Classical Notes®

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

Click on Classical: Badlands, band, and Brahms


Band class and the teenage brain

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