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Classical Classroom

Classical Classroom, Episode 19: Pt 1 of 2! Nixon in China & John Adams & minimalist opera (oh my!) with Michael Remson

All about Act 1 of John Adams' minimalist opera, Nixon in China! In this episode, the first part of our conversation with composer, author, educator, and Executive Director of the American Festival for the Arts, Dr. Michael Remson. World history, music history, and singing politicians?? This episode has pretty much everything you didn't know you'd been waiting for.


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Audio production by Todd “Hot Toddy” Hulslander with snarky but – let’s face it – spot-on suggestions from Dacia Clay.

Music used in this episode includes:

– John Adams, Nixon in China, Act 1. Libretto by Alice Goodman, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Edo De Waart conducting. Nonesuch 79177.

Click here to hear all of Act 1!