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Classical Classroom

Classical Classroom, Episode 18: Why the clarinet is cat-like, & other fascinating clarinet facts with Alexandra Doyle

All things clarinet! In this episode, clarinetist, radio host, and Classical 91.7 MusicLab intern, Alexandra Doyle talks with Dacia. Among many things, we learn that auditioning may or may not make one pee one's pants. If you like reeds and/or David Bowie, you'll like this one.



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Audio production by Todd “Toddly Winks” Hulslander with paroxysms of approval from Dacia Clay.

Music used in this episode includes:

– Hector Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique, Op.14: V. Songe d’une nuit du Sabbat

– Sergei Prokofiev, Peter and the Wolf, Philadelphia Orchestra with Eugene Ormandy, narrated by Davide Bowie, RCA

– Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 6, 1st mvmt., Larry Combs, Orchestral Excerpts for Clarinet

– Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 5 in E minor, 1st mvmt.

– Richard Strauss, Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche