'New Clothes' for a new year! A vain emperor gets more than he bargained for when two weavers promise to make him a suit with special powers. Listen to 'The Emperor's New Clothes,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music by George Frideric Handel and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
This week on the Daily Download, we're featuring chamber music to celebrate our new Chamber Music Stream! Get a free MP3 of Emilie Mayer - String Quartet: III. Adagio con molta espressione. And don't forget to sign up for the Daily Download newsletter to get a bonus download of Tchaikovsky's '1812 Overture' - and so you never miss a free classical track!
Join friends and fans of Minnesota Public Radio and the Minnesota Orchestra for a historic cruise down the Blue Danube next fall with Classical MPR host Brian Newhouse and violinists Natsuki Kumagai and Michael Sutton.
In the latest episode of Trilloquy, commercial composer Will Van De Crommert chats with hosts Garrett McQueen and Scott Blankenship about what it means to create music for film, television, web and advertising.
On this day in 1946, Igor Stravinsky conducted the New York Philharmonic in the first performance of his “Symphony in Three Movements,” a work inspired in part by World War II newsreels.
“Each episode in the Symphony,” Stravinsky wrote, “is linked in my imagination with a specific...Episode details...
We all have our favorite pieces of classical music, favorite composers, and musical moments we'll never forget. Have you ever wanted to share those moments with other classical music lovers? Well, here's your chance!
Ever played that game using the letters of musical notes to spell words? Composer Belinda Reynolds used that idea when she wrote a piece for piano and two marimbas. On today's show, it's a musical spelling game: "Play" by Belinda Reynolds.