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There's a rumor going around that classical music is hoity toity. At Classical Classroom, we beg to differ. Come learn with classical music newbie Dacia Clay and the music experts she invites into the Classical Classroom.More from Classical Classroom »

Most Recent Episodes

Classical Classroom, Episode 63: The Trumpet Lesson (with video)

It's a bird dying! No! It's our host, playing the trumpet! George Chase and Jason Adams of the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra teach you all about the trumpet while giving Dacia a lesson.

Classical Classroom, Ep. 173: Mozart's Death Demystified (No Really!), With Robert Greenberg

Great Courses professor Dr. Robert Greenberg demystifies the death of Mozart - for reals this time! Spoiler alert: the cause of death will totally underwhelm you.

Classical Classroom, Ep. 173: Mozart's Death Demystified (No Really!), With Robert Greenberg

Classical Classroom, Episode 69: The Kids Are Alright, With Missy Mazzoli (RR)

Worried about the future of classical music? Listen to this chat with composer and performer Missy Mazzoli and turn that frown upside down.

Classical Classroom, Episode 69: The Kids Are Alright, With Missy Mazzoli (RR)

Classical Classroom, Episode 70: Piano Vs. Orchestra, With Jon Kimura Parker

A behind-the-scenes look at what it means to be a guest soloist with an orchestra with Jon Kimura Parker.

Classical Classroom, Episode 70: Piano Vs. Orchestra, With Jon Kimura Parker

Classical Classroom, Ep. 172: Pine On Paganini

Learn about about virtuoso from a virtuosa. Rachel Barton Pine schools us on Paganini.

Classical Classroom, Episode 72: You Don't Know Fifth! With Emily Reese

Think you know Beethoven 5? Think again! Emily Reese schools us all.

Classical Classroom, Ep. 171: Strange Loop, With Jessica Meyer

Violist, composer, and educator Jessica Meyer has a unique story in the classical music world; it starts with a viola, and ends with a viola, but goes a lot of unpredictable places in between. Hear the story of her creative journey from focused specialist to Renaissance woman, and hear some of her incredible music along the way.

Classical Classroom, Ep. 170: Fabien On Felix (Mendelssohn, That Is)

Who was Felix Mendelssohn (and why should we care)? Conductor Fabien Gabel discusses.

Classical Classroom, Episode 52: Inside A Boléro With Howard Pollack

Howard Pollack explains Ravel's Boléro. Howard Pollack explains Ravel's Boléro. Howard Pollack explains Ravel's Boléro. Howard Pollack explains Ravel's Boléro.

Classical Classroom, MusicWorks Ep. 169: How Music Chased Down Gaelynn Lea

Gaelynn Lea, of Tiny Desk Contest and the Murder of Crows fame, talks about the musical journey she seems to have had no choice in taking - in a good way.

Classical Classroom, MusicWorks Ep. 169: How Music Chased Down Gaelynn Lea

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