Longtime classical radio host Bob Christiansen, who retired almost two years ago, has died at 72 after a battle with cancer. Listen as Tom Crann and Bill Morelock remember him on All Things Considered and hear an excerpt from his last broadcast on Dec. 30, 2017, as we honor his time with Classical MPR and American Public Media.
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Fifty years ago, young people and their parents first took a walk down Sesame Street and met soon-to-be favorite characters Kermit the Frog, Cookie Monster, Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. Since then, the show 'Sesame Street' has become a cultural and educational phenomenon.
Indian classical artists Nirmala Rajasekar and Thanjavur K. Murugaboopathi help hosts Garrett McQueen and Scott Blankenship explore ‘the space between the notes.’ Watch their live performance of ‘The Joyful Dance of Shiva’!
This week on New Classical Tracks, New York Polyphony founding member Craig Phillips discusses the album 'Lamentationes,' which includes world premiere recordings of recently discovered works by Francisco de Penalosa. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the CD!
On this date in 1961, cellist Pablo Casals gave a chamber concert at the White House, at the invitation of President John F. Kennedy. The concert was given in honor of Governor Luis Muñoz of Puerto Rico, the home of Pablo Casals. Casals played works of Mendelssohn, Schumann and Couperin, with his...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!
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.