Join us Sunday, Sept. 23, for a free concert and reception as Minnesota Public Radio -- in conjunction with the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists -- salutes Michael Barone on his 50th anniversary with MPR and the 35th anniversary of his nationally syndicated 'Pipedreams' broadcast.
Take a break from the heavy stuff. Listen to our new Pops stream. Pops features the lighter side of classical music, from movie themes to modern favorites to crossover hits. If it feels at home on the stages of Boston or the Hollywood Bowl, you’ll hear it on Pops.
Join the new Facebook group My PT, a supportive and welcoming place for classical musicians of all abilities to see and hear what others are practicing. Each week, we post a new musical theme and ask group members to post a video of themselves playing a related piece. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a work in progress, we'd love to hear you play!
In 1871, one year after the premiere in Munich of Richard Wagner’s opera “Die Walküre,” a German-born American conductor named Theodore Thomas wrote to Wagner asking if he might perform some excerpts of this new work in the United States. Wagner turned him down, probably worried that loose...Episode details...
Researchers thought the rounded stones found in the desert were used to grind nuts or seeds. But one archaeologist says they are actually ancient musical instruments crafted out of rock. Read more about her fascinating discovery.
Tony Bennett and Diana Krall have released a new album of duets, 'Love Is Here to Stay,' featuring the timeless music of George and Ira Gershwin. NPR's Scott Simon sat down with the pair to discuss their collaboration.
Hispanic Heritage Month is getting underway and we're celebrating the musical side here at PT. On Monday's Performance Today, cellist Gabriel Cabezas joins us to talk about visibility, music, and his personal hero.