Contralto Marian Anderson sang her way to the top. Despite racism and sexism, she found support from first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and sang at the Lincoln Memorial. Find out more in the latest episode of the 'Rhapsody in Black' podcast.
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In this week’s New Classical Tracks, pianist Steven Beck celebrates composer George Walker by recording all of Walker’s piano sonatas in his new album, ‘George Walker: Five Piano Sonatas.’ Enter for a chance to win the CD!
Julie Amacher and Tesfa Wondemagegnehu host this special that presents a collection of powerful songs, stories and interviews with some of today's most acclaimed Black artists and scholars.
In this week’s New Classical Tracks, violinist Francesca Anderegg explores works from composers that represent the Americas in her new album, ‘Brave New Worlds: Music from the Americas.’
A contemporary brass band that grew out of one of Nashville's historically Black universities is helping to expand the lost musical identity of the country capital.
Jon Appleton, who helped develop the digital synthesizer, has died. He was an innovator in what he called "electro-acoustic music," using effects to reshape natural sounds and field recordings.
As MPR’s Winter Drive begins to pick up steam, the hosts at YourClassical MPR share memorable moments and goofy gaffes of their many years at Minnesota Public Radio for Throwback Thursday. Listen now!
In this week’s New Classical Tracks, Pianist Marc-André Hamelin shares his love for Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach in his new two-CD compilation, ‘Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Sonatas & Rondos.’