Classical Notes®

Notes and musings on Classical Music in the media and beyond by hosts and staff at Classical Minnesota Public Radio.

Band class and the teenage brain

Austin High School Wind Ensemble (Courtesy of the ensemble) 

Click on Classical: Listening to women, hot new tracks, recording da Vinci’s piano

Pianist tries Kickstarter to fund planned album on Leonardo Da Vinci instrument

French violinist/engineer designs the 3Dvarius

Click on Classical: Shape note singing, minimalism debated, vocalists learning from instrumentalists

Enhancing General Music through the Ukulele

Click on Classical: Saving the earth, saving the bassoon

Climate change: set to string quartet

Bassoonist sets out to ‘Save the Bassoon’

Lyricist Tim Rice shares advice for aspiring artists: ‘You’ve got to be quite enthusiastic’

Click on Classical: Beds in the concert hall, Horner’s last score, and why we sing

An erhu master takes on the ‘Queen of the Night’