Vermont Public Radio

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Listener-supported Vermont Public Radio has been serving the people of Vermont and the surrounding region since 1977. As Vermont's only statewide public radio network, VPR is a trusted and independent source for news, music, conversation, NPR programming, and much more. For more information about VPR News and VPR Classical, a list of frequencies and streaming audio from all of VPR's services, visit VPR.org.

Series

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40 Pieces

Take a journey into the events, characters and concepts that shaped our Western musical tradition.

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6 Pieces

Vermonters share their stories, wisdom and laughter; recorded in the StoryCorps Mobile Recording Booth

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2 Pieces

In this two-part investigative report, Vermont Public Radio examines the circumstances surrounding the suspension of an African-American senior on allegations he intruded into other student rooms at Middlebury College. The senior sued the college to get his diploma and said that race was involved in his suspension. A Vermont court later ruled in favor of the college.


Latest Pieces

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The years 1813 to 1816 were a dry period for Beethoven. He was wrestling with his health and with his family. His brother, Casper, had passed away ...

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At the dawning of the 19th Century Beethoven had not given up hope that his doctors would find a treatment to reverse his hearing loss. His condit...

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Ludwig van Beethoven has been called the most admired composer in all of music history. His legacy stands as a monument for the entire 19th Centur...

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Muzio Clementi was called the “father of the pianoforte”. He earned this title, not because he played the instrument first, but because he played ...

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The rise of the American and French Revolutions were signs of deep changes in the Western world in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Not on...

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Even if you’re not that familiar with classical music you still know the name Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and can probably hum a few of his tunes. His...

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The word symphony is one of the most iconic musical terms, but what makes a piece of music a symphony? The term itself is a compound word with Gre...

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Franz Joseph Haydn is a towering figure of the Classical era. He didn’t just mimic the changes of the late 18th century, in a large way, his music...

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The Age of Enlightenment in the 18th Century called into question the powers of the monarchy and religious dogma. There was an emphasis on scienti...

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The death of J.S. Bach in 1750 has traditionally been regarded as the end of the Baroque Period. The well-known Classical era (of Haydn, Mozart an...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2020
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