Music with Minnesotans

Smartypants with a Romantic Heart

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Lileks on MwM


September 08, 2015

He's a novelist, a columnist and a professional smarty-pants. It's not that James Lileks sees different things than you or me, he just sees them differently. Lileks is Steve Staruch's guest on Music with Minnesotans. He'll share a playlist that is as quirky and wide-ranging as his Star Tribune column. He's a smarty-pants with a romantic heart.

Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 (excerpt) with the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Herbert von Karajan. DG 415277

Gershwin: Concerto in F (excerpt) with pianist/conductor Andrew Litton with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Virgin Classics 59693

Ravel: "Forlane" from Le Tombeau de Couperin with the SPCO conducted by Hugh Wolff. Teldec 74006

Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 (excerpt) with the Minnesota orchestra conducted by Osmo Vanska. BIS 1986

Holsapple: Symphony No. 1 (excerpt) from a concert performance given by the Minnesota Youth Symphonies (MYS) conducted by Manny Laureano. (MYS archives)