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Classical 91.7 audio librarian, Dacia Clay has a secret: she knows next to nothing about classical music. But she wants to learn! In each episode of the Classical Classroom, classical music pros give her "homework assignments." You'll learn about everything from bel canto aria to the use of leitmotif in the score to Star Wars. Come learn with us in the Classical Classroom.

Classical 91.7 audio librarian, Dacia Clay has a secret: she knows next to nothing about classical music. But she wants to learn! In each episode of the Classical Classroom, classical music pros give her "homework assignments." You'll learn about everything from bel canto aria to the use of leitmotif in the score to Star Wars. Come learn with us in the Classical Classroom.
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Classical 91.7 audio librarian, Dacia Clay has a secret: she knows next to nothing about classical music. But she wants to learn! In each episode of the Classical Classroom, classical music pros give her "homework assignments." You'll learn about everything from bel canto aria to the use of leitmotif in the score to Star Wars. Come learn with us in the Classical Classroom.

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Episodes

Classical Classroom, Episode 116: John Luther Adams Swims Through “Become Ocean” (rerun)

9/11/2017
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Since parts of our fair city of Houston and basically the entire state of Florida look an awful lot like the ocean right now, we thought it would be a good time to revisit this Classroom episode about John Luther Adams' Become Ocean, a powerful piece about the many personalities of water and the ocean. Big, big love to our fellow Houstonians who were affected by Harvey, and lots of love to our neighbors in Florida and everyone else dealing with the impact of Irma. You are in our thoughts....

Duration: 00:30:38


Classical Classroom, Episode 64: Journey To The Symphony’s Center (rerun)

8/21/2017
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Composer Peter Boyer goes deep into the core of his Symphony No. 1 in a tell-all of the composer's creative process.

Duration: 00:42:36


Classical Classroom, Episode 41: Pretty Pattern Preludes With Karim Al-Zand (rerun)

8/15/2017
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Composer Karim Al-Zand teaches about tiny pieces of music by which classical music newbies can get to know a composer’s style.

Duration: 00:34:45


Classical Classroom, Episode 48: The Texas Tenors Teach Tenor Types (rerun)

8/7/2017
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What types of tenor would a tenor type teach if a tenor type could teach tenor? JC Fisher and John Hagen of the Texas Tenors tell all...about tenor voice.

Duration: 00:33:33


Classical Classroom, Episode 63: The Trumpet Lesson (with video)

7/25/2017
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It’s a bird dying! No! It’s our host, playing the trumpet! George Chase and Jason Adams of the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra teach you all about the trumpet while giving Dacia a lesson.

Duration: 00:24:31


Classical Classroom, Ep. 173: Mozart’s Death Demystified (No Really!), With Robert Greenberg

7/17/2017
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Great Courses professor Dr. Robert Greenberg demystifies the death of Mozart - for reals this time! Spoiler alert: the cause of death will totally underwhelm you.

Duration: 00:28:48


Classical Classroom, Episode 69: The Kids Are Alright, With Missy Mazzoli (RR)

7/10/2017
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Worried about the future of classical music? Listen to this chat with composer and performer Missy Mazzoli and turn that frown upside down.

Duration: 00:35:29


Classical Classroom, Episode 70: Piano Vs. Orchestra, With Jon Kimura Parker

6/27/2017
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A behind-the-scenes look at what it means to be a guest soloist with an orchestra with Jon Kimura Parker.

Duration: 00:35:42


Classical Classroom, Ep. 172: Pine On Paganini

6/19/2017
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Learn about about virtuoso from a virtuosa. Rachel Barton Pine schools us on Paganini.

Duration: 00:28:16


Classical Classroom, Episode 72: You Don’t Know Fifth! With Emily Reese

6/12/2017
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Think you know Beethoven 5? Think again! Emily Reese schools us all.

Duration: 00:40:20


Classical Classroom, Ep. 171: Strange Loop, With Jessica Meyer

6/5/2017
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Violist, composer, and educator Jessica Meyer has a unique story in the classical music world; it starts with a viola, and ends with a viola, but goes a lot of unpredictable places in between. Hear the story of her creative journey from focused specialist to Renaissance woman, and hear some of her incredible music along the way.

Duration: 00:45:16


Classical Classroom, Ep. 170: Fabien On Felix (Mendelssohn, That Is)

5/30/2017
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Who was Felix Mendelssohn (and why should we care)? Conductor Fabien Gabel discusses.

Duration: 00:31:01


Classical Classroom, Episode 52: Inside A Boléro With Howard Pollack

5/22/2017
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Howard Pollack explains Ravel's Boléro. Howard Pollack explains Ravel's Boléro. Howard Pollack explains Ravel's Boléro. Howard Pollack explains Ravel's Boléro.

Duration: 00:42:02


Classical Classroom, Episode 83: Nico Muhly Speaks Volumes About Listening To New Classical Music

5/8/2017
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How is listening to new classical music different than listening to classical classics?

Duration: 00:25:55


Classical Classroom, Episode 40: Simone Dinnerstein Goes Bachpacking

5/1/2017
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Pianist Simone Dinnerstein talks about her educational initiative, Bachpacking.

Duration: 00:29:47


Classical Classroom, Episode 26: Ragging On Chopin With Richard Dowling

4/26/2017
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How ragtime killed the classical star.

Duration: 00:36:29


Classical Classroom MusicWorks, Ep. 167: Craig Hella Johnson, Activism In Classical Music (Part 2)

4/10/2017
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Composer Craig Hella Johnson talks about his Grammy-nominated choral work, "Considering Matthew Shepard," and about activism in the classical music world.

Duration: 00:33:42


Classical Classroom, Ep. 166: A Fool For Renaissance Music Talks Period Instruments

4/1/2017
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A special guest talks about and (sort of) plays instruments (allegedly) from the Renaissance period.

Duration: 00:18:01


Classical Classroom MusicWorks, Ep. 165: Amanda Gookin - Activism In Classical Music (Part 1)

3/27/2017
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Cellist Amanda Gookin talks about using classical music in activism, and her Forward Music Project. Part 1 of a two-part series about activism in classical music.

Duration: 00:42:40


Classical Classroom, Ep 118: Alisa Weilerstein On The Romance Of Rachmaninov

3/20/2017
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Cellist Alisa Weilerstein’s gives an introduction to the music of Sergey Rachmaninov.

Duration: 00:24:10

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