Luke Taylor

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The Minnesota Orchestra remembers Neville Marriner

In October 2016, the classical music world lost Neville Marriner, who died at home at the age of 92. Among many highlights in his career, Marriner had been the music director of the Minnesota Orchestra from 1978 to 1986. On Friday, Jan. 27, at 8 p.m., join host Brian Newhouse for the live broadcast of the Minnesota Orchestra's tribute concert to Neville Marriner. We've also assembled a slideshow of highlights from the late maestro's career.

Exploring Johnny Cash's little-known German tracks

In the late 1950s, Johnny Cash recorded a number of tracks translated into the German language for his label at the time, CBS Records. Although some of the tracks were released in the U.S. on a compilation in 1978, they are not widely known on this side of the Atlantic. 'Johnny Cash makes German sound a bit more musical, and it sounds perfectly natural coming out of his mouth,' says The Current's Bill DeVille. Listen to the tracks and get the back-story behind these songs.

Watch some music highlights from the latest APHC with Chris Thile

On his second show as host of 'A Prairie Home Companion,' Chris Thile, along with the First Call Radio Players and guests Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Anais Mitchell and John Hodgman rocked the Fitzgerald Theater and a listening audience with original music and with covers of the Modern Lovers, Ray Parker Jr., and John Williams. Watch some video highlights from the show, and hear the rebroadcast on The Current on Sunday at 10 p.m.