With Fred Child
An ecstatic exploration of classical music that’s aesthetically and uncompromisingly Black, with host Tesfa Wondemagegnehu.
Conductor Karina Canellakis returned Friday night to lead the Minnesota Orchestra alongside cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras in a program including music by Julia Perry, Richard Strauss and Sergei Rachmaninoff. Listen to the concert now.
As Russia invades Ukraine, our hearts and minds are with the Ukrainian people and their rich national and cultural history. Here are six works to celebrate their musical heritage, providing comfort in these difficult times.
Contralto Marian Anderson sang her way to the top. Despite racism and sexism, she found support from first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and sang at the Lincoln Memorial. Find out more in the latest episode of the 'Rhapsody in Black' podcast.
In this week’s New Classical Tracks, pianist Steven Beck celebrates composer George Walker by recording all of Walker’s piano sonatas in his new album, ‘George Walker: Five Piano Sonatas.’ Enter for a chance to win the CD!
“Jazz is America’s classical music.” Is that really true? With the hope of tearing down a fence or two, here are 10 prominent jazz performers who went beyond dabbling or slumming in classical music.
One of the best guitar virtuosos of the 19th century lived right here in the United States. Justin Holland arranged and composed music for the guitar that would be played by people across the nation. Some of that music has recently been recorded for the first time. Listen now.
Julie Amacher and Tesfa Wondemagegnehu host this special that presents a collection of powerful songs, stories and interviews with some of today's most acclaimed Black artists and scholars.
Richard Egarr returns to lead the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra in a delightful program of works from London, including pieces by Henry Purcell, William Lawes and Franz Joseph Haydn. Join host Steve Seel for YourClassical MPR’s live broadcast of the concert at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Justin Holland is not the first name that people think of when asked about the classical guitar. It might come as a surprise that one of the best guitar virtuosos of the 19th century was a free black Oberlin College graduate. Find out more in the latest episode of the 'Rhapsody in Black' podcast.