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Great topic ideas from a listener, and why I should be more like Terry Gross

Ideas from listener Jim:

OK, here's a couple of ideas:
– Perfect pitch
– What's the latest on our understanding of the secrets of Stradivarius violins?  Materials, construction, techniques…
– Current trends in classical music
– Mozart's complex simplicity
– History of the Houston Symphony

Thought: I have never been able to figure out what your first name is.  A lot of the NPR announcers are playing 'branding' games with the way they say their names and/or the names of their shows – the most notable example being the stylistic way Gross says 'Fresh Air.'  Maybe consider how quickly you do (or do not) say your name and the name of your show.

– Jim

July 15, 2013

More orchestral instruments, please!


Hi there Dacia!

I found this production on iTunes. One episode I liked in particular was Episode 10 with Alecia Lawyer in which she guides us through several passages important to the oboe. I think it would be neat to have a many more episodes like this for all of the major orchestral instruments. Are there any more episodes like this in the pipeline?

– Matthew F.

July 9, 2013

Query from a Canadian on Canada Day!


Hi Dacia,

I just want to say THANK YOU from Toronto, Canada. I recently found your podcast and absolutely love the sessions! I'm not sure if this is possible but I think it would be really useful to know what piece we'd be learning about next time. That way I can prepare as you do.

Looking forward to your sessions!


July 1, 2013

Hey there! Glad you made it.

There are no dumb questions here – only uninformed ones asked with inexplicable confidence. And panache!


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