About This Show
Houston Public Media classical music librarian, Dacia Clay has a secret: she knows next to nothing about classical music. But she wants to learn! Luckily, she's surrounded by classical music experts every day. In each episode of the Classical Classroom, Dacia's colleagues and some local classical music luminaries take turns giving her classical music "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. 142: The Art Of Song, All About Art Song With Mark Abel
5 days ago
Mark Abel’s life infuses his music, and music has been his life. He’s been a classical musician, a punk rocker, a reporter, and a classical musician and composer again. In this episode, Abel talks about “art song,” a very particular kind of classical music where song and poetry intersect. Learn about its history, its composers, and hear some of Abel’s own work.
Music in this episode:
- “Roll Over Beethoven,” The Beatles
- “Mr. Tambourine Man,” The Byrds
- “A Love Supreme,” John Coltrane
- “Marquee Moon,” Tom Verlaine/Television
- “Crazy Rhythms,” The Feelies
- “La vie anterieure’,” Henri Duparc
- By Mark Abel:
--“Los Angeles,” from The Palm Trees are Restless
--Excerpts from “Premonition,” from The Dark Eyed Chameleon
--“La sonnambula,” from Terrain of the Heart
Audio production by Todd “Hell” Hulslander with editing by Mark DiClaudio and abiding by Dacia Clay.