Classical Classroom, Episode 113: Rufus Wainwright On Composing Traditional Opera For A Modern World
The singer-songwriter and opera composer talks about composing traditional opera in contemporary music world.
Classical Classroom, Episode 8: Wesley Horner On Bach’s B Minor Mass, The Sound Of Heaven, And Classical Music Mosh Pits
Learn the secret of appreciating classical music (hint: it’s not all that secret).
Classical Classroom, Episode 112: The Ugly Christmas Sweaters Of Classical Music, With Alecia Lawyer
There’s a lot of beautiful Christmas music out there. This isn’t it. Learn what makes bad Christmas music bad in this episode.
Classical Classroom, Episode 31: The Music Of Hanukkah (Chanuka? Hanuka?) With Cantor Benjamin Matis
It’s the last day of Hanukkah. Celebrate one last time by learning about the music of Hanukkah in this episode of Classical Classroom.
Best friends with Chopin, hung out with Liszt, played for King Louis-Philippe. Never heard of him?
A beat-boxing Norwegian tuba player talks about this misunderstood instrument.
The story of the making of a piece of classical music, from instruments to performance.
Richard Scerbo proves that story is such a powerful force, it doesn’t need words.
The violinist “Serenades” with her dulcet tones in this episode.
Learn about two of Menotti’s operas – one dark and twisted, one not unlike an episode of “I Love Lucy”.
Bonus Bachtoberfest episode with a side of scary.
What did Bach’s second wife lend to the manuscripts of his Cello Suites? According to Matt Haimovitz, a lot.
Hey there! Glad you made it.
There are no dumb questions here – only uninformed ones asked with inexplicable confidence. And panache!