Classical Notes

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Personal perspectives on the world of classical music.

Located: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Lara Downes Goldberg Reimagined CD Giveaway on Feb 6, 2012Thirteen new "re-imaginings" of Bach's Goldberg Variations, including works by Jennifer Higdon, Lukas Foss, David del Tredici, William Bolcom, Fred Hersch and Derek Bermel. These brilliant contemporary voices invoke the Goldbergs in broadly...



The Short Version: The Blue Train on Feb 6, 2012The men who did the fighting in France -- 1914-1918 -- may have been glad enough to escape the Continent. But among civilians, the four-year war-quarantine on the British home front created a mania for travel, preferably to hot places.



Awesome review in the Times for the Minn Orch on Feb 2, 2012Maybe it's like asking Dir Edmund Hilary why he climbed Everest? "Because it is there!" Vanska recorded Sibelius on the same label a number of years ago in Finland and now he does it again - and was it worth...



Brooklyn Rider and Beethoven on Feb 1, 2012Colin, Eric, Johnny and Nick meet Ludwig van Beethoven...



Roll Credits: 01/30/2012 on Jan 31, 2012 in Programs, Roll Credits, playlistListen Playlist: Rachel Portman - Emma Prague Philharmonic - Silva 6018 Elmer Bernstein - The Great Escape -Royal Philharmonic Pops - Denon 75288 Paul Anka - The Longest Day: March -Cincinnati Pops - Telarc 80175 John Williams - The...



On the Air This Week on Jan 31, 2012 in On the airHighlights from Feb. 1 to 7 Wednesday, noon: Music with Minnesotans: Writer and director Joan Potter Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight Friday, 8 pm: Minnesota Orchestra plays Beethoven and Sibelius Saturday, noon: Metropolitan Opera: Donizetti'...