With Fred Child
An ecstatic exploration of classical music that’s aesthetically and uncompromisingly Black, with host Tesfa Wondemagegnehu.
Conductor Xian Zhang returned to Orchestra Hall to conduct music of beauty and nostalgia. The program included Qigang Chen and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, as well as Carl Nielsen’s Flute Concerto performed by principal flute Adam Kuenzel. Listen to the concert now.
Music from some of the great, and lesser, known, horse films: Seabiscuit, Black Beauty, Hildago and a surprise ending.
A decade ago, Costanzo had surgery that threatened to destroy his singing voice. Now he stars as a gender-fluid Egyptian pharaoh in the Met Opera's production. Originally broadcast Oct. 7, 2019.
Featuring some of the most popular music ever to grace the opera stage, Minnesota Opera’s ‘Carmen’ brings every aspect of Georges Bizet’s thrilling tale to life, from its tantalizing beginning to its devastating climax. Listen to audio from YourClassical MPR’s recent broadcast now.
Friday the 13th is steeped in superstition. From the eerie, the strange and even the paranormal, the unlucky day leaves some people on edge. For Friday the 13th, enjoy six spooky classical works from or inspired by scary Hollywood classics.
Singer Paul Robeson had a commanding physical presence, but it was his intense bass voice that led him to popularity. His successful career as an actor, singer and Socialist activist came to an end during the Cold War. Find out more in the latest episode of the 'Rhapsody in Black' podcast.
In this week’s New Classical Tracks, Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes says he loves to do deep dives into the lives of composers. He explores Mozart’s life for the second time on his latest album, ‘Mozart Momentum: 1786.’ Enter for a chance to win a CD!
A composer, performer and installation artist from the Navajo Nation, Chacon's winning piece, Voiceless Mass, was composed for chamber orchestra and a specific Milwaukee pipe organ.
Classical host Andrea Blain is leaving after more than seven years with our listeners to return to Ireland. Find out what she’ll miss most about hosting and what she has planned for the future. (Hint: You’ll be hearing her again soon on YourClassical MPR.)