Monday, July 15, 2019, 1:30pm
"I have this magic six-string machine that takes pain and turns it into something beautiful," said musician Mary Gauthier, describing her process of turning trauma into redemptive music.
Thursday, July 11, 2019, 5:30pm
New double CD recorded live at Carnegie Hall featuring the music of Mozart, Fauré and Dvořák.
Friday, July 5, 2019, 9:15am
Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra under Ward Stare team up for a world premiere by Jennifer Higdon; the recording also includes a world premiere by Patrick Harlin and the Barber Symphony No. 1.
Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 1:20pm
July 20 marks the 50-year anniversary of the first humans on the moon, when Apollo 11 landed on the lunar surface. If you could pick a soundtrack to go with space travel, what would it include?
Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 6:10am
Now that summer is finally here, the WPR music staff has put together a collection of music that evokes the warm summer months.
Friday, June 28, 2019, 8:35am
Soundtrack from the documentary "Pavarotti" by Ron Howard.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:10am
For the Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers, variety is the spice of life. The Soldiers Grove-based duo of Nikki Grossman and Joe Hart came out with an album in 2018 titled, "Don't Think About Tomorrow Tonight."
Thursday, June 20, 2019, 1:40pm
Another installment in the cycle of Bruckner symphonies from the Gewandhaus Orchestra and their new conductor, Andris Nelsons.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 11:15am
Almost 700 people gathered on June 7 at Shannon Hall on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison to celebrate four decades of "Simply Folk" with a concert by three fantastic performers.
Thursday, June 13, 2019, 2:40pm
On this Father’s Day, it's good to take a moment to reflect on our experience of being a dad or having a dad, even if that father isn't around or the relationship is complicated. Music helps us do that in powerful ways.
Thursday, June 13, 2019, 11:10am
For more than 30 years, Midsummer’s Music has been brining chamber music to Door County. Its performances have included world premieres and feature world-class artists.
Thursday, June 13, 2019, 10:50am
Sacred choral music performed by the Choir of St. John's, Cambridge celebrates the 150th anniversary of the college chapel and the choir's 100th recording.
Thursday, June 6, 2019, 6:10pm
Scottish pianist Steven Osborne plays Beethoven's final three piano sonatas on a recording "Gramophone Magazine" calls "a magnificent achievement."
Thursday, May 30, 2019, 5:05pm
Violinist Bojan Čičić and the Illyria Consort perform three violin concertos by the enigmatic and unjustly obscure 18th century composer Giovanni Giornovich.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 3:55pm
For Amy Ray, the music started in church, or more particularly in church choir.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 12:35pm
Two symphonies by Florence Smith played by the Fort Smith Symphony under conductor John Jeter, one of them a world premiere recording
Friday, May 10, 2019, 11:50am
Conductor Jordi Savall brings together musicians of different faiths in a recording of early music from around the Mediterranean Sea.
Thursday, May 9, 2019, 10:25am
Join us for two productions by Madison Opera. Lori Skelton hosts these broadcast performances, which were recorded live at Overture Hall during the 2018-19 season.
Thursday, May 9, 2019, 9:30am
When Dom Flemons performed his song, "San Francisco Baby," at the 2014 Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival, the music sounded decades old, but the song was brand new.
Friday, May 3, 2019, 4:15pm
In the 1930s, African-American composers Margaret Bonds and Florence Price made some of the country's most interesting classical music. WPR host Stephanie Elkins tells us about their long friendship and why some of their work has only recently been published for the first time.