Mozart and Me
About This Show
We all listen to music, but few understand how it works. Mozart and Me exists to promote musical literacy by making you an intelligent music listener and to help you discover quality new artists you should know. This program will explore the nature of music, musical genres, theory, history, singing technique, popular music, productivity, and interview musicians to make you an informed music enthusiast.
Most Recent Episode
The Only Living Instrument: Choral Music with Eric Whitacre
Today, I will be addressing a topic which is quite close to heart for me personally. It’s the genre of choral music. I’m sad to say, but most people in the US have never experienced the rich tradition and repertoire of choral music. Eric Whitacre is a musician you simply cannot, not know about. I couldn’t possibly think of a better individual to discuss choral music because Eric Whitacre is among the world’s most well-known and highly revered choral composers. He is a Grammy-winning composer, a graduate of the prestigious Juilliard School of Music, is a natural and persuasive orator, and perhaps is most famously known for his Virtual Choir project, which is a global choir consisting of thousands of singers. I was privileged to have this conversation with him and I am confident that you’ll have a completely different perspective on choral music as a result of it.