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Mozart's death is still so mysterious over two centuries later, that we couldn't help but do a Research Presentation about it. In this short, Dacia explores why his death is an unsolved mystery, and why we're still so fascinated by it. Intweeged? Hit play to find out more!
Classical Classroom, Episode 23: Bach’s materials – the world inside an Invention with Kurt Stallmann
Bach's Invention No. 1 contains an entire universe of music as we learn in this episode with Kurt Stallmann, Associate Professor of Music at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. It gets metaphysical up in here, you guys.
Classical music is seriously funny. Iconoclast Emeritus, professor, and former classical announcer Ira J. Black talks all about just how funny serious classical music can be. There are surprises, Dudley Moore, and um…more in our most hilarious episode yet.
All about the flute!! Joel Luks, CultureMap Houston editorial staffer and columnist, and classically trained flutist, teaches all about the history and surprising range of the dainty, lovely, badass, whale-sound-making, beatboxing flute. He takes us from "Carmen" to Mario Brothers (and a few other places in between).
Classical Classroom, Episode 20: Pt 2 of 2! Nixon in China & John Adams & minimalist opera (oh my!) with Michael Remson
Hear the second part of our conversation with composer, author, educator, and Executive Director of the American Festival for the Arts, Dr. Michael Remson, about John Adams' minimalist opera, Nixon in China! In this episode: Act 2, wherein we meet the ladies. You don't want to miss Mme. Mao yelling, opera-style.
Classical Classroom, Episode 19: Pt 1 of 2! Nixon in China & John Adams & minimalist opera (oh my!) with Michael Remson
All about Act 1 of John Adams' minimalist opera, Nixon in China! In this episode, the first part of our conversation with composer, author, educator, and Executive Director of the American Festival for the Arts, Dr. Michael Remson. World history, music history, and singing politicians?? This episode has pretty much everything you didn't know you'd been waiting for.
Classical Classroom, Episode 18: Why the clarinet is cat-like, & other fascinating clarinet facts with Alexandra Doyle
All things clarinet! In this episode, clarinetist, radio host, and Classical 91.7 MusicLab intern, Alexandra Doyle talks with Dacia. Among many things, we learn that auditioning may or may not make one pee one's pants. If you like reeds and/or David Bowie, you'll like this one.
Classical Classroom Research Presentation: Censored Classical Music – the most dangerous music in the world!
Time for a research presentation! In this short, Dacia explores the history of banned and censored classical music. And you thought classical music was just for elevators and nap time!
The history of the remix! In this episode, composer, jazz musician, lecturer, MusicLab intern (et cetera, et cetera…) Daniel Webbon chats with Dacia. As it turns out, Mozart was into remixing waaay before Run-DMC came along. This one's got everything from Gregorian chant to Shostakovich. You'll probably want to take notes.
Artists as entrepreneurs, Lady Gaga, horror movies, and Schubert! In this episode, concert pianist, author, lecturer, Huffington Post contributor, and probable superhero, Jade Simmons chats with Dacia about how Schubert's "Unfinished" Symphony changed her life.
Classical Classroom, Episode 15: Keith Weber on Agee’s existential crisis in Knoxville w/ Samuel Barber, & Eleanor Steber
Samuel Barber's "Knoxville: Summer of 1915", as sung by – no, not Bryan Adams – Eleanor Steber. In this episode, Keith Weber, Grammy-nominated Producer, Director of Music and Organist at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston, and Artistic Director of Grace Song, Inc., teaches Dacia about this all-American commissioned piece.
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