Nanette Goldman, professor of classics at Macalester College, faces all of life's experiences with determination and not a little joy. Her playlist both classic and modern. Nanette is Steve Staruch's guest on this week's Music with Minnesotans.
Composers Libby Larsen and Carol Barnett help celebrate the 40th anniversary of the American Composers Forum. They visit with Classical MPR host Steve Staruch to share some of their favorite pieces.
Stories from the "front lines" of public relations and favorite classical movie soundtracks will have you singin' in the rain with PR specialist, Sara Lien Edelman.
Jim Zieba is an electrician with the city of St. Paul, Minn. His job is to make sure all those traffic lights turn smoothly from stop to go and back again. Jim is also a fine pianist. He shares some of his favorite pieces of music in this interview.
This week, we present a special episode of Music with Minnesotans. Composer Dominick Argento, with poet Pat Solstad and music director Dale Warland, join Steve Staruch to chat about Argento's newest work, Seasons, which was premiered at the Minnesota Beethoven Festival this past summer.
Mark Scannell will tell you he doesn't know a great deal about plumbing, but he know how to relate to people. Handel's Water Music (and more) is on the playlist of this former plumbing company manager.
'I'm an insatiable fan of Chopin's chromaticism!' enthuses composer Gary Rue, creator of more than 75 music-theater scores. Chopin's music is front and center in Gary's personal playlist.
George Calger is an actor, singer and photographer. He doesn't just listen to music; he explores it! The music is one of a number of resources he draws on to enhance his acting work. George is Steve Staruch's guest on this week's Music with Minnesotans.
Patricia Connors is the director of choral activities at St. Catherine University in St. Paul. Her playlist is a combination of the new, the classic and the surprising. Patricia is Steve Staruch's guest on this week's Music with Minnesotans.