Classical Classroom | Houston Public Media
About This Show
HPM Classical 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.
Most Recent Episode
Classical Classroom, Ep. 143: Electro-Acoustic Chamber Music With The Living Earth Show
5 days ago
Fun fact: "Gilmore Girls" scripts are almost twice as long as other TV shows of comparable length. In this regard, this is the "Gilmore Girls" of "Classical Classroom" episodes. Andy Meyerson and Travis Andrews of the Living Earth Show teach all about electro-acoustic chamber music, sure, but they do a lot more. In addition to talking about the composers and works they commission, and about experimental classical music in general, you are guaranteed to hear boiling water used musically, and at least one verbal treatise on Lars Ulrich of Metallica. Take notes, people. This is pure gold. By the way, the Living Earth Show will be releasing a new album in late October called Dance Music. You'll preview music from that album in this episode. Check them out here: www.tles.bandcamp.com Music in this episode: - "Helpless," from Garage Days Re-Revisited by Metallica. - "Enter Sandman," from Metallica by Metallica. - Performed by the Living Earth Show: -- Family Sing-A-Long and Game Night (composed by Nicole Lizée) -- The Bell, The Ball, The Bow-Tie, & The Boot (composed by Jonathan Pfeffer) -- Tassel (composed by Anna Meredith) Audio production by Todd "Stevie Ray Todd" with keyboards by Dacia Clay and editing by Mark DiClaudio.
Rated 5 out of
This show rocks!
If you have always wanted to know more about classical music but have been too afraid to ask, this is your show. It's equally hilarious and informative. You learn without even realizing it's happening!
Date published: 2014-06-02
Rated 5 out of
Fresh and fun approach
I look forward to this program every week . Its enjoyable and educational .
Date published: 2014-08-30