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Mixed Company is written by Saint Paul Sunday staff, giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the show and the classical music they love. We welcome your online comments.

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April 15, 2005

Welcome to the new Mixed Company!

Hi and welcome to the Saint Paul Sunday column.

I work behind the scenes as the associate producer for the show. The idea for this column really came from all of you who listen to Saint Paul Sunday and write to us. Several times, a listener and I have written emails back and forth over an interesting point he or she noticed about the music. And several times I've thought, "if only I could connect Listener X with Listener Y… they'd have so much to talk about!"

Well, I hope that kind of conversation can happen here. So tell me. Do you ever compare notes with a friend about classical music?

Posted by Suzanne Schaffer at April 15, 2005 1:20 PM



I really enjoyed the show on sunday April 17,2005. Rache barton-pine is a real strong performer. So many of the new artists are just worried about the technical aspects that their music is just that. Technical correct, but no enthusiam behind the rendition. Rachel comes across as a performer who enjoys her playing and is sharing with the listener. SPS is a great show to preview new performers or performers that are not well known. I know I will be looking forward to much more from Rachel.

By Ernest LaChapelle at April 21, 2005 6:40 PM


Re comparing notes - I SO wanted to do that this morning after being awakened to the sublime sounds of Mozart played by the Chamber Society of Lincoln Center. Then McGlaughlin did his usual fascinating setup (for Bermel's Soul Garden) and I kept going back to what he said while listening, wishing my husband or daughter was present to discuss the music. I'm in a graduate program here in Reno, Nevada (where I hear Saint Paul on KUNR 88.7)but my family is in San Diego. Discovering your excellent show here back in January has been one of the few bright spots - thanks!

By Catherine McClain at April 24, 2005 12:41 PM


Love the new posting format. Much better than the old!!

By Josh Crockett at April 24, 2005 3:45 PM


I just wanted to say that I caught the last part of Saint Paul Sunday on April 10 on West Virginia Public Radio. The program was wonderful, beautiful, full of meaning – particularly the last piece “Plainscapes” by composer Pēteris Vasks and performed by Seattle Pro Musica. Thanks to that program, I now know of this wonderful Latvian composer and tracked down one of his CDs! Thank you so much for that program!!

By Jennifer at May 17, 2005 3:45 PM