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In memoriam: Classical host Bob Christiansen

Bob Christiansen

Classical radio host Bob Christiansen, who retired almost two years ago, has died after a long battle with cancer. Here's a tribute that Classical MPR ran after his last broadcast on Dec. 30, 2017 -- including audio from that program -- to honor his time with Classical MPR and American Public Media.

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New Classical Tracks: New York Polyphony premieres recently discovered works on 'Lamentationes'

This week on New Classical Tracks, New York Polyphony founding member Craig Phillips discusses the album 'Lamentationes,' which includes world premiere recordings of recently discovered works by Francisco de Penalosa. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the CD!