Brian Eno's work speaks to open-minded classical listeners

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British musician Brian Eno in 2013. Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images
1hr : Brian Eno: Theory and Practice

Brian Eno made his primary fame in rock music, but to consider him simply a "rock producer" is one of the biggest mistakes you could make. His influence on subsequent generations of musical free-thinkers in classical, jazz, electronic, and avant-garde music has been incalculable.

In 2010, I sat down with Brian Eno for an hourlong conversation when Eno was in Minneapolis for a lecture at the Walker Art Center. The result was this special, "Brian Eno: Theory and Practice," which originally aired that same year. Listening to our conversation, one is reminded how Eno is one of music's most refreshing and entertaining scholars and conceptual thinkers.

Whether you're an open-minded classical listener, a fan of adventurous rock, or just fascinated by big ideas and refreshing perspectives, you'll likely find the program an insightful window into the career of a man who has had a major hand in the blending of genres and breaking down of barriers between "high" and "low" art, rock and classical, east and west, and past and present.