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Saint Paul, MN

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Host Julie Amacher provides an in-depth exploration of a new classical music release each week.

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English

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480 Cedar Street St. Paul, MN 55101 1-800-228-7123


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Pianist Shai Wosner improvises on some of his favorite works

9/20/2017
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"There's a wonderful term in French when they say a premiere of a piece, they say creation. They say it was created, you know, on such-and-such day. And I think that's relevant for every time the piece is played - you're creating it. And I think the fact that it's not the same every time is what makes it so exciting." On his new recording, 'Impromptu,' Israeli-born pianist Shai Wosner puts this idea to the test, as he improvises on works by some of his favorite composers.

Duration: 00:27:13


The Minnesota Orchestra and Mahler

9/13/2017
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It all began with Beethoven. When that symphony cycle was complete, Finnish conductor Osmo Vanska forged a new cycle of critically acclaimed Sibelius Symphonies. The second recording in that series earned Osmo Vanska and the Minnesota Orchestra a Grammy Award in 2014 for Best Orchestral Performance. Music Director Osmo Vanska says these two earlier recording projects helped to set the stage for their latest endeavor, a complete cycle of symphony recordings by the late great Romantic,...

Duration: 00:04:58


Tippet Rise: masterful music in the Montana mountains

9/6/2017
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The Montana arts center and music venue, Tippet Rise, has released an album of highlights from its music festival's inaugural season. Christopher O'Riley, pianist and the festival's artistic director, talks about a new album of musical highlights from the festival.

Duration: 00:17:10


Yekwon Sunwoo celebrates a gold-medal performance

8/30/2017
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Yekwon Sunwoo took the Gold Medal at the 2017 International Van Cliburn competition. The first Van Cliburn winner from South Korea, Yekwon Sunwoo has released the live album of his award-winning performance.

Duration: 00:16:03


Stephen Edwards' Requiem for My Mother (extended)

8/22/2017
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Stephen Edwards' Requiem for My Mother (extended)

Duration: 00:34:00


Simone Dinnerstein meets Mozart in Havana

8/16/2017
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What if Mozart went to Havana? Simone Dinnerstein decided to find out. Dinnerstein traveled to Cuba at the invitation of Solomon Mikowsky -- the result of which is a recording of works by Mozart with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra.

Duration: 00:13:38


Avi Avital continues to stretch musical boundaries

8/9/2017
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On his latest recording, mandolinist Avi Avital dives into his Israeli roots exploring his Moroccan ancestry. He says it's the nature of his instrument that allows him to stretch beyond musical boundaries.

Duration: 00:31:11


Shai Wosner improvises with some of his favorite composers

8/2/2017
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On his new recording, 'Impromptu,' Israeli-born pianist Shai Wosner improvises on works by some of his favorite composers: Schubert, Chopin, Beethoven, Liszt, Dvorak, Gershwin and Ives.

Duration: 00:27:13


Leonard Slatkin completes another Copland

7/26/2017
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As he prepares for his 10th and final season as music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin is excited to release another recording in their Copland cycle.

Duration: 00:28:43


Minnesota Orchestra masters Mahler

7/19/2017
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Following successful recordings of works by Beethoven and Sibelius, the on-a-roll Minnesota Orchestra made a recording of Mahler's demanding Symphony No. 5. 'If the music is good enough,' says Music Director Osmo Vanska, 'you are ready to even suffer because of that.'

Duration: 00:04:58


Wu Han records at 'a magical place'

7/12/2017
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The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center recorded an album at Shaker Village in Kentucky. 'It's a magical place,' says Artistic Director Wu Han. 'It's a place where people search for a renewal of spirit.'

Duration: 00:30:20


Rachel Barton Pine makes her violin sing

7/5/2017
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A fan of Niccolo Pagaini since she was a child, Rachel Barton Pine released all of the Paganini Caprices on a new recording she calls, 'Bel Canto,' which means 'beautiful singing.' Hear more about the new recording, about Rachel's longtime fascination with Pagaini, and how Rachel's husband lent an idea for rehearsal, all in this New Classical Tracks extended podcast.

Duration: 00:27:08


A new collection of Bach Trios from Yo-Yo Ma and friends

6/27/2017
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Yo-Yo Ma has been part of the classical musical evolution for decades. His exploration continues with a new recording of Bach Trios featuring the unusual combination of cello, double bass and mandolin. Yo-Yo Ma says he's thrilled to be joined by the genius of Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile.

Duration: 00:04:59


Howard Shore on composing for film, TV and the concert hall

6/21/2017
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Howard Shore has recorded and composed music for about 80 films, including J.R.R. Tolkien's massive trilogy, 'The Lord of the Rings.' These days, Shore says he's writing more concert music, and he's just released a new recording featuring two of his concertos. In this extended podcast, Shore talks about composing music for the Lord of The Rings Trilogy, his work during the early days of Saturday Night Live, and more.

Duration: 00:23:17


Alexandre Tharaud revels in Rachmaninoff

6/7/2017
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With the release of his most recent recording, 'Tharaud plays Rachmaninov,' French pianist Alexandre Tharaud invites you into his childhood dream.

Duration: 00:04:59


Anne-Sophie Mutter - Mutterissimo (extended version)

5/31/2017
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One of the greatest violinists of our time is celebrating her 40th anniversary as a performer. So, what, you might be thinking, surprises Anne-Sophie Mutter the most about this accomplishment? "That there is so my repertoire out there that I haven't started yet!" she says. In this extended podcast, learn more about the new recording, and hear Anne-Sophie talk about her 40-year career; the golden shoes that affected the way she performs today; and her foundation which supports young artists.

Duration: 00:21:08


New Classical Tracks: Simone Dinnerstein, 'Mozart in Havana'

5/24/2017
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New Classical Tracks: Simone Dinnerstein, 'Mozart in Havana'

Duration: 00:13:38


Simone Dinnerstein meets Mozart in Havana

5/24/2017
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What if Mozart went to Havana? Simone Dinnerstein decided to find out. Dinnerstein traveled to Cuba at the invitation of Solomon Mikowsky -- the result of which is a recording of works by Mozart with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra.

Duration: 00:13:38


Emerson String Quartet celebrate Purcell and Britten

5/17/2017
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On this new recording, the Emerson String Quartet explore the affinity between two of England's best-known composers, Henry Purcell and Benjamin Britten. It's hard to believe this music spans almost three centuries.

Duration: 00:04:59


Imagination leads The Knights to capture Golijov's Azul

5/10/2017
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The power of the arts lies in the imagination of artists like Osvaldo Golijov and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Their creative minds -- combined with those in the Brooklyn-based ensemble, The Knights -- helped to create the wonder and the beauty found on a new recording named for Golijov's transcendent piece, 'Azul.'

Duration: 00:04:58

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