Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 3:30pm
We talk with one of the members of Graminy, an award-winning Wisconsin musical group that blends classical and bluegrass. They touch on themes like the environment, cultural events, and the feel of the Midwest.
Thursday, August 29, 2019, 10:00am
Violinist Nicola Benedetti has released a new recording featuring two world premieres, both composed for her by legendary jazz musician Wynton Marsalis.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 2:45pm
Alt-folk musician Simon Balto talks about his songwriting while in the WPR studio for a 2014 "Simply Folk" interview with Stephanie Elkins.
Friday, August 23, 2019, 10:00am
Composer Michael Torke has a new recording featuring four concertos: one each for violin, bassoon, clarinet and oboe.
Friday, August 23, 2019, 9:35am
Late summer brings us overflowing vegetable gardens, crops nearing harvest time and also plenty of crawling and buzzing things. There’s lots of great music inspired by our summertime companions. The WPR Music Staff has put together a fun list of things to listen to, including some interesting pieces that might be new discoveries for many of us.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 12:55pm
When so often the latest thing is considered the greatest thing, Eilen Jewell prefers her music with the word "early" in front of it.
Friday, August 16, 2019, 10:00am
American cellist Bion Tsang performs the cello concertos by Antonín Dvořák and George Enescu, two emotional and dramatic works.
Friday, August 9, 2019, 10:00am
American classical guitarist Jason Vieaux and the Escher Quartet have released "Dance," a new recording that includes music by Boccherini, Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Kernis.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 12:00pm
Music lovers of all ages flocked to Saint Charles, Iowa, over the weekend for the fifth Hinterland Music Festival. Over the course of three days, headliners Hozier, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, and Brandi Carlile brought Hinterland its most impressive lineup yet.
Friday, August 2, 2019, 10:25am
Siblings Isata and Sheku Kanneh-Mason have each released a new recording: Isata's features the piano music of Clara Schumann and her brother Sheku's includes various cello pieces, from Shostakovich to Bob Marley.
Friday, July 26, 2019, 10:30am
Soprano Renée Fleming's new release includes lieder by Brahms and Schumann for voice and piano, and Mahler’s "Rückert-Lieder," performed with the Munich Philharmonic.
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.