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Classical Classroom, Episode 116: John Luther Adams Swims Through “Become Ocean” (rerun)
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Aug 21, 2017
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