St. Paul, but now they'll be playing in the brand-new Concert Hall -- a visually and acoustically striking space, specially designed to complement the sound and intimacy of a chamber orchestra. On Morning Glories, we'll join in the celebration with five SPCO performances, in recordings from the archive of Classical Minnesota Public Radio.

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Morning Glories: Fairy Tales Article

Fairy tales, with their atmosphere of enchantment and mystery, have inspired many artists. This week on Morning Glories, we'll hear from five composers who tell us what happened, once upon a time.

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Morning Glories: Music in the Movies Article

As the Oscars approach, we'll offer five Morning Glories that remind us what a powerful contribution music makes to the movies. Listen each weekday at 10 a.m.

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