'Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors' aired on NBC; Otis Redding and several members of his band died when their plane crashed into a lake near Madison, Wisconsin; Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson started a six week run at No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart with "Say Say Say"; and Meg White was born, Today in Music History.
In a career -- and personal life -- loaded with enough drama to fuel an opera, Kanye West is finally presenting one. Or at least that's what he tweeted Sunday, announcing a performance of 'Nebuchadnezzar' at the Hollywood Bowl on Nov. 24.
Instead of a eulogy for his longtime on-air partner and friend Bob Christiansen, who died recently, classical host Bill Morelock presents an elegy in Christiansen's own words. Plus, relive their award-winning show 'Bob and Bill' by listening to a classic episode.
Welcome to Classical Kids Storytime! Today's story is all about a young woman who has many names all around the world, but you probably know her best as Cinderella. Our classical version is based on Rossini's famous opera and features illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
Back in the fall of 2010, flutist Karen Baumgartner was Minnesota Varsity's very first entrant. Karen is now a professional musician and flute instructor, and she's shared with us her thoughtful and inspiring essay about how her early striving for a career in music has evolved over the years to encompass a wider and more meaningful world view.
Join host Andrea Blain for Classical MPR's live broadcast of Minnesota Opera's production of Gioachino Rossini's 'The Barber of Seville' at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. As a preview, listen now to a performance chat with some of the production's major players.